Spending $9.8m on plan to refresh town centres

ALMOST $10 million will be invested in our town centres in 2019-20.

Canterbury Bankstown Council will spend $9.8 million upgrading a number of town centres, involving: Design work for Hurlstone Park; construction work at Miller Road, Villawood; construction work at Revesby; and stage two construction at Canterbury.
Mayor Khal Asfour says investing in town centres is about revitalising and activating main streets, and designing well-planned and innovative smart centres.
“We want to improve traffic, create better connections for pedestrian access and bring people together to celebrate where we live, work and play,” he said.
Stage one of Canterbury town centre improvements, mostly based around upgrading the area around the intersection at Charles and Roberts streets, includes construction of new footpaths; planting of trees and creation of garden beds and raingardens; installation of a charger for electric car owners; construction of raised pedestrian crossings; undergrounding of overhead power lines; installation of new lighting and smart poles; construction of kerb and gutter; reconstruction of road pavement; and installation of outdoor seating.
“Canterbury Town Centre is a fantastic example of how we are bringing new energy and transforming it from a place you pass through to a stop-over destination,” Mayor Asfour said.