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Hurstville City Council set to revitalise Forest Road streetscape

Posted 25 November 2014 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Con Hindi today announced Hurstville City Council will develop a plan to revitalise the streetscape along Forest Road in the Hurstville CBD, between Queens Road to Palm Court car park.

Mayor Hindi said the project would include change of pavers, lighting, garbage bins, landscaping and street furniture.

“The revitalisation of Forest Road would see a great improvement for local businesses and people who visit the shopping precinct,” he said.

“Hurstville City Centre boasts an impressive Hurstville Transport Interchange, businesses, shops, many services, and amenities and I’m sure the revitalisation project will make the surroundings more appealing.

“The improved streetscape will help to further encourage people to shop locally and support our businesses intern boosting the local economy.

“It would also give a fresh new-look to the area and significantly improve the overall streetscape appearance of Hurstville’s vibrant City Centre.

“Council has recently completed similar works at Kingsgrove, Penshurst and Riverwood town centres so it is timely to now shift the focus to improving the city centre.

“One of my objectives as Mayor is to see this refurbishment become a reality and it is most positive that the initial phase of undertaking a review can now happen.

“I hope that these works would be a catalyst for some shop owners to lift the standard and improve their shopfronts to attract more people to the Forest Road shopping precinct.

“Also, the revitalisation will help make the shopping precinct more vibrant and add to the great appeal the area is known for with people visiting from all over Sydney.

Mayor Hindi said the first step in this process is for Council to develop concept drawings for the proposed works along with estimated costs to undertake this project.

“The money for the works will come from Council’s town centre improvement funds which has approximately $3 million available,” he said.

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