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Revitalisation Forest Road CBD streetscape set to commence

Posted 12 June 2015 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Con Hindi today announced Hurstville City Council will shortly commence works to revitalise the streetscape along Forest Road in the Hurstville CBD, between the Hurstville Transport Interchange and Palm Court car park.

Mayor Hindi said the $2 million dollar project would include new paving, street lighting, garbage bins that encourage public place recycling, landscaping and street furniture.

“I am delighted that this project is now underway as it was one of my key objectives as Mayor to make this a reality,” he said.

“It is most pleasing the concept drawings are now complete and the tender for stage one will shortly be advertised with submissions set to close on 7 July 2015.

“The revitalisation of Forest Road will see many long-term benefits for both business owners and the community who visit this vibrant shopping precinct.”

Mayor Hindi said it is anticipated the tender contract will be awarded late July, with works to commence shortly after.

“The revitalisation of this precinct will also see additional public seating including; tables, chairs and shade cover to be constructed in Memorial Square to give this local meeting place a fresh new look,” he said.

“In addition, new street tree planting will be installed as a feature to compliment the streetscape surrounds.”

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

“The Forest Road revitalisation project will also give the shopping precinct a new lease of life and greatly improve the overall streetscape appearance of Hurstville’s City Centre,” he said.

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

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