Report on progress - a busy six months completing projects
01 March 2017 | Council
From a major upgrade of Livvi’s Place playground, to widening of the Bay Run leading up to Iron Cove Bridge, upgrades of Cabarita and Drummoyne pools and construction of The Connection, Rhodes, the City of Canada Bay has successfully completed a number of large projects in the past six months.
The Six-Monthly Report on Progress, July-December 2016, is now available on the Council’s website, with hard copies available to read at the Council’s Customer Service Centre and libraries.It not only sets out achievements during the second half of last year, but during the 16 years since the City of Canada Bay was formed in December 2000.
“I am pleased to present this Report on Progress to our community and reflect on the achievements of the Council,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Helen McCaffrey said.“Residents are able to enjoy a range of cultural and social opportunities, recreation facilities and sound infrastructure, as a result of careful planning which always has our community’s interest at heart.”
Mayor McCaffrey said that in addition to new capital works, City of Canada Bay had maintained services to a high standard, with 100 per cent occupancy at both Wellbank and Victoria Avenue Children’s Centres, and many programs run at the libraries and Five Dock Leisure Centre.
Some other key projects in the Report on Progress include:
- Children’s Centres – renovations carried out to the yards of both Wellbank and Victoria Avenue Children’s Centres to maximise space and to introduce nature-based elements that stimulate participation by children
- Five Dock Town Centre – major upgrades include improvements to the streetscape and landscaping, along with the installation of public art in Fred Kelly Place, Waterview Street car park, on the wall outside Coles and at the rear of Five Dock Hotel
- The Conservatory Cabarita – work on a new conservatory is nearing completion. The facility will complement the existing Federation-style pavilion and provide space for events, exhibitions, workshops, performances and outdoor functions
- Renewal of the Crane Street car park using recycled road base generated from the Council’s road program• Road Pavement Rejuvenation – over 119,000 square metres of road pavement has been completed, increasing the life of existing roads
- Footpaths and Kerb and Guttering – more than 2,455 square metres of footpaths have been renewed along with 554 linear metres of kerb and guttering.
Council also engaged residents and stakeholders for input into a new Disability Inclusion Action Plan over the past six months and represented the interests of the community in discussions with the State Government on the WestConnex project.
Copies of the report are available at the Concord and Five Dock libraries, The Connection, Rhodes, and Administration Centre in Drummoyne, or download a copy at http://www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au/cd-progress-reports.html