Completed Projects and Initiatives 2016

Infrastructure projects

  • Opening Bennelong Bridge
  • Completion of The Connection, Rhodes Community Precinct
  • New angled parking and upgrade of roadway in Shoreline Drive
  • New parks and open space names - signage installed
  • Wayfinding signage trial • Cul-de-sac street signage installed
  • Off-leash dog parks trial in Mill Park and McIlwaine Park
  • Bike lane and cyclist safety works on Rider Blvd and Walker Street
  • Advisory signage on foreshore pathway for cyclists and pedestrians
  • Mary Street footpath restoration works
  • Bus stops installed and infrastructure to facilitate new bus routes
  • Cigarette butt bins installed – Lewis Berger Park, Rhodes Train Station and Lewis Avenue Steps

Projects and initiatives

  • Public artworks ‘Wired Space and City DNA/Canada Bay’ by Lu Xinjian at The Connection
  • Public artwork ‘In Motion’ and Art Rugs by Brook Andrew at The Connection
  • Public artwork ‘Aqueous’ by Emma Anna in partnership with Sydney Water
  • ‘Picnic and Play’ tables artworks in Hoskins Reserve
  • Bespoke toys for The Connection, made by Concord Men’s Shed
  • ‘Reflecting Rhodes’ photography competition and exhibition at Rhodes Waterside
  • Lewis Berger Park launch and war memorial restoration in partnership with Berger Paints
  • Digital Gallery launch and partnership with DLux
  • Rhodes Walking Tour App launched
  • Rhodes Hidden Gems tourism video produced
  • Homebush Bay Cycling Map published in partnership with Sydney Olympic Park
  • Union Square markets trial
  • Food Truck trial conducted
  • Shopping trolley management signage project in partnership with Rhodes Waterside and building managers implemented
  • Community Safety and Crime Prevention: letter box theft project completed
  • Rhodes Community Garden launched at Hoskins Reserve
  • Sponsorship and partnerships with IKEA Rhodes, Sydney Olympic Park, Rhodes Waterside, Rhodes Multicultural Community Association, Rhodes Community Committee, SaemTeu Korean Church, City of Parramatta, Parkrun and Communities for Communities.
  • Increased staff resources for the Rhodes garden maintenance and cleansing team
  • New bus services for Rhodes commenced
  • Waste and recycling services written and video information translated into multiple languages

A range of consultation and events:

  • Sustainability Awards
  • Planning consultations
  • Lunar New Year & Cinema in the park
  • Homebush Bay Bridge launch
  • Free photography workshops
  • Clean up Australia Day and BBQ
  • Sustainability workshops, Treading Lightly program and Eat, Taste, Create
  • Waste and recycling workshops
  • Strata living & residential tenancy information sessions
  • Rhodes Moon Festival
  • Rhodes Fire Station Open Day
  • Breastscreen and blood donation vans
  • Small Business Bus
  • The Biggest Workout
  • Library experience trials – e.g. storytime in the park, pop-up library, author talks & book clubs, digital program trials
  • Christmas events
  • Revel@Rhodes - summer events program
  • Art at The Connection
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