City of Canada Bay announces huge year ahead for infrastructure funding
Mon, 06/05/2019 - 17:43

The City of Canada Bay has announced a capital works program for the next financial year that will see ground broken on major infrastructure projects across the City.

“Once in a generation infrastructure projects, two new waterfront activation sites for the Parramatta River and better every day local amenities – we are building a City that is ready for our future,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.

“From major projects like the Redevelopment of Concord Oval and the Rhodes Recreation Centre, to the ever important basics such as footpaths and roads and everything in between – I am thrilled to put this draft budget out to exhibition.”

Highlights of the 2019-20 capital works program span across a range of service areas.

The plan includes funding for the Redevelopment of Concord Oval with ground expected to be broken on the world class sporting and recreation facility, and the Wests Tigers Centre of Excellence, in April 2020.

Local sporting groups will also reap the benefit of over $6 million funding over 2019-20 into local parks and recreation facilities, as well as the start of major works in Majors Bay Reserve, Cintra Park and Timbrell Park.

The works program features funding for two new waterfront activation sites along the Parramatta River, with work beginning on the $6 Million McIlwaine Park River Activation and Foreshore Upgrade and on the first stages of the creation of a swim site at Bayview Park, Concord.

“With many major projects breaking ground across our area in the next 12 months, residents can rest assured that the City of Canada Bay will also be busy taking care of our core Council business,” Mayor Tsirekas said.

“I am always proud of the work our staff do to keep our parks, gardens and roadways looking amazing and this capital program will see that work continue.”

The $10 million Roads and Traffic program for 2019-20 includes a commitment of $3 million for the final stage of the Five Dock streetscape upgrades as well as over $900,000 for footpath renewal and $480,000 for road pavement renewal across the City of Canada Bay.

“In particular I am glad to see $70,000 for a Pedestrian Access Mobility Plan and $50,000 for an Accessibility Works Program, both programs that will see improvements across our area for all residents.”

The City of Canada Bay is calling on residents to visit the read the 2019-20 capital program, which will be on public exhibition until Sunday 12 May.