The Springwood Town Centre rejuvenation is now complete, providing locals and visitors alike with safer pedestrian crossings, new guttering, plants and seating.
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the town’s rejuvenation was funded under the transformative Western Sydney City Deal
“This is a great example of how the City Deal is delivering vital community infrastructure and other improvements for locals to bolster liveability and secure a stronger future for the area – needed now more than ever as we continue to recover from COVID-19,” Minister Fletcher said.
New South Wales Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, the Hon Stuart Ayres MP, said all levels of government were committed to continuing to work together to enhance liveability for the people of New South Wales, by improving community facilities and public spaces.
“I’m delighted to see the progress of changes at Springwood that will make this town centre even more agreeable, for both local residents and the many visitors to the wonderful Blue Mountains region,” Minister Ayres said.
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the upgrades were good news for local businesses.
“We know how important it is right now to support our small business community, so I’m very pleased that the Springwood Chamber of Commerce have welcomed these upgrades,” Senator Payne said.
“Delivering a safer, more accessible and pleasant town centre is a boon for both businesses and shoppers.”
The three upgraded crossings, now improved to Australian standards, are located are in front of the train station, at the Bunker Café and near the Early Childhood Centre and LGA Supermarket.
Mayor of the Blue Mountains City Council, Cr Mark Greenhill, said the busy town centre of Springwood was looking brighter with new plantings and seating.
“Functionality is much improved too, with more defined markings and car park spaces along Macquarie Road,” Cr Greenhill said.
“This upgrade is in line with the Springwood Town Centre Masterplan which identified the need to improve accessibility along the main street.
“I’d like to thank the Springwood community for their patience while these important works were completed around the clock.”
The $1.3 million project was funded under Western Parkland City Liveability Program, part of the Western Sydney City Deal, a historic 20-year partnership between the three levels of government commits to improve the prosperity, sustainability and liveability of Western Sydney.
For more information on the project, visit https://yoursay.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/springwood-town-centre
For more information on the Western Sydney City Deal, visit https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/cities/city-deals/western-sydney/ and www.wscd.sydney