Randwick area streetscape set for upgrade

September 14, 2018 by  

The City of Randwick has announced plans for as major upgrade to the town centre along Coogee Bay Road.

Commencing in September 2018, the $5 million project aims to make the area a more vibrant place for people to socialise as well as support local businesses by making it more attractive for visitors. Improvements to town centres and civic hubs which draw in extra foot traffic can often generate extra demand for business card printing services and logo design firms.

The council says upgrades to the amenities on the shopping strip will include extra outdoor dining space, wider footpaths with new pavings and an overall improvement to public safety. Additionally, overhead power lines are to be removed and placed underground.

Local mayor Lindsay Shurey said residents have long been calling for improvements to Coogee Bay Road, with consultations dating back to 2014.

Some disruption will occur as part of digging works, but the council says building contractors will be working hard to minimise inconvenience and to maintain access to businesses at all times. Two way access to the road will stay in place, as well as on street parking on both sides.

Mayor Shurey believes once completed the works will enhance the area’s reputation among travellers. She added:

“Coogee is a nationally renowned tourist destination as well as a local village with its own character.”

Several Callery pear trees will also be planted to improve the look of the streets.