Friday, February 23, 2024

Burwood walks out new pedestrian hub

Burwood Council has unveiled the Deane Street Precinct Transformation Project, the newest pedestrian hub in the heart of its town centre.

Deane Street Burwood is known for its mixed use and concentration of activities during all hours of the day and night. The space boasts opportunities for local employment, education, cafes, restaurants, retail, recreation and cultural activity.

In February, Burwood Council submitted a $500,000 funding application to the Department of Planning and Environment as part of the Streets as Shared Spaces Round 2 Program to reimagine the Deane Street Precinct.

Since then, Council says it has worked tirelessly to bring this space to life.

“I am thrilled to see Deane Street reach its full potential,” said Mayor, John Faker.

“Already a busy and exciting hub of activity, it’s fantastic to see Council take advantage of this funding opportunity to transform Deane Street into the colourful and functional space it is now.”

He said the design and function of the precinct was informed by consultation with residents and the community.

The site features new seating and shade cover, fresh plants and trees, vibrant public art, a new bike repair kiosk, and reallocated road space enabling increased pedestrian and cyclist access.

“This updated precinct will facilitate and encourage community interaction, socialising, dining and recreation and seeks to fulfil a broad range of social, economic, health and environmental needs for our community,” said Mayor Faker.

After a soft opening event in November, the Deane Street Precinct was officially launched last Wednesday.

This project is funded by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment Streets as Shared Spaces Round 2 Program.

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