These are recent media releases related to my electorate of Murrumbidgee.
My Ministerial media releases are published in full here.
Works are now underway at the Kambah Village to improve the public areas around the shops for local residents, with the installation of a range of great new amenities.
Minister for City Services Chris Steel, with MLA for Murrumbidgee Bec Cody, turned the sod on the start of works on Stage Two upgrades to the Village which will see upgrades to the South-East of the Centre.
The existing grassed area will be replaced with new irrigated grass, which will become a shaded common green gathering space with 31 new trees, gardens, a barbecue shelter and picnic settings.
Existing trees are being replaced by deciduous exotics which will provide summer flowering, sunny space in winter, and protection from the heat during the warmer months.
There will be a number of upgrades to the existing playground, with new play equipment, such as a basket swing, slides, a climbing frame and trampolines as well as a new shade sail to cover high use play areas.
Other improvements include new toilets, more seating, upgrades to pedestrian lighting and pavements, additional parking at the south east edge of the shops and a bin enclosure for the commercial bin area.
The Government-led upgrades will also be complemented by the private redevelopment of the shops, which includes a major extension to Woolworths, with a new covered Northern entranceway to the shops and additional retail spaces. Construction is also underway on the jointly funded urban waterways project with a pond being built adjacent to the shops.
The upgrades at Kambah follow on from the first stage of works finished in August 2017. The first stage of work focused on the central courtyard area and saw the construction of new paving, planting beds with trees and shrubs, and furnishings such as seats and bins.
Quotes attributable to Chris SteeL MLA:
“Construction on stage 2 of the upgrades will complete the rejuvenation of the public areas around Kambah Village and will deliver on a key Labor election commitment."
Quotes attributable to Bec Cody MLA:
"The upgrades to the public areas are an important part of the regeneration of the Village but we also know that Kambah residents are also highly anticipating the outcome of the planning process for the proposed private development to extend the Woolworths and add extra retail spaces."