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Kambah resident and Member for Murrumbidgee, Chris Steel MLA today joined Minister for Transport and City Services, Meegan Fitzharris MLA, to celebrate and open Stage 1 of the upgrades at Kambah Village.
They were joined by members of the Kambah community who were also celebrating Kambah Lions Club’s 40th anniversary.
Mr Steel said that Stage 1 of the upgrades represented an investment of $300,000 from a total of $2.3 million the ACT Government is investing in Kambah Village.
“Kambah really values their local shopping centre, but it was time for an upgrade,” Mr Steel said.
“We are hoping that these upgrades will inject more life and pride in the centre while keeping the village feel, including the sheep, Mr Steel said.
Mr Steel said that the upgrades have seen a replacement of the raised timber deck with new paving and levelling to provide more functional outdoor dining areas. Walls in central courtyard have also been removed to open up the area for greater public use.
“The Government has installed new seats, tables, bike racks and a water refill station. New deciduous trees and garden beds have been planted to help cool and soften the courtyard, along with the installation of a screen to cover the rubbish bin collection area behind the Kambah Tavern,” Mr Steel said.
“While it’s great to see the courtyard completed, there is still more to come with $2 million more being invested as part of Stage 2 of the upgrades.
“I’m excited that the work will continue in stage 2, which will take construction to the South East of the Centre and further improve the look and feel of the shops over the coming year.”
Mr Steel said that Stage 2 of the upgrades would deliver new toilets, an upgraded playground with shade structure, and an extension of the central courtyard’s spine to the south-east of the centre. The upgrades will also include new paving, more shade trees and seating areas, plus a formalised waste collection shelter.
“I would like to thank every single member of the Kambah community for their support for this project and for feeding their ideas to the Government,” said Mr Steel.
At the opening, the Kambah Lions Club put on a BBQ to celebrate their 40 years of of delivering support to the Kambah Community, including through the Lions Youth Haven in Kambah.
“The Kambah Lions Club has provided valued support to the Canberra community since 1977, when Kambah was just a young suburb,” Mr Steel said.