Media Releases

These are recent media releases related to my electorate of Murrumbidgee.

My Ministerial media releases are published in full here.

Upgrades to Kambah Shops continue

November 21, 2017

Design work is underway on the next stage of improvements to the public facilities at the Kambah Village group centre and local residents are being invited to have their say.

"This is an important project for many residents of Kambah and the surrounding suburbs, and it’s great that the Government is improving the group centre and supporting the local shops,” said local Member Chris Steel, on behalf of Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris.

“Stage 1 of the upgrades have now been completed, and work is now underway on Stage 2 which will see an additional $2 million invested to deliver more improvements to the group centre.”

The full list of improvements that will be delivered as part of the Stage 2 upgrade include:

  • new public toilet facilities
  • new and upgraded playground equipment including additional shade
  • additional car parking to the south east of the centre
  • a new public community gathering space with new furnishings, trees and lawn
  • upgraded lights in the public realm
  • better pedestrian connections to the east via the bridge over the drainage swale
  • additional screening of the rubbish collection area between the Kambah Inn and courtyard
  • upgrade of pavements in the service area between the Kambah Inn and courtyard
  • improved safety treatments to the existing eastern car park.

“Before the design for the Stage 2 works is finalised, the Government is encouraging residents to provide feedback at www.yoursay.act.gov.au on a few key aspects of the design including features of the new playground and community recreation spaces,” Mr Steel said.

“We want to know who currently uses the playground and what would make it a more fun and enjoyable experience for children. Whether that be more natural features such as logs and rocks for creative play or additional traditional play equipment like a slide, climbing frame and cubby house.

“The design features of the extension of the central courtyard are also up to the community to decide and could include picnic settings, lighting and landscaping upgrades including shade trees and lawn.

“Suburban shopping centres like Kambah Village provide an important function in our community and it is important to maintain and improve the public facilities of our neighbourhood shops to ensure they continue to meet the community’s everyday shopping and recreational needs.”