Huge win for City of Canada Bay residents in first stage of funding for future of Parramatta Rd

06 March 2018 | Planning

The City of Canada Bay has secured over $1.7 million in NSW Government funding for the planning of key infrastructure projects along Parramatta Road as part of the Greater Sydney Commission’s Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program.

“Today is a landmark day for our community,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said. “The $1.7 million secured by the City of Canada Bay will ensure our growing population is serviced by state-of-the-art community and recreation facilities into the future.”

The funding announcement will see the City of Canada Bay responsible for the planning and eventual delivery of four major projects.

“$500,000 of the funding from today’s announcement will be put toward the City of Canada Bay’s vision for the redevelopment of Concord Oval which will build a design for the iconic facility to become a multi-purpose space capable of meeting the growing and changing needs of our community,” Mayor Tsirekas said.

“Today’s announcement is also a huge win for local residents and businesses who have identified modern cyclepaths and cycleways as key to connecting people across our area through this active transport option.”

“We are thrilled to announce that as part of the Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program, $1 million will be put toward planning for a regional cycleway along Patterson St, Gipps St and Queens Rd from Concord to Five Dock.”

“Local cyclists will also be delighted that an additional $75,000 will deliver a plan for a much needed cycle connection linking Concord and Burwood between Queen Elizabeth Park and Burwood Park.”

The fourth project earmarked by today’s funding announcement is $200,000 toward planning the delivery of new playing courts in the recreation precinct.

“These two cycleway projects will significantly bolster the safe cycling options across our area.”

“The new playing fields and the new state of the art redevelopment of Concord Oval will mean our residents will have some of Sydney’s finest world class sporting, recreation and community facilities at their doorstep.”
With initial funding secured, planning will commence for the redevelopment of Concord Oval, new cycling infrastructure and playing fields. Further funding from the Greater Sydney Commission for the delivery of these projects will be sought by Council once plans are finalised.

“Our first step now is to take these projects to the community and to seek feedback from our residents, businesses, visitors and key stakeholders,” Mayor Tsirekas said. 

“Ours is a Council for the residents and for the community. These four projects, as with all our initiatives, will be guided by our community’s needs so stay tuned to Council’s social media pages, print publications and other Council communications to hear how you can have your say in the coming months.”

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