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Record funding for capital works A record $90.1 million will be invested in capital works projects in Canterbury-Bankstown over the next 12 months, after Council adopted its 2018-19 budget overnight. Yes  

A record $90.1 million will be invested in capital works projects in Canterbury-Bankstown over the next 12 months, after Council adopted its 2018-19 budget overnight.

The record investment includes:

  • $31 million for roads and transport;
  • $10.9 million for buildings;
  • $8.1 million for parks and recreation;
  • $7.3 million for town centre upgrades;
  • $3.9 million for footpaths and boardwalks;
  • $3.7 million for bridges;
  • $3.2 million for recreational equipment;
  • $1.7 million for water quality and waterways;
  • $1.3 million for car parks;
  • $1.2 million for stormwater drainage; and
  • $250,000 for bus stops.

Mayor Khal Asfour said hundreds of projects will be delivered by Council.

"We remain committed to making further improvements in Canterbury-Bankstown, as we aim to meet the aspirations recently determined by the community for the next 10 years," Mayor Asfour said.

"More than 10,000 residents told us they want Canterbury-Bankstown to be safe and strong; clean and green; prosperous and innovative; moving and integrated; healthy and active; liveable and distinctive; and leading and engaged, by 2028.

"This budget enables us to start that journey."

Some of the upcoming major projects include:

  • Design and installation of the City’s first interactive litter prevention device, to be based on the Cooks River;
  • Installation of a new synthetic all-weather pitch at Jensen Park, Regents Park;
  • Designing and construction of the City’s first solar farm;
  • Creation of a masterplan for Griffith Park, a key Bankstown CBD site;
  • Construction of the first stage of the Wolumba Street Bridge and Hector Street Bridge upgrades at Chester Hill;
  • Upgrading Canterbury and Revesby Town Centres;
  • Upgrade of field and playground at Parry Park, Lakemba;
  • Completion of the all-abilities playground at Bankstown Gardens; and
  • Resurfacing and upgrading of major roads, including:

        o Glassop Street, Yagoona, from Allum to Wilkins Streets;

        o Chapel Road, Bankstown, from High Street to Shenton Avenue;

        o Croydon Street, Lakemba, from The Boulevarde to Canterbury Road; and

        o Broadway, Punchbowl, from Hillcrest Street to The Boulevarde.

 27/06/2018 2:40 PM