Riverwood’s Main Street Will Get a $500,000 Facelift | Leader of St George & Sutherland Shire

Belmore Road, Riverwood will receive a $500,000 facelift following a grant from the state government.

Georges River Council has been successful in securing the grant under the NSW Department of Planning’s Streets as Shared Spaces programme.

Called Riverwood Re-Connected, the project aims to improve the amenities and quality of Belmore Road’s underutilized open space and improve pedestrian connectivity from the Riverwood station to local businesses and services.

In January, when the council was preparing its grant application, it asked residents what improvements they would like to see at Riverwood Town Center.

Georges River Council aims to revitalize and reconnect the two sides of Belmore Road, which is cut off by the railway station.

Grant funding will enable the Council to provide a built environment designed for people, with a focus on safety, comfort, play, enjoyment and vibrancy for all users to transform Belmore Road into a place that works for everyone, especially for pedestrians.

This will be achieved through:

– Additional public furniture and shade to provide places of rest and respite;

– Public art to activate and animate the center;

– The increase of trees in the streets increases the vegetation and provides shade;

– Uniting the two sides of the station through a consistent look and feel;

– Smart social spaces equipped with smart furniture and WiFi to allow users to connect and play;

– Improve the perception of the center, encouraging visits and stimulating the local economy by encouraging residents, workers and visitors to live.

Under the Streets as Shared Spaces programme, 40 NSW councils will each receive $500,000 to make changes that improve the amenities and economic vitality of their main streets and surrounding areas.

The goal is to boost businesses and connect communities.

NSW Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport Rob Stokes said: “These innovative and creative projects will allow people to dine under the stars and create spaces to relax and connect, which will support local business operators. as they recover from the pandemic.

“We are reinventing our streets as better places for people, which will lead to increased foot traffic and bring the community together to enjoy the vibrancy our state has to offer,” he said.

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