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Blackheath Village Centre upgrades underway

By Blue Mountains City Council
Archived 24 Dec 2023 - Posted: 26 Oct 2023
Aerial photo of Blackheath Village Centre
Work to deliver important liveability, safety and accessibility upgrades in Blackheath Village Centre starts this week with construction programmed to be complete before the end of the year.

The upgrade works will be done in stages, across several key locations, and includes:

  • Upgrades to the facilities and landscaping of the Great Western Highway road reserve. This is the area adjacent to Neate Park that runs along the highway to the Rotary Clock Corner (the southwest corner of the Great Western Highway and Bundarra Street intersection).
  • Renewal of the Sutton Lane Car Park (South side of Sutton Lane).
  • A new pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Sutton Lane and Wentworth Street.
  • Formalisation of on-street parking along Station Street, between the station commuter carpark and the intersection of Bundarra Street and Station Street.
  • Footpath renewal and on-street parking upgrade on Gardiner Crescent at the frontage of the Blackheath Community Neighbourhood Centre.
  • Renewal of the footpath along Wentworth Street.

Construction works will take place between 7am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 1pm on Saturdays.

The Sutton Lane Car Park upgrade is expected to start in November and be completed by the start of December. During this time there will be no access to the car park to allow the work to be completed as efficiently as possible. Further communication about the carpark closure will occur over the coming weeks.

Blue Mountains Mayor, Mark Greenhill, said: “Blackheath is a popular destination for locals and visitors to our region and these upgrades will help to make the village more accessible and welcoming for all.

“A key aim is also to improve pedestrian safety, parking and access to local businesses. This is about improving the liveability of Blackheath Village in practical ways.

“We’ve been on an extended journey on this upgrade project, which has overcome a series of challenges in the last couple of years, including natural disasters and the global pandemic. Thank you to the local community for your feedback on the project as it has developed.

“Minimising inconvenience for the community and local businesses is front of mind for Council and the upgrade contractors. Our approach is to get the upgrades completed as efficiently as possible before Christmas.”

The upgrade is funded under the Western Sydney City Deal Liveability Program and the Building Better Regions Fund and follows previous community consultation as well as the community-endorsed Masterplan, endorsed by Council in 2018.

The planned upgrade of the Wentworth Street and Govetts Leap Road intersection and crossings is still under development and procurement. Further updates to be provided to the community as details are confirmed.

For more information about the project, visit: here

 
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