Mayor of Brimbank, Cr John Hedditch, officially opened the $2.6million stage one upgrade to the Dawson Street Precinct in Sunshine yesterday (14 March 2017).
In speaking at the opening, Cr Hedditch said the upgrade of the precinct had had a significant, positive impact on the area.
“The reworking of the on-street car park to reduce the number of driveway crossovers - alongside new footpaths, the new pedestrian shelter, lighting, and clearly marked pedestrian crossings - has significantly improved the area for both pedestrians and drivers.
“Additional plantings and street trees are now being supported by extensive raingardens that capture and treat stormwater runoff, which is a fantastic environmental outcome.
“The area now functions as a great place for people to stop, rest and move through, and is a great example of Council’s continued investment in transforming the Sunshine Town Centre, making it a key destination in the West,” Cr Hedditch said.
“Our next step is to get a litter education and compliance program in place with shoppers and traders to make sure the Dawson Street area remains clean, tidy and odour free and attracts people to the Sunshine Town Centre,” he added.
The project comprised:
The total cost of the first stage of the Dawson Street Precinct Update was $2.6million, of which Council contributed $2.1million.
The project was further supported by:
The next stage of works planned will improve the connection between the area and the Sunshine Leisure Centre, and provide a green space including informal play areas.