ACT completes several community infrastructure projects
Several fast-tracked community infrastructure projects have been recently completed in Canberra, allowing citizens to benefit from its improvements.
Minister for Transport and City Services Chris Steel revealed that the ACT Government moved quickly to establish small scale infrastructure works last year to help support local jobs through the COVID-19 pandemic.
“For example, we have invested in paving and other improvements at 13 local shopping centres in older suburbs helping to maintain them vibrant as hubs for community activity and supporting local businesses which are based there,” Minister Steel said.
Canberra’s active travel and public transport networks were also invested in to improve connectivity.
Two new park and ride locations are now available in Lyneham and Evatt. Also, the next stage of the Heysen Street Link was completed and a new bike and ride facility ready for use on Barry Drive.
The construction of two new modern, safe and accessible public toilet facilities at Lake Tuggeranong and John Knight Memorial Park is also almost finished. These public toilet facilities are expected to be open for use in the coming weeks.
In line with the annual road resurfacing program, asphalt patching at various locations across the ACT has increased to ensure that citizens can continue to have access to have high-quality roads across Canberra.
The road resurfacing program includes specific patching programs in areas such as Banks, Gordon, Conder, Isabella Plains, Gilmore, Weston, Curtin, Symonston, Chapman and Hughes.
“To round out this program of works, we have invested in new bus stops and listened to the community on the relocation of existing bus stops in growth suburbs such as Taylor, Coombs, Wright and Denman Prospect,” Minister Steel said.
“These community projects have been delivered alongside work on the ACT Government’s largest-ever pipeline of major projects to protect and create jobs while delivering the infrastructure our city needs – so that we can bounce back better.”