30 May 2019

Mayoral Column

I’ve recently visited several sites where Council has completed various road upgrades, as well as ongoing works, and I am impressed with the current progress and benefits for our community.

For example, a multi-staged cycleway project which connects Rifle Range Road, Bligh Park through to Berger Road Reserve, South Windsor (near Snailham Crescent) has now been extended between Berger Road Reserve and Stewart Street, South Windsor.

Thanks to the latest extension, the cycleway now spans 1.8 kilometres. Council has continued completing cycleway sections every year as part of the Hawkesbury’s cycleway network under the 2018/2019 Operational Plan. Council’s 2019/2020 Draft Operational Plan has also flagged a further extension for the cycleway in 2020.

Cycleways are popular with sporting and recreational cyclists, as well as being great for short trips such as bike riding to school, social cycling, trips to the local shops and for people who are able to ride to work.

Other recently completed works include rehabilitation work on Spinks Road, Glossodia from Kurmond Road to 600 metres north of Currency Creek, and asphalt rehabilitation on Colonial Drive, Bligh Park.

The footpath on George Street, Windsor - between Catherine and Johnston Street (northern side) has also been renewed. Council is also continuing works on Teviott Street, Richmond and making important safety improvements on the Old Stock Route Road/Wolseley Road, Oakville intersection. In an upcoming column I will let you know about park and tennis court upgrades that Council has recently completed.

Please visit Council’s website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au and Hawkesbury City Council’s Facebook www.facebook.com/hawkesburycitycouncil for regular updates on local Council projects.

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