Improvements to shopping centres at Cook, Rivett and Kambah (Mannheim Street) to enhance the character of the suburbs are now complete, Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris announced today.
“These $1.76 million upgrades include improved lighting along footpaths, better access to bus stops and footpath connections, new public space seating, bicycle racks and additional parking spaces for people with disability,” Minister Fitzharris said.
“These latest shopping centre upgrades at Cook, Rivett and Kambah are part of the ACT Government’s work to ensure our suburbs are renewed, connections are made easier for walking, cycling and catching buses so Canberra can continue to be the world’s most liveable city.
“Upgrades to local shopping centres are a vital investment in our city. They are important parts of our community where you can shop, meet friends and enjoy our open space. By visiting your local shops, you are also supporting local jobs.
“These works were designed in consultation with the local community and businesses. It’s great to see them now complete.”
The $850,000 improvements to the Cook shopping centre at Cook Place included:
- increased open space for gatherings as well as outdoor dining;
- better access from the bus stop and surrounding streets with new pathways and ramps;
- reduced trip hazards;
- improved lighting along footpaths and the main car park;
- an additional parking space for people with a disability, compliant to current standards; and
- new public space furniture, a drinking fountain and upgraded landscaping with mature trees to the car park area.
The $360,000 improvements to Rivett shopping centre at Rivett Place included:
- improved access from the bus stop to the shops, with the installation of a new pathway and ramp;
- better safety with upgraded paving and lighting;
- easier and safer access from the Burrangiri Aged Care facility to the shopping centre; and
- new public space seating.
The $550,000 improvements to Kambah shopping centre on Mannheim Street included:
- better access to the shop fronts and childcare centre with new pathways, ramp and stairs;
- improved main car park entry and a new parking space for people with a disability, compliant to current standards; and
- improved safety and amenity with new lighting, public space seating, landscaping, a drinking fountain and bottle refill station and bicycle racks.