25 September 2023

Kambah facelift faces community comment

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Major upgrades to the public areas at Kambah Village in Tuggeranong have been released for community consultation.

The $2 million project includes a private redevelopment of the shops, including an extension to the Woolworths supermarket.

Minister for City Services, Chris Steel said the upgrades were “huge” news for Kambah, which was one of the largest suburbs in Australia but with one of the smallest Woolworths.

“Over 2,000 people in Kambah signed my petition calling for the shops to be upgraded, so it is great to see significant investment being made by both the ACT Government and by private owners at the shops to get it done,” Mr Steel said.

He said the upgrades followed extensive consultation with the community.

“The final sketch plans detail around $2 million worth of upgrades to the existing playground, with new play equipment such as a basket swing, slides, a climbing frame and trampolines, as well as a new shade sail to cover high use play areas.

“Upgrades to the public areas also include new irrigated grass areas which will form a shaded common green gathering space with new deciduous trees, gardens, a barbecue shelter and picnic settings.”

Mr Steel said other improvements included new wheelchair compliant toilets; an additional nine car parks; a range of seating areas; new waste enclosures with an artistic screen; and upgrades to the pedestrian lighting and pavements. The proposed expansion of the supermarket would extend it by 1,754 square metres.

The Minister said the proposed redevelopment of Kambah Village and the extension of Woolworths are available for comment at this PS News link.

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