26 September 2023

Kippax and Charnwood to get safety upgrades

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City Services is calling for feedback on its biggest suburban infrastructure program, with preliminary design upgrades released for both Kippax and Charnwood.

Encouraging members of the community to weigh in, the Minister for City Services, Chris Steel said preliminary designs had been released for upgrades at the Kippax Group Centre, and safety and amenity improvements at nearby Charnwood shops.

“With construction already underway at local shops like Duffy and Campbell, we’re now asking Canberrans to let us know about what improvements they’d like to see at other centres,” Mr Steel said.

“We’ve released a preliminary design for upgrades at the Kippax Group Centre as well as improvements to the public spaces at the Charnwood Group Centre, with new landscaping and better paving options to make the area safer for our vulnerable Canberrans,” he said.

“The design at Kippax focuses on the area of Hardwick Crescent between Luke Street and the service station – and is based on previous consultation in line with the Group Centre Master Plan.”

Mr Steel said it included features such as wider and improved verges, new pedestrian crossings and lighting, as well as new plantings and landscaping.

He said it was important to fix up the paving and landscaping at Charnwood shops to make it safer and more accessible for the local community, while still maintaining trees and the aesthetic that people loved about Charnwood

“Final designs for the Tuggeranong Foreshore upgrades, the new Casey community recreation park and a range of playground upgrades in four suburbs will be released soon before construction starts in the new year,” the Minister said.

“More suburban infrastructure projects including new dog parks for the north and south of Canberra will be released for community input before the end of the year.”

Further information on upgrades to the Kippax Group Centre can be accessed at this PS News link and improvements at Charnwood shops at this link.

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