In our commitment to sustainability and supporting active transport, we have continued over many years, to expand our local bike network to provide a safe cycling environment for people of all ages and riding abilities.
Through the NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program, the City of Canada Bay and Burwood Council have been allocated funding to build a cycleway from Burwood Park to Queen Elizabeth Park.
The City of Canada Bay’s responsibility is to undertake the works from Parramatta Road to Queen Elizabeth Park on the western side of Broughton Street. These works are anticipated to commence in July 2019.
Project outcomes include:
New 1.1km cycleway enabling a continual cycleway from Burwood Park to Queen Elizabeth Park, with the City of Canada Bay responsible to the deliver the 0.4km section from Parramatta Road to Queen Elizabeth Park
New avenue plantings in Park Avenue with Lophotemon confertus (Brushbox)
Reconfiguration of the pedestrian crossing on the southern side of the Burton Street intersection
Reconfiguration of pedestrian facilities at the Gipps Street and Parramatta Road intersections
Planting of low hedging on street corners
Installation of pedestrian amenity lights
To enable the delivery of this regional cycle way project, three street trees along Broughton Street that are in declining health, will be removed. A small number of parking spaces along Goddard Park are required to be removed to retain the significant existing trees. However, there will be no loss of parking along residential frontages.
Community consultation was undertaken from Saturday, 1 December to Friday, 21 December, via:
Thank you to all the community members who provided their feeback.