Matraville Town Centre Set for Major Revitalisation with Bunnerong Road Upgrade

Matraville Town Centre

Matraville is poised for a significant transformation as the city kicks off its ambitious revitalisation project with upgrades to Bunnerong Road.

The works, which commenced this week, will see the existing footpath on Bunnerong Road between Daunt Avenue and Beauchamp Road completely replaced. There will be a wider asphalt path with paver borders in its place, along with several new street trees.

This initial phase marks a crucial step in the Council’s comprehensive plan to breathe new life into the Matraville Town Centre.

Mayor Philipa Veitch emphasised the importance of the project, stating that the Matraville Town Centre is a vital hub for local businesses and shoppers. The Council has collaborated closely with the community over the past few years to develop a plan that aims to unlock Matraville’s full potential, transforming it into a vibrant destination for visitors and residents alike.

Photo Credit: Matraville Public Domain Masterplan

“The Bunnerong Road streetscape upgrade is a critical first move in bringing the Matraville Town Centre masterplan to life,” Mayor Veitch said. “By expanding the footpath, we will create more room for outdoor dining and enhance pedestrian safety.”

The Mayor expressed her enthusiasm for the project, highlighting the numerous benefits it will bring to the area. The upgrades will not only improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists but also enhance the street’s overall aesthetic appeal, with the new trees providing welcome shade during the warmer months.

Matraville Town Centre
Photo Credit: Matraville Public Domain Masterplan

The extensive work entails the excavation and demolition of the existing pavement, then the pouring of fresh concrete and asphalt. The installation of new pavers, street trees, street furniture, and bins will complete the transformation.

Council has taken steps to inform Matraville residents about the commencement of the works through a letterbox drop. Mayor Veitch assured the community that the Council is dedicated to minimising any disruptions caused by noise, parking, and traffic during the construction period.

While acknowledging the potential for some inconvenience, Mayor Veitch expressed her gratitude for the patience and understanding of residents and local businesses as this essential upgrade progresses.

Published Date 07-June-2024