New improved pedestrian access on its way at Peakhurst

28/05/2019

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure MP has announced funding of $17,000 via Roads and Maritime Services for a new pathway through Henry Lawson Reserve.

Mayor of Georges River Council, Kevin Greene has welcomed the funding for the project as it will significantly improve access for residents, care workers and visitors to Peakhurst Lodge, who have been calling for improved access, especially during peak times.

“Roads and Maritime Services have worked closely with Council over the past several months to install a pedestrian walkway connecting Jacques Avenue with Henry Lawson Drive.

“This new pathway will enable people visiting the aged care home to park on nearby Jacques Avenue and walk through Henry Lawson Reserve, which is Council owned land next to the aged care home,” Mayor Greene added.

Councillor Colleen Symington said, “I’m really pleased with the result following my Notice of Motion in relation to the access and traffic issues in this location, and I know it will benefit many people who either live in or visit the area.

“Roads and Maritime Services have worked to improve traffic flow in the area, and following community consultation, new weekday clearways became operational on Henry Lawson Drive in November last year. The clearways operate in both directions during weekday peak hours only, from 6am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm.

“This new pathway will enable people visiting the aged care home to park on nearby Jacques Avenue and walk through Henry Lawson Reserve, which is Council-owned land located next to the aged care home”, said Cr Symington.

It is anticipated the project will be completed by the end of May 2019.