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Big Wash results in brighter streetscape for Forest Road


The Big Wash of Forest Road, Hurstville, between the Avenue and Queens Road is nearing completion.
The project, undertaken by Georges River Council’s Cleansing Team and supported by contractor Hydra Wash, began on Friday 24 November and is now approaching completion.
Georges River Mayor Kevin Greene explained that after receiving feedback from local residents and business owners via Council surveys, affected property and business owners were notified of Council’s intentions to undertake the clean-up several weeks in advance.
“In order to improve the amenity of Forest Road the teams set about pressure washing of footpaths along both sides of Forest Road as well as the Hurstville Transport Interchange, the civic space opposite the Interchange and Memorial Square,” Mayor Greene said.
“The teams also cleaned under awnings and hand-washed shopfronts and under awning signage.”
“The clean-up process also included removing unauthorised posters, signage, stickers and graffiti from poles, bins and other public infrastructure throughout the Hurstville CBD,” he added.
“Street furniture including, bins, tables and seats, were also rejuvenated as part of this project.
“Following this initiative, we’ve gone back to the business community to seek their feedback, and so far, all stakeholders are reportedly very impressed with the end results.
“Businesses are grateful that all work was carried out with minimal disruption, between the hours of midnight and 5.00am, and at no cost to them,” Mayor Greene added. 
Council will review the initiative in the New Year and ensure that high levels of amenity are sustained into the future.

Council is working to ensure that Hurstville will continue to be an attractive and vibrant place for everyone to work, live and visit. In doing so, Council will also be seeking the cooperation of business owners to maintain the amenity of the area.        
For more information, please call 9330 6400.

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