Forest Road, Hurstville, footpath upgrade continues

19/06/2018

Georges River Council is set to commence Stage 2 of its multi-million dollar upgrade to the footpath of Forest Road, Hurstville.

Mayor of Georges River Council, Councillor Kevin Greene, said Stage 2 includes upgrades to the public domain along Forest Road between Treacy Street and Park Road in Hurstville.

“As part of the 2017/2018 budget, $2 million was allocated from Council’s General Revenue to undertake the upgrade, which will include the removing and replacing of the existing paved and concreted footpaths,” he said.

“The works will also include the replacement of the traffic island in Rose Street at the corner of Forest Road, which will improve pedestrian safety.”

“Council will also be removing the current street furniture and installing new bin enclosures, park benches, bollards, bicycle racks and hand rails.”

Councillor Greene added that these works will also occur at the same time as the undergrounding of overhead power lines and the upgrading of current street lighting.

“All of these works will lead to significant community benefits, including increased accessibility for everyone to use the footpaths along with improved visibility with the installation of new street lights,” he said.

“This upgrade will also improve the aesthetics of Forest Road, and make the area more appealing to shoppers and visitors to the local area.”

“I look forward to seeing the completed upgrade to Forest Road and the positive outcomes it will have for business and community members of the Georges River” he added.

For more information about the project, please call 9330 6400.