New smart space brings the community together in Hurstville

24/04/2019

Georges River Council officially opened Hurstville Plaza at its Eat/Art Night Markets on Friday 12 April 2019. The new public square provides community members with an engaging place to work, rest and play and has been designed with smart features including two 8-seat ‘smart stations’ with USB ports.

Mayor of Georges River Council Kevin Greene said he is delighted that Council is able to improve the liveability of Hurstville by creating a central public space where the community can gather.  

“Council’s vision for Hurstville is to create an evolving city which promotes a sustainable and safe community that connects people and places, and celebrates diversity,” said Mayor Greene. 

“Based on these factors, a lot of thought has gone into the development of the plaza to ensure that it adds to the vibrancy of Hurstville city precinct by making the heart of Hurstville more appealing and attractive.

“The multi-use square has improved the street-level connectivity between the various shopping precincts and the transport interchange, and has been activated to improve the commercial activity in the area by encouraging longer stays and return visits.

“Instead of working in a nearby café, you can now plug your laptop or smartphone into a ‘smart station’ to enjoy working outdoors, and the square offers a wonderful place for people to stop and chat, have a meal together, or simply relax and watch the world go by.

“As demonstrated at Council’s Eat/Art Night Markets recently, the square also provides an excellent location for community celebrations and events, and I look forward to seeing local residents enjoy more festivities in the plaza.”

Hurstville Plaza was developed as an inviting and calming space for community members, with trees and a water feature helping to create a peaceful environment.  The plaza incorporates shaded public seating, outdoor dining areas, and an amenities unit. 

LED trip lights and tile lights define pedestrian paths and add to the evening atmosphere of the Plaza, and 15Amp Power outlets have also been installed on light poles and on concrete steps to support events.