Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne, has announced that upgrades to the public domain in Baulkham Hills Town Centre have been completed.
Features of the upgrade included new pavers, improved seating, fresh landscaping, upgraded signage and a new taxi rank shelter. An ‘orange slice’ theme has been used to embellish the new features as a nod to the Hills Shire’s orchard farming heritage.
“I’m very pleased with how this stage of our long-term vision to spruce up the Baulkham Hills Town Centre has turned out,” Mayor Byrne said.
“When I inspected the finished work, people were already using the upgraded seating and enjoying the new spaces,” she said.
“We hope this will be a catalyst for landowners in the town centre to come up with plans to revitalise their buildings to create a place that is attractive, safe and somewhere people want to be.”
Mayor Byrne thanked residents, workers, shoppers and business owners for their patience during the upgrade while the Olive Street car park was being used for construction purposes. It has now been restored for parking.
“Baulkham Hills is one of our traditional town centers and has a future role in accommodating some of our population growth but importantly, the shops and offices that will provide support services to our expanding population,” Mayor Byrne said.
“Council’s vision is to create a vibrant town centre, alive with residential, commercial and retail activity for both existing and future residents,” Mayor Byrne said.
“We are kicking off our fresh new look with this upgrade of the streetscape and public domain and I look forward to future stages of the project, including reinvigorating Conie Avenue Reserve,” she said.
“As the Hills Shire grows, it’s important that our public spaces are refreshed and adapt to the changes we are experiencing as a community.”