Lyons shops gets an upgrade

By 17 March, 2011 3

Chief Minister Stanhope is letting us know that $1.1 million of upgrades has been completed at Lyons shop:

Upgrades to the centre include:

– new street furniture including seats, a drinking fountain, picnic settings and shade structures, bike racks, bins and a community noticeboard;
– significant improvements to pedestrian access in and around the shops;
– improvements to car park safety and an extra car space for people with disabilities;
– new lighting to enhance security;
– landscaping works;
– a new footpath connecting the shops to the bus stop, new kerb ramps and wider paving adjacent to shop fronts;
– seating wall and community gathering space; and
– improved recognition and visibility to the shop fronts from Davenport Street.

$120k in the form of an artwork is on its way.

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3 Responses to Lyons shops gets an upgrade
#1
JessP4:55 pm, 17 Mar 11

How is it possible to spend $1.1 million on this?

#2
DarkLadyWolfMother9:24 am, 18 Mar 11

As a regular, and non-disabled, user of this area, I find the parking area more of a pain to use than before. The only bits that I’m glad they did are the paths up to the bus-stop. The rest is merely ‘prettier’. For a given value of pretty.

#3
eily9:46 am, 20 Mar 11

Now all they need is a takeaway that sells better food and is open when you really want it; so you can use the seating. Stopping people from parking all day for free; so you can use the new parking. All the 2 hour places seem full from about 9am, and if you wanted to have a lesiurely meal, 30 minutes might not be enough. Or go to the hairdresser, for that matter. And, importantly, get back the patronage of people who stopped using the shops due to all the constuction blocking access. The news agent thinks he has lost over 40%.

On a possitive; it does look good though.

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