Thanks for your patience: mayor welcomes completion of Argyle St work

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Mayor says thanks for your patience during construction.
Argyle Street, Camden: thanks for your patience during construction, says Mayor Lara Symkowiak.

Stage one of the $5.95 million major improvement works project in Camden Town Centre is now complete.

The Argyle Street Streetscape Improvements project is part of the council’s long term plan to develop a more prosperous, accessible, inclusive and appealing town centre.

The aim of stage one was to achieve better traffic management to accommodate Camden’s growth and greater access and safety for pedestrians.

“I am proud to see stage one of the Camden Town Centre Enhancement Works completed,’’ said the mayor, Lara Symkowiak.

“These works consisted of basic infrastructure upgrades and much needed improvements to ensure pedestrian safety especially as our community grows over the coming years.

“I’d like to thank all the Camden businesses and customers for their patience during the construction works,” the mayor said.

Project features included:

• Traffic lights at the intersection of Oxley Street and Argyle Street;

• Pedestrian signals on Argyle Street, between John Street and Hill Street;

• Increased footpath widths on Argyle Street;

• Improved footpath cross slopes for better accessibility;

• Drainage improvement;

• Upgraded street furniture;

• Improved street lighting using LED lights;

• Upgraded footpath paving material (light grey granite pavers);

• Renewed road pavement.

“The Camden Town Centre has not had any significant infrastructure upgrades for decades with accident statistics showing that traffic improvements were much needed,’’ the mayor said.

“Given council’s move to Oran Park, it was essential council invested significantly into the Camden Town Centre to ensure it is a stronger and better place than what it is was 12 months ago.

“Council respects the pride that people take in Camden and its heritage, and we made sure the community had direct input into the project plan,” she said.

The stage 1 budget included $2.13 million from the Western Sydney Infrastructure Program, $413,000 from Roads to Recovery, and $155,000 from Regional Road Block grants.



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