$1.12m Scullin shops upgrade opened

Released 24/07/2012

Education Minister and Member for Ginninderra, Chris Bourke, today officially opened the $1.12 million upgrade to Scullin shops.

"The $1.12 million upgrade of Scullin shops has revitalised the public space, giving locals and traders a more attractive, interesting, safer, more accessible local centre," Minister Bourke said.

"Community feedback in recent years has shown people place great value on their local shops at the heart of their communities. I know that Scullin residents have been keen to see this upgrade revitalise their shops.

"The aviator theme of Scullin's street names has been carried through the design of the street furniture, the playground equipment, bicycle racks and the aerofoil designs in the climbing equipment and the shade wings."

Features of the upgrade include:

· new lighting to enhance security;

· new street furniture including seats, bins and a community noticeboard;

· landscaping works;

· upgrades to paving and lighting to improve pedestrian access;

· improved stormwater drainage;

· new toilet block

· and new playground

There was broad consultation on the upgrade and many suggestions from locals and traders are included in the final design.

"The work at Scullin is part of the ACT Government's ongoing investment in improving shopping centres across the city," Minister Bourke said.

"In the past three years, the Government has completed upgrades of the Ainslie, Lyons, Garran and Deakin shopping centres.

"The Government will continue to upgrade our community places and spaces to ensure Canberrans continue to enjoy our healthy lifestyle and have great places to meet and socialise," Minister Bourke said.

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