Local residents will soon be able to enjoy improvements to Kambah Village with more car parking, green spaces, new play equipment, toilets and a BBQ, Minister for City Services, Chris Steel announced today. A newly approved private development is also set to transform the Northern end of the shops.
“The completion of upgrades to public spaces at Kambah Village deliver on a key Labor election commitment to upgrade Kambah shops, and implement the Master Plan for the group centre,” Minister Steel said.
“We’ve been listening to residents about what they love about Kambah and what can be improved. These upgrades are building community pride and have transformed the decades old shopping centre into a better place for people.”
The upgrades, which will be finished ahead of a community BBQ on Friday, include improvements to the existing playground, with new play equipment, including a basket swing, slides, a climbing frame and trampolines, as well as a new shade sail to provide coverage over high use play areas. Canberra’s first ever splash pad has also been installed, with fountains bubbling up from the ground, for kids to enjoy during the warmer months.
New toilets, as well as more seating, additional car parking, improved pedestrian lighting and path connections are also part of the part of the upgrade. A new irrigated grassed area has been established, which will become a shaded gathering space including 31 new trees, new gardens, a barbecue, shelter and picnic tables and seating.
“These new works will be open to the public this coming Friday where we’ll have a community BBQ from 9.30am to celebrate the upgrades. I encourage Kambah locals to come down for a sausage sizzle and enjoy the new space,” Minister Steel said.
The Government upgrades focused on the public areas around the South-East of the shops. Complementing these works, the private development to expand the Woolworths has just been approved by ACTPLA ready for construction. This will include a new covered Northern entranceway to the shops and extra retail spaces.
“Upgrades to the Northern entrance to the Village and a larger supermarket will help to bring life to Kambah Village benefiting local business in the long term,” Minister Steel said.
“We know that there will be some disruption to local businesses when the private development is built and I call on the Kambah community to continue come down and support them when construction begins.”
For more information on these upgrades and others in the area, visit www.cityservices.act.gov.au
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