Aged shopping precincts to be revamped

Our Table in Bedford. Picture: Max Laurent.
Our Table in Bedford. Picture: Max Laurent.

THE City of Bayswater is planning to give Bedford shopping precincts a facelift.

Councillors have asked for a report on the project scope, timeframe and resourcing implications for a local centres improvement program.

Further investigation of the program model will be considered as part of the 2020-21 budget process.

The precincts are on the corner of Grand Promenade and Craven Street, corner of Walter Road West and Grand Promenade, corner of Walter Road West and Shaftesbury Avenue, Beaufort Street near Chisholm Catholic College and along Beaufort Street between Grand Promenade and Nelson Street.

Short-term and long-term recommendations were gathered from the results of the City’s Bedford shopping precinct regeneration survey, which received 422 responses.

The top priorities were more well-presented shopfronts, greater cleanliness and maintenance and an improved mix of commercial uses, such as a mix of different shops, eateries and services.

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