Green light for precinct upgrades

Bayswater Mayor Sylvan Albert at the corner of Rose Avenue and Railway Parade in Bayswater. Picture: Marcus Whisson d414514
Bayswater Mayor Sylvan Albert at the corner of Rose Avenue and Railway Parade in Bayswater. Picture: Marcus Whisson d414514

The works have been costed at more than $1 million and the City of Bayswater has given approval for the first phase of the project to begin.

The council will consider funding further works in the 2014/15 budget.

The improvements include landscaping, traffic calming measures, street furniture, brick paving and planting trees.

Public consultation was undertaken last year, including feedback from local businesses.

Concerns raised included city support to develop business viability, parking, traffic and access modifications to improve user safety, improving street appeal and reducing anti-social behaviour.

Mayor Sylvan Albert said the works should be completed by July.

‘The City is committed to improving streetscapes and calming traffic in high-profile areas throughout the City,’ he said.

‘It is envisaged that aesthetic improvements in the subject areas will raise the profile of the area and encourage improvements in private property also.

‘Traffic calming will also aid the high number of pedestrians who will utilise the area in the vicinity of the Bayswater train station.’