Council Plans To Deliver For The Community

Published Friday, 26th May 2017

Map of Fairfield Showground masterplan
Map of Fairfield Showground masterplan

Fairfield City Council has now endorsed key planning documents that outline exciting plans for the City’s future over the next four years.

At its 23 May meeting, Council endorsed the Draft 2017-2022 Delivery Program and Draft 2017-2018 Operational Plan, including Draft 2017-2018 Pricing Policy, Fees and Charges.

Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone, said Council will deliver a strong and innovative program of works and services that will deliver exciting improvements to our community.

“A major new proposal over the next four years is the redevelopment of the Fairfield Showground,” said Mayor Carbone. “Council will invest $8.5 million over the next four years for the staged redevelopment of the site into a premier location that brings the community together for festivals, events and sporting activities.

“Council will also expand the facilities at Aquatopia water park with additional attractions for families to enjoy next Summer.

“We will also invest $16 million on the renewal of footpaths, roads and drainage across the City,” said Mayor Carbone.

“Major improvements to Smithfield Road will include an upgrade from two lanes to four, as well as improving the intersections, to improve local traffic flow and safety.”

Some of the other key projects which Council will deliver over the coming year include:

  • Start of investigation work into a three-year $3 million project to deliver an additional car park level at Dutton Plaza
  • Expansion of the car park at Bonnyrigg Town Park ($100,000)
  • Renewal and upgrade of landscaping across the City as part of the Intersection Beautification Program ($200,000)
  • Beautifying main roads throughout the City, including street sweeping, weed removal, grass and tree trimming, abandoned shopping trolley collections and rubbish removal ($650,000)
  • Open space upgrades at Cabravale Memorial Park, Falklands Park, Wetherill Park, Benghazi Park, Hilwa Park ($300,000)

Council will also invest in much-needed infrastructure projects, including town centre improvements including lighting upgrades, school safety zones and distribution of defibrillators to community groups.

Council will continue to provide high quality services such as aquatics, youth and leisure facilities, development planning and waste management.

Overall Council has committed to a large volume and range of works and services that seek to meet the community’s needs and priorities as identified in the 2016-2026 Fairfield City Plan.


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