Exciting projects ahead for Fairfield City

Published Friday, 11th December 2015

Fairfield City Council has successfully delivered exciting projects during 2015 and Mayor Frank Carbone is committed to deliver many more for 2016.

“One of the key priorities since becoming Mayor has been to invest in local infrastructure for the present and for the future. I will continue to focus and commit to delivering projects that will benefit the whole community,” Mayor Carbone said.

Council continues to strive to create a better place for families with the completion of the $1.9 million Fairfield Adventure Park and the $7.5 million Fairfield Youth & Community Centre this year. The family friendly Fairfield precinct is a gathering place for recreation and promotes an active lifestyle for residents and visitors to the City.

“Health and well-being are important to our community and the Fairfield Adventure Park and the Fairfield Youth & Community Centre provides a venue for families to relax and have fun whilst promoting a healthy lifestyle,” Mayor Carbone said.

The community has many great things to look forward to in 2016 with Council working hard to plan and deliver projects and services that continue to make Fairfield City a great place to live in.

“We have some big and exciting things lined up for 2016 including the $7 million Prairiewood Water Park, completion of the Dutton Lane car park redevelopment, delivery of Wilson Road Reserve upgrade, park upgrades and more,” Mayor Carbone said.

The new Water Park at the Prairiewood Leisure Centre will provide families with a multi-level, innovative and interactive water play park experience for the whole family.

“Families will soon have the ultimate affordable water park experience in their own City,” Mayor Carbone said.

“The Water Park will feature a StingRay surfing half-pipe ride, which will give children the opportunity to learn to surf without having to travel to the coast.”

The Water Park will complement the existing facilities and activities of the Leisure Centre.

The $16.3 million redevelopment of Dutton Lane in Cabramatta will be 100 per cent developed, funded and owned by Fairfield City Council on behalf of the whole community.

“The project responds to the growing demand for more facilities in the Cabramatta Town Centre,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Once the redevelopment is complete, Dutton Lane will provide the community with additional shop spaces, community spaces and increase total car parking in the precinct to 880 spaces. All these projects are part of my commitment to making Fairfield City a great place for families and increasing opportunities for our community.”

COMING IN 2016

Water Park – Prairiewood Leisure Centre - $7 million

  • Construction of a water park at Prairiewood Leisure Centre which incorporates the StingRay surfing/skim-boarding half pipe ride, as well as multiple water features including a giant water slide tower incorporating three impressive slides.

Dutton Lane Car Park Redevelopment - $16 million

  • Redevelopment of the Car Park at Dutton Lane, Cabramatta Town Centre into a mixed use development, including new retail spaces, community art wall, redeveloped open space, commercial and car parking spaces.

Cabramatta Town Centre upgrades - $1.2 million

  • This will complement the Dutton Lane redevelopment to revitalise and freshen up the streetscape and public domain in Cabramatta including new seating in the town centre, renew landscaping, efficient lighting and a new exeloo in Cabravale Park.

Wilson Road Reserve, Bonnyrigg Heights Upgrade - $1.4 million

  • Construct a car park for about 35 vehicles, play/exercise equipment, landscaping and sports court.

Additional Car Parking in Fairfield City Centre - $720,000

  • Additional car parking in Fairfield City Centre to improve access to facilities and shopping for residents and visitors.

Barbara Street Car Park Fairfield - $490,000

  • Construction of a 39-space car park at 24-30 Barbara Street Fairfield.

Wetherill Street upgrade - $7.5 million

  • Widening of Wetherill Street to four lanes between Polding Street and The Horsley Drive.

Cumberland Highway intersection upgrades - $5.8 million

  • Upgrades to the intersections of Hamilton Road, St Johns Road and John Street.

Fairfield Adventure Park obstacle course - $700,000

  • This obstacle course will be an addition to the Fairfield Park precinct and will various boot camp-style obstacles such as a tyre run, vertical rope climbs, overland cargo net and more, and associated landscaping works.

The Crescent Park, Fairfield - $4 million

  • Design a City Centre Park to provide a modern meeting place in the central business district creating a park for residents and visitors to Fairfield City Centre to enjoy.

Bossley Park Preschool and Cabramatta Preschool Construction - $550,000

  • Design and construct a 40 place preschool on both the Bossley Park Public School and Cabramatta Public School.

CCTV - $1.4 million

  • Year 3 roll-out of Council’s CCTV strategy

Circuit Walking Paths in Parks - $100,000

  • Continue the roll out of circuit walking paths as a cost-effective way to assist the community in getting fit and healthy.

Fairfield Heights upgrades - $1 million

  • Footpath upgrades in Tyrell Crescent (right side from Rawson Road to Rawson Road), Cardwell Street (left side from The Boulevarde to Sackville Street), Mellick Street (left side from Tripoli Road to Zarlee Street), Malabar Street (right side from Sackville Street to cul-de-sac), Stanbrook Street (from 40 Stanbrook Street to Marlborough Street - rebuilding of road base and resurfacing with hot mix asphalt

Landscape and Banner program - $100,000

  • Year 2 rollout of the installation of banners and landscaping at key suburban entry points of the City.

NB: Photos of any of the above projects are available on request

ENDS

Media enquiries: Suzie Sekulic, Communications and Marketing Officer
Phone: 9725 0166
Email: fcccommunications@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au