New Plaza for The Crescent, Fairfield

It will be my honour this coming Tuesday (6 December) to open a modern, open plaza on The Crescent in Fairfield.

Called The Crescent Plaza, this is an exciting development for the City as a whole. It will be for the use and enjoyment of the Fairfield community and, in particular, Fairfield City Centre residents, workers and visitors.

The Crescent Plaza is centrally located and, being opposite Fairfield Railway Station, is right on the doorstep to our City. It is a modern, contemporary design and will be the perfect venue for future activities.

The plaza focuses on celebrating the rich multicultural diversity of our community by using heritage themes and images as well as cultural stories and memories from years of migration into Fairfield City.

Council has made this investment to provide public space for the growing needs of our City. Back yards are getting smaller and populations are increasing, so Council is building community hubs and open spaces such as this so residents, shoppers and commuters can come together in a modern space to interact, reflect or have lunch in a shaded and peaceful setting.

The plaza features substantial tree planting and landscaped areas, safety and ambient lighting, sitting platforms and sculptured metal seating and pavement treatment, a play facility, a heritage timeline artwork, CCTV surveillance and, as a first for the City, an LED visual media screen combined with public Wi-Fi.

The site was determined to be a suitable location due to its position adjacent to the Fairfield Station Interchange forecourt and The Crescent Park just across the road.

There are also a number of residential towers under construction along The Crescent and open space is required for the rapidly increasing number of new residents who will call Fairfield City Centre home in coming years.

Funding of $1.8 million was allocated for the development. The Crescent Plaza will support large and small events and activities. Safe pedestrian access from The Crescent to Council Lane and on to Spencer and Ware streets has been a priority in the design concept.

The Crescent Plaza, Fairfield

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