In March 2015, the then Minister for Transport, Gladys Berejiklian, announced the State Government’s commitment to build a multi-story car park at Ashfield Station. It will provide 120 new commuter parking spaces, replacing the current ‘at-grade’ car park in Brown Street.
Ashfield Council is working with Transport for NSW to maximise the community benefit from this important piece of infrastructure.
Council is exploring a number of opportunities:
Detailed design is nearing completion for Hercules Street, based on the Public Domain Strategy and community consultation in 2014.
The upgrade aims to:
Detailed concept designs are available to view here.
Ashfield Town Centre is a canvas for the arts. This renewal project will add to the existing collection of murals across the Town Centre. Redevelopment of our laneways will create a surprising network of open-air galleries and The Esplanade transformation will include opportunities for both temporary and permanent art. Ashfield Council is excited to partner with artists, local businesses and private developers to create attractive and delightful spaces.
Current projects include:
Ashfield Council is encouraging local businesses to update their window displays to attract new customers, under the Retail Reno Initiative.
Businesses are invited to submit an Expression of Interest for a FREE window makeover. The program is open to all street level retail business in the Ashfield local government area who have not updated their shopfront display in the past three years.
For more information, contact Council’s Business Relations Coordinator on 9716 1871.
A key part of revitalising the Town Centre is increasing our urban forest. Street trees play an important role in cooling micro-climates, providing shade and as habitat for urban wildlife. Leafy streets have also been linked to improved mental health and physical activity.
It’s important to get the size and type of tree right. Council’s Street Tree Strategy will guide our selection throughout the Town Centre. While some trees may be removed during upgrades in the Town Centre, there will be a net increase of trees overall, many on the tributory streets around the centre. Consulation with residents will begin soon.
In 2015/16, $100,000 worth of new footpath, kerb and gutters has been laid in the Town Centre and surrounding streets. This program will continue to renew or upgrade the footpaths and paving in the Town Centre in 2016/17, with a further $200,000 in works planned.