Upgrade for Blackett shops

Blacktown Council will spend $50,000 on improving the precinct around Blackett shops.

Embellishment works are under way, which involve the replacement and upgrade of the footpath with concrete including new landscaping.  

The concrete will have a sprayed coloured surface similar to that at Mount Druitt fronting North Parade.

Work started a month ago and should be completed by the end of March, weather permitting.

Similar improvements made a difference to the Shalvey shopping precinct last year.

The embellishments works formed part of the council’s Public Domain Improvement strategy as part of the Works Improvement Program.  

‘‘It specifically focuses on improving the pedestrian mobility and aesthetics of the smaller shopping precincts within the city,’’ a spokeswoman said.

It’s been four years sincethe  Blackett precinct has had an upgrade.

Previous works in 2010 included road pavement rejuvenation on Literature Place, reconstruction of pram ramps, replacement of damaged concrete path paving and steam cleaning of paved areas

The next project for the council will be the Walters Road shops in Blacktown.

Work is scheduled to start in late April and be completed by the end of May.

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