Work starts on Gordon upgrade

Published on 12 May 2022

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The St Johns Avenue area in Gordon is destined to become an ‘eat-street’ destination when work is completed at the end of this year.

The planned upgrade for the area will include new landscaping, widened footpaths, street furniture and an improved layout and lighting for outdoor dining.

Residents and businesses have been notified of the upgrade this week, which is expected to take around 10 months to complete depending on weather conditions.

Work will be focussed on the St Johns Avenue and Henry Street area. Other improvements in the Wade Lane area are nearing completion.

Key features include:

  • Widened footpaths for outdoor dining and better pedestrian access.
  • Landscaped terraced areas.
  • Landings, handrails and seating.
  • Raised pedestrian crossings at Clipsham Lane, Henry Street and Churchill Lane.
  • Improvements to the park, lighting and kiss & ride areas.
  • Improvements to Heritage Square.

The changes to Gordon’s streetscapes have come as a result of the upgrade to Gordon station and an influx of new cafes and restaurants in the area.

A concept plan was shared with the public in 2020 for feedback, with the project subsequently put on ice during the pandemic.

Mayor Jeff Pettett said the start of the work was an exciting development for Gordon.

“Residents have been looking forward to the upgrade and it will be a great boost for businesses in the area.”

“There will be some disruption to parking while the work takes place but our project team will be liaising with the community about any changes in advance.”

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams Ku-ring-gai Council 9424 0000.

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