Council to improve disability access

Published on 12 February 2021


Motorists are advised that there will be minor disruption to parking at the intersection of Blende and Oxide Streets later this month as Council works to improve disability access in the Central Business District (CBD).

Reconstruction of kerb guttering will see disability-friendly ramps placed around the intersection, and refuge islands will also be replaced and upgraded.

The ten-week project will begin on February 23, and works will be completed individually at each corner of the intersection to minimise traffic disruption.

However, motorists can expect some disruption to parking around each corner as upgrades are underway.

Council's Acting General Manager, Jay Nankivell, said the works were in line with Council's Disability Inclusion Action Plan and Active Transport Plan.

"Through its strategic plans Council has made a commitment to improving disability access in key areas of the city around the CBD, schools, hospitals, and aged care," he said.

"These works will ensure people of all abilities will have access to four key blocks in the city centre, and we look forward to rolling out similar projects in future."

"We thank the State Government for their support in our endeavours to make long overdue upgrades to the city's infrastructure."

The project has received $220,000 funding under Transport NSW's Safer Road Program 2020/21.