The transformation of our Richmond, South Windsor and Windsor town centres will begin in early 2022.
The detailed designs are in the final stages, with extra care being taken to preserve and highlight the important heritage of our centres, especially in Windsor, and to ensure minimal disruption is caused during construction. These designs will be reviewed by Heritage NSW as part of the final approval process.
The next step is the tender process to engage a contractor for the construction. An Expression of Interest process will commence on 26 October. Interested contractors will be able to apply at https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/wsroc
The improvements across the three town centres include:
- Richmond Town Centre – tree planting, street upgrades including enhanced paving, parklets and crossing upgrades as well as park furniture and open space improvements.
- South Windsor Town Centre – realigned parking with compliant accessible parking spaces in Mullinger Lane, new and improved pedestrian crossings, lighting, water efficient garden beds, tree planting, improved footpath paving and street furniture.
- Windsor Town Centre – enhanced paving and street furniture which is sensitive to heritage and the existing character; tree planting and pedestrian crossing upgrades. Windsor Mall would receive an open space suitable for events and performances which will increase pedestrian activity, new upgraded paving, furniture upgrades, outdoor dining areas and tree planting.
All master plans and designs can be viewed at www.yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au/lptc
It is anticipated that works will commence in Richmond and South Windsor early next year with Windsor being in mid-2022. This is pending approvals from Heritage NSW.
A highlight of the works will be the planting of 319 trees to form ‘green boulevards’ along George Street at Windsor and South Windsor, and Windsor Street at Richmond. Where possible, these trees will be planted along the existing footpath verges, but in some areas they will be planted within the roadway itself.
Hawkesbury City Mayor Patrick Conolly said the tree-lined streets will help tackle urban heat in our City.
“These three town centres are important retail and leisure spaces for residents and visitors. They are great spaces to shop, dine, be entertained and relax,” Mayor Conolly said.
“With the inclusion of more enjoyable outdoor seating and gathering spaces, we want more people to linger longer and be excited to come back.
“The addition of more trees will also help cool our town centres, provide shade for pedestrians and wildlife, and improve the visual appearance of the streets.
“I am looking forward to the vision coming to life and seeing our centres transformed.”
Western Parkland City Liveability Program
This project is supported by the Western Parkland City Liveability Program and funded by all three levels of government via the Western Sydney City Deal. The Western Parkland City Liveability Program is a key commitment of the Western Sydney City Deal. The City Deals Liveability Program was established to enable each Council to implement a project to provide infrastructure improvements that will improve the built and natural environments and enable economic and social prosperity.