The $11 million Merrylands Civic Square project is on track with the technical design drawings finalised, preliminary works nearing completion and preparations underway to progress scheduled works for the project.
The project located in the heart of Merrylands will connect Merrylands Road to McFarlane Street, revitalising Merrylands town centre and becoming a vibrant new recreational and meeting space for the community.
The recent works included the demolition of Merrylands Arcade between Merrylands Road to Main Lane. A capping layer over Stage 2 has also been completed, providing a solid foundation for the project. Remediation works have also commenced for Stage 1 and 2, with the next phase of Stage 1, from Main Lane to McFarlane Street, due to begin next month. Council has scheduled works for Stage 2 to commence at the start of next year with the project nearing completion by June 2023.
This new community open space will feature large trees and landscaped areas, public art, furniture and amenities including bike racks, water feature, smart bins, smart light poles, tables and benches. The Civic Square will provide a unique gathering place for cultural gatherings and events, as well as social activities given its ideal location in the heart of Merrylands and proximity to local retail outlets and businesses.
Cumberland City Council Mayor Lisa Lake is pleased to see the progress on this project which is envisaged to boost the economy and business centre.
“This is a really exciting project for Cumberland. It will provide a boost to Merrylands’ night life and economy, bring diverse cultures together and provide the community with a unique place for family and friends to come together and foster a feeling of pride and appeal.” The Mayor said.
The Merrylands Civic Square, which has secured $5.5 million state funding from the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program, is part of the broader infrastructure upgrades in the Merrylands Town Centre and includes road and drainage improvements and an enhancement of the public domain and public car parking.
To view Stage 1 & Stage 2 of the drawing designs and to watch the 3D video impression of the proposed concept plan visit www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/mcs
This project is proudly funded by the NSW Government through its NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program and in association with Cumberland City Council. For more information about the NSW Public Spaces Legacy Program, visit www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Legacy.