The upgrade works to Dundas Village Shops on the corner of Station Street and Calder Road in Dundas were completed in February 2022.
The new shade sail is in place and work on the kerb, Brush Box tree plantings, new centre signage, street library, community noticeboard and new pedestrian and traffic markings are complete.
The project is part of Council's Better Neighbourhood Program, which is a long running and successful program focusing on the capital upgrades of neighbourhood centres outside of the Parramatta CBD. The program delivers improvements to centres with the goal of enhancing safety, vitality and economic prosperity.
- Thank you to everyone who provided feedback during the stage one consultation in November 2020. We had a strong response to the feedback opportunity, with 105 survey submissions and 38 responses via an interactive feedback map.
- In July 2021, we again sought community feedback; this time on the draft concept plans prepared for Dundas Village Shops Upgrades. The opportunity to have your say was presented to 14,308 people with 29 individuals providing formal feedback.
Participants also provided some great suggestions for future improvements once funds become available.
NB: Council will be assessing existing lighting and upgrade to meet current Australian Standards as required.
Click on the hotspots below to highlight details of the upgrade. Map is indicative only, refer to the concept plans for full detailed drawings.
If you have any questions, or you would you like information in another language or format, please contact the Project Team via 1300 617 058 or email@example.com.
Frequently asked questions
No loss of parking!
Council is proposing to remove 8 existing trees in the median due to:
- Poor growth form and pruning requirements under overhead powerlines due to tree height
- Placement of some trees right next to power poles
Council is proposing to replace these trees with 8 new water gum trees strategically placed between power poles. The mature height of these trees is better suited under overhead power lines.
Due to the limited budget for this project, Council will look to inject colour by painting the new seats, new shade sail posts, posts of existing street signs and the new street library.
Council will continue to look for funding opportunities in the future.
Upgrades of shops facades are not within the Council’s scope of works due to the Dundas Shops being private property.
However, the relaunch of The Façade Improvement Grant (previously named Retail Frontage Improvement Program) is aimed to be finalised by the end of the year.
The Grant is open and offers successful applicants up to 30% of the total costs of upgrade works, to the maximum dollar value of $20,000 and seeks to financially incentivise commercial property owners and tenants within the Parramatta LGA.
Improving retail shopfronts not only creates active frontages and enhances the city’s vibrancy and presentation, but also supports the retail rebirth of Parramatta and its local centres.