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North Bondi streetscape works underway

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The upgrades at Glenayr Avenue in North Bondi commenced in May. Photo: Waverley Council.

By DANIEL LO SURDO

Works to a North Bondi streetscape were due to start on Monday, in a move that Waverley mayor Paula Masselos said would “be beautifying” the eastern suburbs neighbourhood.

The construction at Glenayr Avenue in North Bondi, which will last six months, is expected to install new pedestrian crossings and signage in the area, as well as undergo electrical works and road re-sheeting.

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Paula Masselos. Photo: Facebook.

Raised footpaths, multipurpose poles, and new trees and greenery will also be part of the project, which Cr Masselos said would “help green and cool our urban landscape and make our villages an even better place”.

“This pocket of North Bondi is a real neighbourhood gem and we are delighted to be beautifying this highly-visited section of Glenayr Avenue.”

The concept design for the works was submitted to council in February last year, with a more detailed design drafted in November after community consultation.

Report finds North Bondi streetscape had existing issues

In the October consultation report, it was said that the area had “cracked footpaths, poor road surfaces, kerbs requiring restoration, faded line markings and difficult sight lines at intersections” that needed to be addressed.

During the community consultation period, an email requesting a separated cycleway was knocked back, with council saying that the impact on parking spaces, mature trees and the width of the road made it undesirable to pursue a dedicated cycleway path.

A grant from the federal government will help fund the works and has also allowed upgrades, rather than like for like replacements, to occur.

Works will take place from 7:00am from Monday to Friday on Glenayr Avenue, and will start at 8:00am on Saturday as required.

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