EIGHTH AVENUE LIGHTS REPLACEMENT In response to the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Audit (undertaken by Lisa Baker, Central 55 and myself in 2015) and several requests from myself to improve the lighting along Eighth Avenue in Maylands. On Wednesday 29th of July these works finally occurred, changing the Street lighting to LED which is much brighter, more energy efficient and is far more reliable (the anticipation being that light outages will be significantly
LANEWAY ACTIVATION In response to November’s “Laneway Open” engagement and online survey the City is implementing priority actions, particularly those relating to eating, drinking and relaxing in the laneway. Operating at the weekends during a 28 day trial period, Lyric Lane (between Ellard Lane and the car park abutting Rossonero) will be closed between approximately 5pm and 12pm. Tables and chairs will be brought out to the laneway for diners, and pedestrian access throug
Improving Eighth Avenue is an ongoing process. Recently, small café macchiato tables were installed between the armchair style seats, and new pedestrian hoops replaced the old damaged ones at the pedestrian crossing. The remaining yellow parking sign poles will soon be replaced to match the new poles on the street, and we are preparing for the planting of new trees in the median in July.
By Spring time, Eighth Avenue will be looking fresher than ever 🌳 #EighthAve #MaylandsT
Visitors to the Maylands Town Centre will have a new spot to sit and relax after the City approved the first public parklet to be installed along Eighth Avenue. Located in a parking bay outside Milkd Café, this Maylands Business Association project is designed to provide public seating, alfresco dining, and plenty of greenery with a roof of overhead vines. We want to make it easier, not harder, for businesses and local groups to run their own placemaking initiatives in our to
Maylands Public Toilet After nine long years, we will be getting a new public toilet in Maylands town centre. Whilst not the best location overall, it is the best location that is available for use. The ideal location is at the Maylands Train Station and is one that Lisa Baker MLA, myself, the Maylands Business Association and The City of Bayswater have been requesting from the PTA for many many years. The PTA have categorically said no to a public toilet in the old Parcels O
Angophora Costata (also known as smooth-barked apple, rose gum, or Sydney red gum) has been selected as the new street trees for 8th Avenue - to replace the Illawarra Flame trees that have struggled in that environment. This species gets to a Height of 10m + and a Width of 6m +. The trunk produces a rust red/brown coloured bark. It has skinny dark green leaves and produces masses of snowy white flowers in summer.
The planting will commence closer to Winter, and will be done
Building Bayswater The Building Bayswater Community Panel have finished with their workshop session. From here, their recommendations will be compiled and provided to the City to help inform the built form component of the Local Planning Strategy. Dog Exercise Area Review The Dog exercise areas survey has now closed. We are currently reviewing existing and potential dog exercise areas in the City of Bayswater in order to accommodate increasing demand and improve public amenit
Eighth Avenue between Whatley Crescent and Guildford Road is one of the major retail and café strips in the Maylands town centre. The strip attracts locals and tourists who want to catch-up over great coffee, tuck into good food, scratch that shopping itch or pop into one of Maylands' boutique bars. Last year, community members at the City's Town Centre Placemaking Workshop told us that an improved Ninth Avenue, and a greener town centre, were top priorities. Now this bustlin