Media release | 8 September 2021
The NSW Government is investing more than $600,000 to improve lighting along a dark stretch of a popular pathway linking Bankwest Stadium and the Parramatta CBD.
New multi-function light poles are being installed in partnership with City of Parramatta.
A series of 20 multi-function lights will light up more than 300 metres of path between the stadium and CBD, making it safer for walkers, runners and commuters after dark.
The poles will double as power outlets which makes it possible to activate the area with events, music and markets and also enable installation of CCTV cameras.
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the project will be delivered under the $16 million Greater Sydney Crown Land Open Space Activation Program which helps activate government-owned Crown land to deliver more quality green, open public space.
“Crown lands can provide good quality green open space for the community whether that be the parkland reserves, foreshore precincts or civic spaces,” Mr Stokes said.
“This program allows councils to work in partnership with Crown land managers to activate and revitalise land while creating local jobs at the same time.”
For more information on the project, view New Lighting along Old King's Foreshore project.