Next steps for Blackheath

Safety and connectivity

Based on the results of the survey and consultation with the Blackheath community, we will start to prepare for the important works that will improve safety, flow and connectivity in and around the village. These safety and connectivity upgrades will include:

  • Improving sections of the footpath on Great Western Highway and along Wentworth Street, from Blackheath Gardens to the school.
  • Improving access outside the community hall with a loading bay and new kerbs
  • Formalising parking on Station Street and improving the corner of Bundarra Street.
  • Adding a new roundabout at the intersection of Govetts Leap Road and Wentworth Street.
  • Introducing pedestrian crossings leading up to the new roundabout.
  • Enhancing pedestrian safety at the entrance to the Sutton Lane carpark from Wentworth Street.
  • Re-configuring of the Sutton Lane carpark with additional parking at the eastern end.
  • Revitalising Neate Park with feature and safety lighting.

We will come back to you once we have some more detailed designs showing what the roundabout and corners of the Govetts Leap Road and Wentworth Street intersection look like.

We expect to start work on these improvements in 2021-22.

Town square

The biggest proposed change is the creation of a town square and there was a favourable response to this concept. We will continue to work with Blackheath businesses and residents to finalise how this space will work for everyone.

As the new town square is such a large project, and so important to get right, it’s likely this part of the upgrade will be delivered separately to the safety and connectivity improvements.

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