Upgrades for Newtown
The footpaths on King Street will be upgraded once current works involving the installation of new smartpoles between Missenden Road and Wilson Street are complete.
Smartpoles provide high-quality street lighting and reduce street clutter by providing infrastructure for traffic services, telecommunications and street and parking signs.
The City of Sydney is installing new street lights along King Street in Newtown to take advantage of current electrical upgrade works being delivered by Ausgrid.
Fast tracking the installation of smartpoles along King Street, between Missenden Road and Wilson Street, to establish them at the same time that electrical infrastructure is installed will minimise disruption to traders and the public and also save the cost of replacing standard Ausgrid light poles with smartpoles in the future.
Footpath improvements are scheduled to start in late 2013 and will be completed in small sections, to minimise disruption, over a period of several months.
The City will continue to liaise closely with the Newtown Business Precinct Association and with directly affected property owners to provide information on the delivery of the project.
During construction the City and its contractor will liaise closely with local retailers, businesses and residents living on King Street to provide project updates.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 5 February 2013