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A $500,000 state government grant will revitalize Flora Street in the heart of Sutherland’s central business district by removing bus and taxi stands and car parking and creating outdoor dining areas . The Chief reported in March that the government had informed the Sutherland Shire Council that its expression of interest in the Streets as Shared Space scheme had been successful and had invited a grant application. The Sutherland project, named Flora Street Dine and Revitalise, was among 40 given the green light this week (May 2). It has been described as “the creation of a dynamic and active space with wider pathways, parklets, outdoor restaurants and safer crosswalks, testing the community’s appetite for public space to be reinvented. in the heart of Sutherland town centre”. A council spokeswoman said in March that if the grant application is successful, “the pilot project is expected to revitalize Sutherland’s streetscape, strengthen daytime and evening dining services and provide a framework on how council can create more inviting urban spaces to support residents, visitors and the local economy well into the future.” Heathcote MP Lee Evans said the project would “enlighten the community and bring residents together”. “It will completely reimagine the heart of downtown Sutherland by providing more public space for the community to sit, relax and catch up with friends and even dine al fresco,” he said. Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transportation Minister Rob Stokes said 40 councils would receive up to $500,000 each to boost business and connect communities. “These innovative and creative projects will allow people to dine under the stars and create spaces to relax and connect, which will support local business operators as they recover from the pandemic,” he said. . “We are reimagining our streets as better places for people to live, which will lead to increased foot traffic and bring the community together to enjoy the vibrancy our state has to offer.” RELATED Pictures | The council decides to revitalize the heart of Sutherland

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A $500,000 state government grant will revitalize Flora Street in the heart of Sutherland’s central business district by removing bus and taxi stands and car parking and creating outdoor dining areas .

the Leader reported in March that the government had informed the Sutherland Shire Council that its expression of interest in the Streets as Shared Space scheme had been successful and had invited a grant application.

The Sutherland project, named Flora Street Dine and Revitalise, was among 40 given the green light this week (May 2).

It has been described as “the creation of a dynamic and active space with wider pathways, parklets, outdoor restaurants and safer crosswalks, testing the community’s appetite for public space to be reinvented. in the heart of Sutherland town centre”.

A council spokeswoman said in March that if the grant application is successful, “the pilot project is expected to revitalize Sutherland’s streetscape, strengthen daytime and evening dining services and provide a framework on how council can create more inviting urban spaces to support residents, visitors and the local economy well into the future.”

Heathcote MP Lee Evans said the project would “enlighten the community and bring residents together”.

“It will completely reimagine the heart of downtown Sutherland by providing more public space for the community to sit, relax and catch up with friends and even dine al fresco,” he said.

Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transportation Minister Rob Stokes said 40 councils would receive up to $500,000 each to boost business and connect communities.

“These innovative and creative projects will allow people to dine under the stars and create spaces to relax and connect, which will support local business operators as they recover from the pandemic,” he said. .

“We are reimagining our streets as better places for people to live, which will lead to increased foot traffic and bring the community together to enjoy the vibrancy our state has to offer.”

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