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Mitcham Council Purchases Land to Reinvigorate Blackwood Business Centre

26 September 2017

The City of Mitcham has purchased land on the western side of the Foodland Supermarket to build a new pedestrian connection and develop new retail properties between Young Street and the central carpark in Blackwood.

The City of Mitcham has purchased land on the western side of the Foodland Supermarket to build a new pedestrian connection and develop new retail properties between Young Street and the central carpark in Blackwood. 

Mayor Mr Glenn Spear said, “This key strategic land purchase will allow Council to begin the much needed improvements to reinvigorate and improve the Blackwood Business Centre.” 

“We have been planning change for the Blackwood Business Centre for many years and now real change will begin”. 

“Through the purchase of this land we will be able to improve access through the Business Centre by creating a new north-south pedestrian link from Waite Street Reserve, through the central car parking areas, to Shepherds Hill Road,” Mr Spear said. 

Mayor Spear said “This land purchase has only been made possible with the cooperation of the land owners, the De Rosa Bros. 

He said, “During our meetings I was impressed with their willingness and commitment to jointly work with Council to achieve a better outcome for the Blackwood Business District. Without their cooperation this vital strategic outcome would not have been achieved”. 

The purchase of this land is the first step in the re-development of our Blackwood Business Centre. 

He said “We are facilitating new investment in the Centre for local business and our community. This is the first significant change to the Business Centre in Blackwood in more than 35 years”. 

With Young Street being identified as the preferred site for a new Blackwood Community Centre, the purchase of this land will improve pedestrian connectivity across the centre in a strategic north-south linkage, better integrate the proposed new Community Centre with its surrounds and facilitate investment opportunities, all leading to the long overdue reinvigoration of the Business Centre. 

Later this year Mitcham Council will begin working with the De Rosa Bros and existing businesses to begin developing a new pedestrian connection for the Blackwood Business District. 

ENDS 

Media Contacts: 

Mayor Glenn Spear, mobile 0438 221 762.  

26 September 2017

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