Council civil construction gangs have been busy down in McBurney Avenue Mascot installing new drainage lines and pits. The work is designed to reduce flooding that’s been experienced during periods of heavy rain. As part of countering flooding, Council also installed new kerb and gutter, which channels the storm water into the new drainage system. When this work is finished, the gangs will move to Flint Street in Hillsdale for more drainage works.
Along with the drainage works, the gangs are busy in Mascot shops, where the new footpath is under construction. As I advised last week, the work along the Mascot shopping strip will take four to five week and to minimise disruption we’ll be working after 7.00pm at night. When we’re finished the new footpath will add some new sparkle to the shopping strip as was the result when we did the pavers and planter boxes down on Botany Road along the Botany shopping strip.
Down at Sir Joseph Banks Park, the outdoor gangs are also upgrading the garden beds around the park, bringing the spring growth to what is probably our most popular park.