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Update on funding announcements for Old Reynella

A State Government ‘Residents Win’ grant was recently awarded to change the street scape of Corn Street in Old Reynella to make it safer and more attractive for the local community.

The grant will contribute $150,000 and will be matched by another $150,000 from the Onkaparinga Council. Please find attached a copy of the favoured design from the recent consultation process conducted by the Onkaparinga Council. Finer details and the exact costings are still being worked through by the Council’s engineering team and planners are also looking to involve public art into the design as well.

As the Shadow Minister for Road Safety, I am also pleased to report that there has been $30,000 from the Black Spot Road Safety funding program to upgrade the traffic signals at Reynell and Old South Road. The lights are now patched into the traffic control centre at Norwood adding to the safety of the intersection.

 In addition, there was a further $100,000 spent to make the intersection compliant under the Disability Discrimination Act to ensure wheelchairs and scooters have safe coverage and protection when crossing the road. It will also make it easier for these road users to access the public transport bus hub, local businesses and the Reynella Neighbourhood Centre.

 If you have any questions about these projects please do not hesitate to contact my office. I hope you get to enjoy these new, safer facilities in our community.

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