Upgrades underway to improve Spence shops

Released 17/05/2017

Member for Ginninderra Tara Cheyne, on behalf of the Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris, has welcomed the beginning of works to improve the functionality, security and appearance of the much valued shopping centre at Spence.

“Suburban shopping centres serve as a central hub for the community’s shopping needs,” Ms Cheyne said.

“Whether you visit them on the weekend to pick up bread from the local bakery, or pop in after work to pick up an item or two at the grocer for dinner, suburban shops serve an important retail and community function for local residents.

“It is important to maintain and improve our neighbourhood shops to ensure they continue to meet the community’s everyday shopping and recreational needs. As part of the ACT Government’s shopping centre upgrade program, works are now being undertaken at Spence shops.

“The upgrade at Spence shops will improve recreation opportunities with a new community space to be provided for people to gather and spend time. In addition, the ACT Government is installing new shade sails above the playground, new seats, bin shrouds, picnic tables, bike racks, garden beds and tree plantings.

“The upgrades aim to facilitate movement to and through the shops with pavement, path and ramp works and more parking spaces for people with disability.”

The upgrades at Spence shops are expected to be completed in mid 2017.

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