The Springwood community will soon see the first signs of construction of the long-awaited upgrade of the Springwood Civic Centre site.
Contractor, Kane Constructions, has started preliminary work to secure the construction site and set up temporary access for pedestrians and vehicles.
The demolition and construction work is expected to start on September 1.
Blue Mountains Mayor Daniel Myles said “it will be very exciting to see some activity on the civic centre site, to see the idea become a reality”.
A number of changes have been made to the civic centre site from this Monday (August 19), affecting vehicle and pedestrian access during the construction period.
The car park at the rear of the civic centre will be closed with no access from Macquarie Road or David Road.
The laneway between the library and civic centre will also be closed.
Pedestrian access to the library, council office and car park at the rear of the library will be maintained until further notice.
Vehicle access to the car park at the back of the library is from Macquarie Road via the driveway next to Braemar House.
“Every effort will be made to undertake the work with minimum inconvenience to affected neighbours, however there may be occasions when it is unavoidable and your co-operation would be appreciated,” said the mayor.
Blue Mountains Recreation and Respite Service and the Blue Mountains Vietnam Veterans and Associated Forces are temporarily located in Braemar House.
The Springwood Neighbourhood Community Centre has relocated to the former Integral building at 59 Springwood Avenue, Springwood.
The upgrade is expected to take about 18 months and is due to completed by March 2015.
For more details visit bluemountainshaveyoursay.com.au/springwood-facilities-upgrade.