Cecil Avenue gives Christmas shoppers early gift

20 December 2019
Canning residents have received an early Christmas present with Cecil Avenue now open.
With Roy Morgan’s annual Christmas retail sales forecasting a 2.6% increase on expenditure this Christmas trading period, the reopening of Cecil Avenue is welcome news for the local economy and visitors to Canning.
City of Canning Mayor Patrick Hall said the improved access on Cecil Avenue will make it easier for Christmas shopping in and around Westfield Carousel and on the Cecil Avenue retail strip.
“As a former Westfield Carousel retailer, I fully understand the importance of the reopening of Cecil Avenue and the benefit that it will bring to the entire precinct.  It is also a significant first step in the City’s ambitious City Centre project and provides the community with a snapshot of the wonderful improvements that will be incrementally seen over the next 10 years,” Mayor Hall said.
The street, the first stage of the City Centre Regeneration Program, is equipped with smart pole technology which will accommodate a number of smart features that can be added in over time.
“I am really proud of City of Canning and its Council for seizing the opportunity to blend new technologies into Cecil Avenue’s transformation.”
“Over time there will be greater connectivity for residents and visitors, the introduction of energy-saving lighting, wider footpaths, more trees for shade, improved pedestrian access, CCTV capability, environmental monitoring, free high speed Wi-Fi and electric vehicle charging,” said Mayor Hall.
New traffic lights at the intersection of Pattie Street and Cecil Avenue have been installed as part of the road upgrades to improve traffic congestion and access in and out of Westfield Carousel. 
More than 80 new trees will be planted along Cecil Avenue with native species making up nearly 40% of the total trees on the street.
The forward-thinking transformation of Cecil Avenue will continue to be developed over the next 10 years and will include major upgrades to infrastructure, roads and public spaces.
Once complete, Canning City Centre will be home to 25,000 people, create 5,000 jobs and be a new hub for Canning. Find out more at canning.wa.gov.au/ccc

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