Media Release - Construction Begins on Dee Why Town Centre

Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2015
Release: 

Construction Begins - Improving Dee Why Town Centre

Major Milestone as Medical Centre Makes Way for Future Park

Mayor of Warringah, Michael Regan, will officially begin works on the upgrade of Dee Why Town Centre on Monday 26 October.

He will be on-site as the old medical centre at 30 Oaks Ave is demolished to make way for a new ‘bow-tie’ shaped park that will flow through to Howard Ave.

‘This is the moment we’ve been waiting decades for - when the real work begins to improve Dee Why Town Centre,’ said the Mayor

‘Early next year we will put in drainage pipes to reduce the threat of major flooding on Oaks Ave. At the same time, we’ll start preparing the site for the new, bigger and better Walter Gors Park. By the end of 2016, Walter Gors will be completed and we would have started revamping Redman Rd Plaza. Following that, we’ll see street upgrades at Pittwater Rd, Howard Ave and Oaks Ave.’

‘I can’t wait to see tree-lined streets, bike paths and new parks that will provide the liveable, vibrant town centre we’ve all dreamed of,’ added the Mayor. ‘It’s a really exciting time to be in Dee Why.’

Work by Warringah Council will coincide with the expected beginning of demolition on the major commercial and residential Meriton site, encompassing 14 lots between Oaks Ave, Howard Ave and Pittwater Road.

Warringah Council asks motorists and pedestrians to please be patient as there will be some disruptions. Council staff will be working with its contractors to maintain as much traffic and pedestrian access as possible.

Anyone wanting to find out more about the improvements being done to Dee Why Town Centre can go to the Dee Why Town Centre page on warringah.nsw.gov.au or come to a community information day on Saturday 31 October. The information day; Dee Why – What’s the Latest?’ will be held at Triangle Park North on Howard Ave between 12-2pm.