Hey Epping, let’s imagine public spaces in your neighbourhood!
LAST YEAR WE WERE IN EPPING SEEKING YOUR OPINION ON WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT EPPING AND WHAT YOU NEED IN EPPING.
WE LOVED THE RESPONSES YOU GAVE AND ARE LOOKING AT WAYS TO MAKE THESE IDEAS A REALITY TO ADDRESS WHAT YOU LOVE AND NEED.
SHARE YOUR SUGGESTION TO TRANSFORM PUBLIC SPACES IN EPPING. SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL 29 MARCH 2017. EACH WEEK ONE IDEA WILL BE DRAWN AND WILL RECEIVE A $100 GIFT VOUCHER.
FIVE FINALISTS WILL GO IN THE RUNNING TO SEE THEIR IDEA REALISED. IDEAS TO BE CONSIDERED SHOULD BE PHYSICAL WORKS, EVENTS OR ACTIVITIES.
Share An Idea
Imagine Epping closed on April 2.
Thank you to everyone who contributed their ideas. We’ll be announcing the winning idea shortly!
HOW TO SUGGEST AN IDEA FOR Epping
Step 1: Create an account
Step 2: Share an idea
Step 3: Have a chat and vote
Step 4: The City of Parramatta will deliver one idea to the value of $5000
- Maintain and optimise traffic flow
- Less needless braking and re-accelerating by not-give-an-inch drivers and tailgaters...reduce noise and vehicle emissions for nearby residents especially at uphill sections
- Reduce last-minute merging, rear-enders, road rage etc.
- Avoid traffic bunching up into one lane, making it much harder for drivers at side streets without traffic lights to enter Carlingford Road...leading some of them to pull dangerous moves if not accidents
So that people can walk past fresh vegetables and herbs and take some if they wish. People will also be able to see how their food grows and enjoy the fragrant smell of fresh herbs.
A] live in a clean and healthy environment due to no incorrectly-filled and/or overfilled wheelie bins attracting ants rats and disease
B] avoid hazards on/near the footpath and subsequent litigation due to either large rubbish dumped outside collection days and/or inappropriate rubbish e.g. building materials, broken glass etc.
C] know what to do with certain rubbish not meant for the wheelie bins or the roadside
D] residents both old and new are more aware, mindful of others and their duty of care to the environment they live in (not just within their units/apartments!) and be more vigilant, including the reporting of illegal dumping e.g. building materials and packaging at night from non-residents
A] can cross at pedestrian crossings near Chemist Warehouse, Coles, and the council car park in between without being hit/killed
B] should be courteous and considerate to drivers and seek to cross in groups…need bright eye-catching signage in multiple languages?
2} Drivers (especially those unfamiliar with Australian road rules and would only learn by either losing face or tangibly through fines and/or demerit points) are made aware that:
A] pedestrians have right of way in Australia
B] “no risk of hitting a pedestrian” does not mean not slowing down/speeding up/cutting off pedestrians with only 1cm to spare - especially when these drivers subsequently have to queue at/stop for the red light at the Carlingford Road intersection anyway…they actually lose no time!
C] they must not drive onto the crossing if the road beyond the crossing is blocked
D] they must STOP for pedestrians *at the stop line* when exiting the council car park
E] they should use the overhead round mirror as they approach…and must STOP for pedestrians *at the stop line* when exiting the car park behind and under Coles and rejoining Rawson Street
F] they must *not* park/stop along No Stopping zones along Rawson Street to wait/pick up/drop off passengers or for a quick shop (very evident after say 6 on weekdays), especially in high-riding vehicles as they block the line of sight between other drivers and pedestrians leading to more injuries/fatalities
G] they should *not* zoom around blind corners around the car park area and when entering/exiting the car parks
H] allow room for cars within the council car park *and* in the oncoming direction to enter/exit the council car park *without* blocking flowing traffic and incite road rage etc.
So that there is a place for people to gather, to give Epping a Town Centre and to provide more much needed parking space for Epping.
Cross to the bus stop and post box without being caught by traffic comming up behind them from Kent St north and Boronia Ave now that the traffic has right of way through this re arranged intersection.
Pleasant pedestrian walking routes (e.g. nice gardens, ample tree coverage for shade, well-lit solar powered street lamps for safety) to connect all Epping parks: Boronia Park to Forest Park and along oxford street to Epping Athletics Park and to Devlin's creek.
This idea was submitted on behalf of Adam.
Enjoy an improved and attractive environment that will bring wild life back and will encourage a greater use of this space.
To improve the flow of traffic when there are many cars waiting to turn right into Chesterfield Road (northbound) and Mobbs Lane (southbound).
young and elderly can safely walk or bike around and gather for community activities (pop-up markets, arts, cafe meet-ups, exercise, etc) and play freely in large open spaces and wide foot-paths under the comfortable shade of ample tree covering. car-free zones and narrow streets are a must for safety, similar to liveable town centres around the world (wide streets means car travel faster and its not safe for children). Switzerland has examples of car-free zones in the town centres, Paris declares car-free days, Denmark (rates high in liveability) has more bikes than cars. other examples of walkability in mind are old town centres in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Vienna, Venice, Prague
Epping was once a leafy suburb with beautiful old home with lots of character. The new highrise buildings are not in keeping with our suburb and are not suited to the environment. The LEP and DCP need to be adjusted to ensure future buildings fit in with the character and old world charm of Epping. Their landscaping could also be improved.5People are upset to see the character of Epping being lost. This would help to give Epping back its identity and character. It would help people to belong to the suburb and not feel they could be living in any city in the world.
Lift traffic off EPPING and beecroft road whom not going to EPPING. Most open space within the area are not within walking catchments from one side to another. Driving across to the other side to use the library and/or the pool and open spaces talks too long as traffic are very heavy.
Turn onto Carlingford Road without having to wait multiple red lights and/or use brute force to make those turns against oncoming traffic
To encourage the increasing number of Epping unit dwellers, and hopefully more office workers to be physically active.
To model a simple and supported exercise regime for those increasingly "screen-obsessed" children and teenagers.
To provide a simple exercise template and motivation for people to exercise with purpose on their own.
To initiate wider linking of other clusters or linear trails of parks.
EPPING WEST PRIMARY SCHOOL 학생들이 오전 8:50~9:00 사이에 통학버스를 기다리기 위해 5분~15분 동안 주유소 앞 정류소에서 버스가 도착하기를 기다리는 곳이다.
벤젠[Benzene] 은 암을 유발하는 화학물질로 잘알려져 있으며, 주유소근처에서 쉽게 그 영향을 받기 쉽다.
버스 정류장 위치를 하교시 이용하는 보로니아 파크 입구 건너편으로 위치를 변경하기를 원한다. 자연적으로 통학버스의 노선도 역시
등교, 하교와 같은 노선으로 운영하여, 특히 오전에 주유소까지 이동하는 많은 학부모, 학생들의 불편도 줄여 주었으면 한다.
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