More birds for the Bunda Street shareway

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THE BUNDA Street Shareway is set to get even more birds painted on to it.

“A flock of the iconic gang-gang bird will be painted on a section of Bunda Street, between Petrie Street to Akuna Street, as part of road pavement artwork specially designed to make the shareway more visually appealing,” Senior Manager, Capital Works Design and Delivery, Ben McHugh, said.

“The artwork, designed and developed by local artist Geoff Filmer with inspiration drawn from Melbourne company Buro North, helps make Bunda Street feel less like a conventional street and more like a plaza, increasing the street’s vitality and making it more pedestrian friendly.

“The work will compliment similar artwork already installed on the northern end of Bunda Street.

“A temporary closure of a section of Bunda Street from approximately 85 metres south of Petrie Street to Akuna Street will be in place from 6 am Monday 16 November to 6 pm Wednesday 18 November 2015 to allow the work to take place.

“The Bunda Street shareway, between Mort and Akuna Streets, is the fourth stage of the ACT Government’s Civic Cycle Loop project. It features a slow speed (20km/h) ‘shared space’ for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

“The Bunda Street Shareway project was recognised on a national level as a finalist in the 2015 Planning Institute of Australia National Awards for Planning Excellence. The project has significantly added to the vitality of the areas and encouraged pedestrian and cyclist activity.”

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