The days of “drab” looking roundabouts in Campbelltown should be over.
That’s the view of mayor George Brticevic.
Cr Brticevic has called for the council to beautify the city’s roundabouts by installing at least one large tree and other low level plants on each structure.
The old pink pavers that line many of the old roundabouts, “get rid of them” he said.
“I think we have some wonderful and beautiful examples of roundabouts – like the intersection of Eagle Vale Road and Raby Road.
“But other areas such as Glenfield are quite drab.
“The one at Henderson Road (and Macquarie Road, Ingleburn) is a major thoroughfare but it’s just a bunch of trees and dirt.”
Cr Brticevic said by planting attractive and appropriate plants, it would beautify the area and give motorists “stuck in traffic something to look at”.
Cr Darcy Lound said the roundabout at the intersection of Redfern Road and Surrey Street, next to Minto Station, was in desperate need of a revamp.
Late-last year Camden Council planted of hundreds of pink petunia flowers on the roundabout at the intersection of Argyle Street and Edward Street as a tribute to locals affected by breast cancer.
“Theming our roundabout as a tribute to people affected by cancer is a subtle gesture from council to honour those members in our local community, as well as their family and friends,” Camden mayor Lara Symkowiak said at the time.
“Breast cancer remains one of the most common cancers among Australian women.
“I encourage everyone to take the time ... to learn more about early detection and the importance of sharing information and talking with family, friends and colleagues about cancer.”
A report will be presented to Campbelltown councillors outlining the cost and time frames of the plan.