Get ready for Hurstville's Big Wash

Clean-up: Forest Road, Hurstville is being targetted for a good scrubbing.
Clean-up: Forest Road, Hurstville is being targetted for a good scrubbing.

Hurstville, it’s time to take a bath.

The main shopping strip in Forest Road is to undergo Operation Big Wash after requests by residents for a clean-up.

Following the results of a recent survey with members of the local area, Georges River Council will undertake the Big Wash of Forest Road, Hurstville, on Friday, November 24 between midnight and 5am.

Georges River Council mayor Kevin Greene said the council recently conducted a survey where members of the community were asked what they valued in town centres across the local area.

“The results, which will help inform the council’s new Place Making Program and draft Economic Development Strategy, found the number one thing people in Hurstville value is the cleanliness of public spaces,” Councillor Greene said.

“In response to this finding, Council will undertake a Big Wash along Forest Road, which will include footpaths, shopfronts and awnings.

“By cleaning Forest Road, we can make the area more appealing to local shoppers including business owners and visitors.

“This project also complements the council’s wider efforts of reducing the instance of graffiti across the local government area.

“There will also be a number of other initiatives Council will be running in the first half of 2018 to make Hurstville cleaner, greener and more attractive to members of the local area,” Councillor Greene said.