We're preparing a new improved streetscape design for Wilson Avenue between Jewell Station and Sydney Road. This work aims to improve pedestrian amenity, walkability and presentation of the street between Jewell Station and Sydney Road.
Community consultation for this project is now completed
The feedback received from the second round of consultation for this project has informed the development of the Final Design.
Due to the current major developments occurring along Wilson Avenue and the recent community feedback, the construction for this project will now commence in the financial year 2023-2024. Delaying the construction phase will allow the surrounding developments to finish their works without further impact. It will also enable Council to provide a more cost and time effective delivery of the project.
Please note that future parking arrangements and associated signage are not part of the design stage. Signage and hourly parking will be reviewed and assessed as part of the construction phase of the project.
VIEW THE STREET DESIGN
The design aims to address the following issues raised in the feedback:
- Improved pedestrian level lighting to increase perceived safety;
- Widening of the footpath and traffic calming treatments, to address traffic dominance;
- Street tree planting and additional vegetation, to increase overall amenity;
- Designated seating and outdoor dining areas; and
- Raised shared areas at both ends of the street, for flexible events and activities.
- Water Sensitive Urban Design and Stormwater Management
- Outdoor dining area with integrated umbrella footings
- New feature trees on widened footpaths
- Planter bed and public seating under trees
- Catenary street lighting and ambience lighting under the seats
- Feature seats which are moveable to cater for events.
- Wayfinding structure with lighting & climbing plants / projecting lamp
- High-quality pavement treatments and accessibility improvements
- Street furniture such as seats, bins, bollards, and a drinking fountain.
TACTICAL URBANISM DESIGN TESTING
As part of the project, a temporary street pavement painting (tactical urbanism) was undertaken to test the design and will be in place until construction commences. The temporary street painting outlines the future footpath lines, tree locations, and two proposed shared zones on Wilson Avenue. The testing informed the final concept plan.
Local artist Carla Gottgens painted the feature design "Ropes & Knots" and invites people to add stencils into the artwork. The work is inspired by Brunswick's ropemaking history.