Smart Street Precinct

A complete infrastructure upgrade is proposed for Smart Street with the primary focus being to create an adaptable, pedestrian focused, activated street. The final upgrade design was adopted by Council at its meeting on April 30 2019.

Council has been requested to allocate $2.5 million towards implementing the infrastructure upgrade proposals over the next two financial years. The adopted concept plan will guide the detail design and delivery of the upgrades.

The infrastructure upgrade is one part of ensuring that Smart Street is seen as a ‘successful place’. The City is working on a range of initiatives in conjunction with property owners and businesses to re-energise the economy, now and into the future, including:

  • Encouraging a diverse, quality tenant mix with a focus on food and beverage outlets

  • Activation programs including a busker/street performer program, markets and events

  • Day and night security patrols and

  • Alfresco incentive programs

Current Status

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are exploring new ways to proceed with the project and engage with stakeholders during this process.

The detailed construction design is close to completion and on-ground works including underground services and lighting upgrades are expected to commence in second quarter of this year.

Project Timeline

Timeline dates are subject to change in response to the Coronavirus pandemic

Date

Activity

May '20

Underground facilities installed

Jun '20

Lighting upgraded

Nov '20

Overhead canopy structures installed

Jan '21

Demolition of existing paving, planter boxes etc.

May '21

Paving installed

Jun '21

Project completion


A complete infrastructure upgrade is proposed for Smart Street with the primary focus being to create an adaptable, pedestrian focused, activated street. The final upgrade design was adopted by Council at its meeting on April 30 2019.

Council has been requested to allocate $2.5 million towards implementing the infrastructure upgrade proposals over the next two financial years. The adopted concept plan will guide the detail design and delivery of the upgrades.

The infrastructure upgrade is one part of ensuring that Smart Street is seen as a ‘successful place’. The City is working on a range of initiatives in conjunction with property owners and businesses to re-energise the economy, now and into the future, including:

  • Encouraging a diverse, quality tenant mix with a focus on food and beverage outlets

  • Activation programs including a busker/street performer program, markets and events

  • Day and night security patrols and

  • Alfresco incentive programs

Current Status

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are exploring new ways to proceed with the project and engage with stakeholders during this process.

The detailed construction design is close to completion and on-ground works including underground services and lighting upgrades are expected to commence in second quarter of this year.

Project Timeline

Timeline dates are subject to change in response to the Coronavirus pandemic

Date

Activity

May '20

Underground facilities installed

Jun '20

Lighting upgraded

Nov '20

Overhead canopy structures installed

Jan '21

Demolition of existing paving, planter boxes etc.

May '21

Paving installed

Jun '21

Project completion