Smart Street Precinct

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A complete infrastructure upgrade is proposed for Smart Street Mall with the primary focus being to create an adaptable, pedestrian focused, activated street. The master plan for the upgrade adopted by Council at its meeting on April 30 2019. The master plan for the upgrade has since been updated to reflect the detailed design and planning for the project.

The City has allocated $2.5 million towards implementing the infrastructure upgrade proposals over two financial years. The infrastructure upgrade is one part of ensuring that Smart Street is seen as a ‘successful place’. In addition, 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:

  • Activation programs including a busker/street performer program, markets and events
  • Day and night security patrols and
  • Alfresco incentive programs

Current Status - April 2021

On grounds works are underway.

Towards the end of April, paving works will commence on the south side of the street - pedestrian zone, alongside adjacent to businesses. This works will be programmed around business opening hours to minimise disruption and maintain access to business entries.

Early May is the proposed start date to establish the main central construction site with fencing and signage. Demolition or this area will then proceed and preparation for new road base, pre-cast concrete planter installation and paving.

During this time Smart Street remains open for business and access will be maintained at all times.

The expected completion date for the groundworks for Smart Street redevelopment is October 2021, with the shelter installation potentially delayed into the new year.


A complete infrastructure upgrade is proposed for Smart Street Mall with the primary focus being to create an adaptable, pedestrian focused, activated street. The master plan for the upgrade adopted by Council at its meeting on April 30 2019. The master plan for the upgrade has since been updated to reflect the detailed design and planning for the project.

The City has allocated $2.5 million towards implementing the infrastructure upgrade proposals over two financial years. The infrastructure upgrade is one part of ensuring that Smart Street is seen as a ‘successful place’. In addition, 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:

  • Activation programs including a busker/street performer program, markets and events
  • Day and night security patrols and
  • Alfresco incentive programs

Current Status - April 2021

On grounds works are underway.

Towards the end of April, paving works will commence on the south side of the street - pedestrian zone, alongside adjacent to businesses. This works will be programmed around business opening hours to minimise disruption and maintain access to business entries.

Early May is the proposed start date to establish the main central construction site with fencing and signage. Demolition or this area will then proceed and preparation for new road base, pre-cast concrete planter installation and paving.

During this time Smart Street remains open for business and access will be maintained at all times.

The expected completion date for the groundworks for Smart Street redevelopment is October 2021, with the shelter installation potentially delayed into the new year.