City centre improvements

City centre improvements

In the city centre

We are committed to improving and maintaining our streets. From 2013 to December 2014, we renewed the following footpaths in the city centre. Footpaths were upgraded with granite paving to make them safer and more appealing.

York Street

There were 6,400 square metres of granite paving that replaced asphalt footpaths in York Street between Druitt Street and Market Street, outside the Queen Victoria Building.

Elizabeth Street

610 square metres of new granite paving was installed between Market Street and King Street in 2013.

Bathurst Street

There were 5,200 square metres of new granite paving installed along Bathurst Street between George Street and Sussex Street in 2013.

Bridge Street

Between Pitt Street and Loftus Street: 350 square metres.

Hunter Street

Between Pitt Street and Castlereagh Street: 330 square metres.

Bond Street

Between Pitt Street and George Street: 240 square metres. 

Street lighting and other improvements

New Smartpoles were installed along sections of Pitt Street, Castlereagh Street, Hunter Street, Bond Street and Bayswater Road.

Smartpoles combine street and parking signs, traffic signals and lighting on one pole. They provide high-quality LED street lighting and reduce clutter. Smartpoles allow for hanging baskets or street banners, also improving the streetscape.

Improvements were also made to kerb ramps and drainage pits to improve safety. These advanced types of traffic infrastructure will continue to be installed in 2014 and 2015.

Bayswater Road 

The City has transformed Bayswater Road between Kellet Street and Roslyn Street (see image gallery below). The street is now a safer, more attractive and user-friendly outdoor space for the community.

The area has been improved with garden beds, landscaping, new extended kerbs and 24 new Smartpoles with LED lighting to make it a more beautiful and enjoyable place.


Simon Arrya
Granite Infill: Project Manager02 9265 9333

Last updated: Tuesday, 11 August 2015