Central and Wilmot streets works
Traffic flow changes
The improvements works to Central and Wilmot streets between George and Pitt streets in the city centre have been completed. Minor rectification works are expected within the next few months and community impacts should be minimal.
From 3 July 2015, there are traffic flow changes affecting Wilmot, Central and George streets.
- is two-way from Pitt Street to the HSBC loading bay
- is closed from the HSBC loading bay to George Street
- is now a shared zone, speed limit is 10km/h.
- is one-way entry from George Street to Pitt Street
- is now a shared zone, speed limit is 10km/h
- there is no right turn from George Street into Central Street.
- no right turn into Central Street
- no left turn for vehicles more than 9m long into Central Street
- new pedestrian crossing signals located to the south of Central Street.
In May 2014 we started the improvement works on Central and Wilmot streets.
The works included:
- raising the road surface level to be flush with the footpath
- continuing the footpath at George Street and Pitt Street
- installing new drainage and new lighting
- providing shared zones
- removing the 2 police-only parking spots next to Central Court House
- making the 2 loading zone spaces for delivery vehicles only (no parking outside of loading zone times)
- converting the existing intersection signals at George and Central streets into a mid-block crossing south of Central Street.
As part of our work revitalising laneways, the Wilmot Street and Central Street upgrade has improved the lane's character, created opportunities for outdoor use, and made it safer and more interesting for pedestrians.
Last updated: Wednesday, 21 October 2015