Your feedback on the proposed upgrade of Crown Street, Surry Hills

Project Status: Closed

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What we’re doing

We plan to upgrade Crown Street in Surry Hills between Oxford and Devonshire streets. The upgrade will improve walking in the area and help increase passing trade for local businesses.

The proposed improvements include: 

  • removing timber electrical poles and placing overhead electrical cables underground
  • new multifunction smartpoles with LED streetlights
  • installing new footpath where there is currently pop-up alfresco dining 
  • footpath widening, kerb upgrades and pedestrian ramp upgrades
  • replacing the existing signal crossing at Crown Street Public School with a raised zebra crossing 
  • new garden beds along the street, new bubblers, bike racks and seating.

To cool and green Crown Street we’re planning to increase canopy cover by over 50%. We’ll replace 3 existing trees with 40 new trees. Eight current on-street parking spaces will be converted to tree pits and new footpath.

Our contractor, Sydney Civil, will visit Crown Street over the coming weeks. Its representatives will inspect the site and speak with businesses on how to decrease construction impacts if the project is approved.

Next steps

We will report all feedback and design changes to Council, and we will continue to a detailed design. We will keep you updated on the progress of this project. 

The view shows enhanced street growth with overhead powerlines removed and more greening with plants and shrubs as part of the continuous footpath treatment.
The view shows overhead powerlines removed and placed undergound, new smart poles, new paving and widened footpath for outdoor dining.
The upgrade works will include moving overhead powerlines underground, new smartpoles and improved kerb ramps.

In August and September 2022 we asked for your feedback on our initial plan. We’ve included the feedback from residents and businesses in our revised project design.

You can view the new plan and details of upcoming meetings.

Concept planPDF · 3.38 MB · Last modified

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 19 September 2022.

We have a range of ways you can provide your feedback:

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation's name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when providing your feedback.

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