Upgrade works for Palmerston Avenue Steps & Sarah Peninton Reserve

Upgrade works for Palmerston Avenue Steps & Sarah Peninton Reserve

A greener more pleasant space in Glebe

We've started work to upgrade Palmerston Avenue Steps and Sarah Peninton Reserve in Glebe to help people move around more easily and provide a greener and more pleasant space.

The upgrade includes:

  • better access along Palmerston Avenue with new stairs, a concrete path, handrails, pram ramps and more welcoming entry points
  • a new bigger entry plaza to the light rail station
  • more native plants and grasses
  • new seating and a water bubbler and tap.

The work started in July and will take 5 months to complete, weather permitting.

Most of the works will take place from 7.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 7.30am to 3.30pm on Saturday. We will notify local residents and businesses of any works to take place outside of these hours.

You can view the plan of works.

The steps and reserve will be closed during the works. You can continue to access the light rail station from Bayview Street. The nearest parks are:

  • William Carlton Gardens, Ferry Road, Glebe
  • Ernest Pedersen Reserve, Avon Street, Glebe
  • Dr HJ Foley Rest Park, Glebe Point Road, Glebe.

We will take steps to minimise other impacts. However, there will be some machinery noise and dust. Parking in Lombard Street and Keegan Avenue may be temporarily impacted due to access requirements for construction materials and equipment.


For more information please contact:

Luan Trinh
Project Manager
02 9265 9333

Plan of works

Plan of improvement works pleasant space in Glebe.

Last updated: Monday, 3 August 2020