Burton Street and Bligh Street

The Kirribilli Village Centre streetscape in its current state was built more than 25 years ago.

To guide the upgrade works in the area Council prepared The Kirribilli Village Centre Public Domain Upgrade Masterplan, adopted in February 2021. This Masterplan included two key projects – the Burton Street closure and Bligh Street shared zone.

After successfully trialling the closure of Burton Street (between Humphrey Place and Broughton St) and the Bligh Street shared zone pilot projects in 2021/22, Council endorsed making both projects permanent at their meeting in April 2022. Most feedback received supported both projects.

 

Council is currently seeking community feedback on the two design concepts for the permanent closure of Burton Street and the two design concepts for the Bligh Street shared zone:

  • the permanent closure of Burton St and construction of the permanent pedestrian plaza - referred to in the Masterplan as Burton St Green Heart; and
  • the transformation of Bligh St into a shared zone and its construction - referred to in the Masterplan as Bligh St Community Heart Layout.

 

Following the current community consultation on the design concepts, it is anticipated construction on the permanent structures will begin in mid-2023, with notifications to be sent out nearer the time. The temporary structures will remain in place in the interim.

View additional project information and the design concepts via Council’s Your Say website

Feedback closes 11.59pm Monday 14 November 2022

Your Say community consultation - Burton St and Bligh St Kirribilli - permanent closure and shared zone design concepts

 

Images

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Burton_Street_Option_2_Plan.jpg
 

 

Background

At its meeting of February 2021, Council resolved to:

  • Council adopt a new Public Domain Masterplan for Kirribilli village centre.

  • Council proceeds with detailed design and construction of the temporary street closure of Burton St - green heart project (plaza between Burton St & Crescent Lane, to be in place for a period of 6 months which is funded through the NSW DPE "Streets as Shared Spaces Program".

  • Council proceeds with detailed design and construction of Bligh St - Pilot Shared Zone, to be in place for a period of 6 months, which is funded through the NSW DPE "Streets as Shared Spaces Program".

  • A traffic report was undertaken that recommended that Burton Street be closed to vehicular traffic. A number of actions to minimise impact were recommended and will be undertaken as part of the works.