Crows Nest upgrade

Due Completion: 01 April 2018

In 2014 Council engaged the services of a design team to produce an Upgrade Plan to guide future streetscape and public domain improvements across Crows Nest shopping village.

This upgrade incorporates the finishes and materials adopted by Council in the Public Domain Style Manual and Design Codes. The consultant team and upgrade plan was guided by a working group consisting of local residents, business owners, Precinct and Mainstreet Committee members, and Council staff.

The project aims to achieve a number of goals that benefit local residents, businesses and visitors. The project goals have been set to be functional and inviting with minimal impact on the natural environment. The key goals include:

  • Creating a contemporary streetscape environment:
    • that is a vibrant and visually-connected;
    • that encourages collaboration between community and business proprietors;
    • that embraces new technology and innovation;
    • that improves environmental and cultural performance;
    • that maximises the best use of all available space;
    • with a unique character that celebrates the rich history and heritage of Crows Nest.
  • Making the area safe and accessible for all users.
  • A brief review of car parking provisions.
  • Creating an environment for safe movement of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.



Pacific Highway Public Domain Upgrade - complete

This project will see the Public Domain to the west side of the Pacific Highway between Falcon Street and Alexander St along with the North Side of Falcon Street between the Pacific Highway and Willoughby Lane upgraded in line with the new materials and finishes in North Sydney Council’s Public Domain Style Guide. The work will include new paving, seats, pedestrian safety fence, tree and ground cover planting and bike racks. The project is to commence early 2018 and expected to take approximately 12 weeks.


Ernest Plaza - complete

Inline with the upgrade of Crows Nest village is the Ernest Plaza Public Domain Upgrade. In 2016, Council prepared tender and construction documents for the Public Domain Upgrade of Ernest Place between Willoughby Ln and Alexander St. The aim is to extend Ernest Place through to Alexander St to provide a much needed refresh including; paving, seats, bollards, bike racks, decorative and public lighting. Designs and construction started mid-2017. Ernest Place paving was extended through to Alexander Street along with new pedestrian and decorative tree lighting, furniture and planting.


Willoughby Road Public Domain Upgrade - updated

Council has prepared the early stages of planning to provide a staged refresh to Willoughby Rd in coordination with drainage upgrades between Falcon St and Chandos St.

This project will provide a refresh to the streetscape of Willoughby Rd and outdoor dining bays. These works will include materials and finishes from the Public Domain Style Manual and Design Codes including new footpath paving, bins, lights, seating and planting. This project will be progressively rolled out as funding becomes available.

The section from Falcon St to Burlington St will be upgraded in April 2019.

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