Military Road Neutral Bay Public Domain Upgrade

Update:  27 October, 2020


Public domain upgrades are being undertaken in Neutral Bay as part of Council’s ongoing efforts to make the shopping and commercial strip more appealing as a shopping destination for residents and visitors. The upgrade works are partly funded by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) following the B-Line works. The upgrade works include:

  • Paving upgrade

  • More garden beds

  • More seats and bins

  • More trees

  • New watering points

  • More bicycle parking

The works will include new materials and furniture from our Public Domain Style Manual and Design Codes.


Figure 1 Completed works on the north side of Military Road in front of Maisys



Figure 2 Completed works on the south side of Military Road in front of Lifeline



Figure 3 Completed works on the south side of Military Road in front of Grind and Dose  


Where and when are the works?

The upgrade for Neutral Bay is shown in red shading in the image below. The areas due to commence, in construction, nearing completion and complete and are shown in the image.



In addition, a proposed intersection improvement is being proposed for Location 1 - Rangers Road and Military Road.

Council is seeking feedback from the community.

To comment, please complete the online questionnaire here: (by Sunday 8 November 2020).



What disruption is expected?

Council is working closely with our contractors to minimise disruption to residents and businesses.

We will endeavor to minimise the noise from our works, but some construction activities will generate unavoidable noise.

We will endeavor to provide access to shops and businesses at all times, however, there will be some unavoidable disruptions to access, parking and pedestrian traffic.

In addition, some bus stop locations may be temporarily moved locally to allow the safe use of the bus away from construction activities, signage will be in place to indicate where to wait for the bus.

Council and our contractors have taken note of many requests from residents and businesses not to undertake the works at night, and as such have been granted special approval from the Transport Management Centre to undertaken some works during the day time, predominately taking place from 7am to 7pm. In the unavoidable event that the special approval is rescinded works adjacent to clearways and bus zones will then need to be undertaken as a combination of day-time works and night-time works, with night-time works taking place between 9pm to 5am with saw cutting and jack hammering ceasing at 12am. If night-time works are required, notifications will be provided prior to commencement.

Site compounds are needed to store equipment and materials these will only remain in place until the works are complete. Presently site compounds exist in;

  • Ben Boyd Road (north and south sides)
  • Bydown Street

Further information on the likely disruption from the intersection improvements will be provided if the intersection improvement is approved through Traffic Committee and a contractor is chosen and approved by Council.



If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Council’s Project Manager Chris Stevens on 9936 8274 or

Further notifications will be issued by Council’s contractors as works commence in other stages in Neutral Bay.

All reasonable efforts will be made to complete the works on schedule, subject to weather and ground conditions. We will notify if there are significant changes to the program.

Council appreciates your cooperation and understanding, and apologies in advance for any inconvenience that these necessary works may cause.

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