Miller St Pop-up!

Council has received funding under the NSW State Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces (SaSS) program to implement temporary or ‘pop-up’ footpath widening and public space improvements on Miller Street, North Sydney (between Pacific Highway and Berry Street).

The concept plan for this project has TfNSW approval and was endorsed  by the Council on 22 March 2021.

The project includes the following:

  • wider/expanded footpaths, providing more room/improved access for pedestrians

  • seating areas providing space for people to eat, wait, rest etc

  • ‘giant’ pot plants and umbrellas providing shade and shelter from road areas

  • a food truck vending parking spot (east side of Miller Street) and a public performance/small events space (west side of Miller Street)

  • relocation of of one bus stop (west side of Miller St in front of Woolworths) approx. 60m south of the existing location

  • view this plan showing the intended layout (3MB).

New areas of public space will be gained by re-purposing existing parking/loading spaces and areas of road. A temporary replacement loading zone will be provided on the Pacific Highway in an existing bus layover that is not currently in use.

Network assessment of the proposal indicates it is unlikely to have a discernible impact on traffic movement/congestion on Miller Street. Traffic signals and access to driveways will not be changed.

The project will include the removal of the left turn ‘slip lane’ from the Pacific Highway (southbound) into Miller Street, to repurpose this area as a pedestrian area. This will provide increased space for the high number of pedestrians that queue at the signal crossings.

Vehicles will no longer be able to turn left from Pacific Highway into Miller Street and will need to use an alternative route. 

Installation 

The project will be prefabricated offsite to enable it to ‘popup’ in a short period.

Installation is anticipated to commence in May 2021 and take one week total, separated into four shorter stages, with each to be completed and open for use before the next stage is commenced. Works will take place during off peak times to minimise the impact of the installation process.  

Feedback 

The project is proposed to be in place for six months subject to the project outcomes and community feedback.

Meetings 

Ahead of commencement of this project, Council is offering on-site meetings with neighbouring property owners/businesses to discuss any impacts and associated opportunities on Tuesday 25 April and Wednesday 26 April 2021.

If you would like to book in for a 30-minute meeting, you can do so online:

https://events.humanitix.com/miller-street-pop-up

 

Alternatively send an email (Attn: Lindsay Menday) to yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au

For more information call 9936 8100 or email yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au

Posted on 23 April 2021

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