A new plaza is to be built in Burton Street (permanently closing Burton Street between Broughton Street and Humphrey Place) in Kirribilli.
A detailed design for Bligh Street has been completed and a request for quotation for the construction works will be released in July 2023.
Construction is planned to commence in early 2024.
At its meeting in February 2021, Council resolved to:
- adopt a new Public Domain Masterplan for Kirribilli village centre
- proceed with detailed design and construction of the temporary street closure of Burton Street – a green heart project for six months, funded through the NSW DPE "Streets as Shared Spaces Program"
- proceed with detailed design and construction of Bligh Street – Pilot Shared Zone, to be in place for a period of six months, funded through the NSW DPE "Streets as Shared Spaces Program"
- recommend 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.
At its meeting on 26 April 2022, Council resolved to proceed with the permanent closure of Burton Street, between Humphrey Place and Broughton Street, to enable the construction of a permanent plaza.
Council consulted the community on two design options for the new pedestrian plaza between October and November 2022.
After consultation, Council endorsed a final design (option 1C) at its meeting on 13 February 2023, please refer to: