Willoughby Road upgrade

Willoughby Road in Crows Nest is being refreshed with new paving, lighting and street furniture. The existing planter boxes defining the outdoor dining areas will make way for a more contemporary design.

The area to be upgraded extends from Burlington to Albany Street and includes many popular outdoor dining areas and entertainment areas.

Project update

  • Ausgrid and streetlighting trenching on the east side of Willoughby Road complete
  • plumbing connecting roof water on west side of Willoughby Road complete
  • cable hauling for underground power and streetlighting until May 2024
  • stormwater drainage construction from March to June 2024 on east side of Willoughby Road (from Albany Street to Burlington Street)
  • footpath paving works from May to June 2024 on west side of Willoughby Road (from Albany Street to Burlington Street)

For more information on current works, see the Council road and infrastructure works page.

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Project history

  • Council adopted the preferred design option 1C on 27 February 2023.
  • The tender for undergrounding of power and lighting upgrade was awarded on 28 August 2023.
  • Construction commenced 5 October 2023, with anticipated completion mid-2024.


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