The project will see the transformation of the popular Town Square into a more vibrant, usable and accessible space, providing an attractive new gathering environment for locals and visitors to the CBD.
Local businesses and the community will benefit from a new, open and inviting space that will be a real drawcard for families and visitors, and add to the wonderful facilities that are provided within the CBD and along our foreshore.The area will be transformed to include new al fresco dining areas and wider footpaths, with new seating and feature lighting making the area a more inviting place to relax. Mature tree specimens will replace the old trees, allowing for clear views to the river from Clarence Street and to provide extra shade.
In addition, removable bollards will be installed to allow for the square to be easily transformed into a vehicle free pedestrian plaza for events, markets and festivals.
During the works pedestrian access to all businesses will be maintained, with vehicles having restricted access to the Town Square loop. Disabled parking will be relocated to Clarence Street for the duration of the work.
Work is expected to be completed prior to the busy Christmas holiday period in mid-December this year (subject to favourable weather conditions and unforseen delays).
Please refer to more information and answers to frequently asked questions.
Thank you for your interest in this project. Consultation has now concluded.