Burton Street Temporary Road Closure & Plaza

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Feedback closes 31 March 2022

Council has received funding under the NSW Government’s “Streets as Shared Spaces Program” to implement a temporary plaza for six months. The plaza will create a central hub within the Kirribilli Village, providing a place where people can meet friends or sit for a quiet moment in the sun (Public Health Orders permitting). The additional open space is expected to attract both residents and visitors to the Kirribilli Village.

At the beginning of September 2021*, Burton Street was closed to vehicular traffic for six months for the implementation of the temporary plaza. Vehicular traffic in Burton Street, between Broughton Street and Humphreys Place, will be diverted into surrounding streets during this time.

Works are being undertaken during September with commencement of the street closure by installation of road barriers, removal of existing protective fences, installation of new planters and landscaping. Later will be installation of bollards, furniture and decorative lighting. It is expected the trial plaza will be open by end of September.

In February 2021, Council adopted the Public Domain Masterplan for Kirribilli Village Centre, which includes the creation of a permanent public plaza in Burton Street. The Masterplan was prepared and adopted following stakeholder feedback conducted between September to November 2020.

Council will assess the use of the temporary plaza with a visitation study and the impact on traffic through a traffic study to determine whether the road should be closed permanently following the conclusion of the temporary period. Stakeholder feedback will also be sought during the six month period:

  • Online - use the online submission form (below)
  • Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au
  • Post - send to North Sydney Council, PO Box 12 NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059

For more information contact Garth Shayler, Project Manager on 9936 8486 or email garth.shayler@northsydney.nsw.gov.au.

*Note: construction start delayed from 26 July 2021 due to COVID restrictions on constructions announced 17 July 2021.

Feedback closes 31 March 2022

Council has received funding under the NSW Government’s “Streets as Shared Spaces Program” to implement a temporary plaza for six months. The plaza will create a central hub within the Kirribilli Village, providing a place where people can meet friends or sit for a quiet moment in the sun (Public Health Orders permitting). The additional open space is expected to attract both residents and visitors to the Kirribilli Village.

At the beginning of September 2021*, Burton Street was closed to vehicular traffic for six months for the implementation of the temporary plaza. Vehicular traffic in Burton Street, between Broughton Street and Humphreys Place, will be diverted into surrounding streets during this time.

Works are being undertaken during September with commencement of the street closure by installation of road barriers, removal of existing protective fences, installation of new planters and landscaping. Later will be installation of bollards, furniture and decorative lighting. It is expected the trial plaza will be open by end of September.

In February 2021, Council adopted the Public Domain Masterplan for Kirribilli Village Centre, which includes the creation of a permanent public plaza in Burton Street. The Masterplan was prepared and adopted following stakeholder feedback conducted between September to November 2020.

Council will assess the use of the temporary plaza with a visitation study and the impact on traffic through a traffic study to determine whether the road should be closed permanently following the conclusion of the temporary period. Stakeholder feedback will also be sought during the six month period:

  • Online - use the online submission form (below)
  • Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au
  • Post - send to North Sydney Council, PO Box 12 NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059

For more information contact Garth Shayler, Project Manager on 9936 8486 or email garth.shayler@northsydney.nsw.gov.au.

*Note: construction start delayed from 26 July 2021 due to COVID restrictions on constructions announced 17 July 2021.