Miller Street Pop-up

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Feedback closes 31 March 2022

Council has recently expanded pedestrian areas on Miller Street, North Sydney, by installing ‘pop-up’ (temporary) footpath widening and public space in the block between Pacific Highway and Berry Street. New pedestrian space has been created by closing sections of kerb side traffic/parking lanes and adjusting the central lanes. Two-way vehicle and bus access is still available along Miller Street.

The project includes:

  • widened/expanded footpaths, providing more room and improved access for people walking along Miller Street
  • seating areas for people to eat, rest etc.
  • umbrellas and ‘giant’ pot plants providing shade and shelter from road areas
  • relocation of one bus stop (on the west side of Miller Street in front of Woolworths) approx. 60m south of the previous location
  • landscaping to improve amenity and encourage activity in the area
  • a public outdoor piano

The project has been supported and funded by the NSW Government under the Streets as Shared Spaces program. The key aims are to provide better quality public space for the North Sydney community, increase vibrancy in the CBD, and support business and retail activity. The project is initially planned to be in place for six months, with the option to extend subject to community feedback. Most of the products and materials used can also be reused or relocated at the conclusion of the project.

Longer term, Council is proposing the full closure of this block of Miller Street to facilitate the implementation of a pedestrian plaza – ‘Miller Place’ – as part of the North Sydney Public Domain Strategy. The current ‘pop-up’ project is an opportunity to trial changes and features that might form part of a permanent plaza and Council would like to hear your views about what you like about the pop-up, what you think could be improved, and what might work well as part of a permanent plaza.

The project also included the closure of the left turn ‘slip lane’ from the Pacific Highway (southbound) into Miller Street, so that vehicles are no longer able to turn left from Pacific Highway into Miller Street. This change was made to improve pedestrian safety and access at this intersection.

Construction was completed at the end of September 2021. The plaza will be operational for six months, during which user feedback is welcomed.

HAVE YOUR SAY

  • Online - use the online feedback 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 Council's Sustainable Transport Projects Coordinator, Lindsay Menday on 9936 8100 or email yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au

Feedback closes 31 March 2022

Council has recently expanded pedestrian areas on Miller Street, North Sydney, by installing ‘pop-up’ (temporary) footpath widening and public space in the block between Pacific Highway and Berry Street. New pedestrian space has been created by closing sections of kerb side traffic/parking lanes and adjusting the central lanes. Two-way vehicle and bus access is still available along Miller Street.

The project includes:

  • widened/expanded footpaths, providing more room and improved access for people walking along Miller Street
  • seating areas for people to eat, rest etc.
  • umbrellas and ‘giant’ pot plants providing shade and shelter from road areas
  • relocation of one bus stop (on the west side of Miller Street in front of Woolworths) approx. 60m south of the previous location
  • landscaping to improve amenity and encourage activity in the area
  • a public outdoor piano

The project has been supported and funded by the NSW Government under the Streets as Shared Spaces program. The key aims are to provide better quality public space for the North Sydney community, increase vibrancy in the CBD, and support business and retail activity. The project is initially planned to be in place for six months, with the option to extend subject to community feedback. Most of the products and materials used can also be reused or relocated at the conclusion of the project.

Longer term, Council is proposing the full closure of this block of Miller Street to facilitate the implementation of a pedestrian plaza – ‘Miller Place’ – as part of the North Sydney Public Domain Strategy. The current ‘pop-up’ project is an opportunity to trial changes and features that might form part of a permanent plaza and Council would like to hear your views about what you like about the pop-up, what you think could be improved, and what might work well as part of a permanent plaza.

The project also included the closure of the left turn ‘slip lane’ from the Pacific Highway (southbound) into Miller Street, so that vehicles are no longer able to turn left from Pacific Highway into Miller Street. This change was made to improve pedestrian safety and access at this intersection.

Construction was completed at the end of September 2021. The plaza will be operational for six months, during which user feedback is welcomed.

HAVE YOUR SAY

  • Online - use the online feedback 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 Council's Sustainable Transport Projects Coordinator, Lindsay Menday on 9936 8100 or email yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au

Page last updated: 01 October 2021, 16:12