Spofforth Street - Proposed Intersection Improvements

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Consultation has concluded

UPDATE JUNE 2021

The community engagement outcomes will be considered at the North Sydney Traffic Committee meeting on Friday 11 June 2021 - click here to access the reports/minutes.


Important: Pre-registration is required for any member of the public wishing to attend the Traffic Committee. Numbers may be limited to comply with social distancing requirements. Find out more about the North Sydney Traffic Committee here


Feedback closed 11.59 Sunday 11 April 2021


As part of Council’s commitment to improve pedestrian and traffic safety, Council is proposing improvements at three intersections along Spofforth Street to address crash history and increase general pedestrian safety and amenity.

Location 1 - Spofforth Street & Holt Avenue
History of crashes at the intersection involving vehicles approaching from Holt Avenue and Spofforth Street, which may be due to poor sight distance, the dominant north-south flow of traffic on Spofforth Street, and the slight staggered alignment of Holt Avenue either side of Spofforth Street.
Location 2 - Spofforth Street & Rangers Road
Concerns raised about pedestrian and traffic safety at the intersection, including pedestrians feeling unsafe, motorists failing to indicate when turning from Spofforth Street into Rangers Road, north-bound motorists struggling to safely enter the intersection from Spofforth Street, and general concerns about excessive vehicle speeds.
Location 3 - Spofforth Street & Florence Street
Concerns raised about speed of vehicles turning into Florence Street and existing pedestrian refuge and kerb ramps being substandard.


To address these concerns, three (3) options are being considered each for Locations 1 & 2; and one (1) option for Location 3, and are described on the tables available in the Document Library - Treatment Descriptions and Impacts. In addition, removal and relocation of existing bus stops on Spofforth Street and Florence Street are proposed to off-set some of the parking losses arising from the proposals, a plan of the bus stop relocation is available in the Document Library - Concept Plans.

Council is conducting a survey to determine whether there is support for the proposed improvements. The survey is not a voting form as such but will assist in determining support for the proposed improvements at or near your street. The results of this survey will be considered by the North Sydney Traffic Committee on Friday 11 June 2021.

Council hosted an online information session on Tuesday 16 March 2021, providing an overview of the proposed improvements and an opportunity to ask questions. Refer to the Q&A summary for questions asked at the session, a video of the recording is also available on this page.

For further information contact Nathan Wu, Traffic & Transport Engineer on 9936 8100.

Note: Submissions are considered open access information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. In the interests of public transparency, submission in its entirety may be made available via Council’s website. Submitters are encouraged to read Council’s Information Sheet: Making a Submission to Council prior to making a submission. All feedback received will be considered, however it is not intended to reply to individual respondents.

UPDATE JUNE 2021

The community engagement outcomes will be considered at the North Sydney Traffic Committee meeting on Friday 11 June 2021 - click here to access the reports/minutes.


Important: Pre-registration is required for any member of the public wishing to attend the Traffic Committee. Numbers may be limited to comply with social distancing requirements. Find out more about the North Sydney Traffic Committee here


Feedback closed 11.59 Sunday 11 April 2021


As part of Council’s commitment to improve pedestrian and traffic safety, Council is proposing improvements at three intersections along Spofforth Street to address crash history and increase general pedestrian safety and amenity.

Location 1 - Spofforth Street & Holt Avenue
History of crashes at the intersection involving vehicles approaching from Holt Avenue and Spofforth Street, which may be due to poor sight distance, the dominant north-south flow of traffic on Spofforth Street, and the slight staggered alignment of Holt Avenue either side of Spofforth Street.
Location 2 - Spofforth Street & Rangers Road
Concerns raised about pedestrian and traffic safety at the intersection, including pedestrians feeling unsafe, motorists failing to indicate when turning from Spofforth Street into Rangers Road, north-bound motorists struggling to safely enter the intersection from Spofforth Street, and general concerns about excessive vehicle speeds.
Location 3 - Spofforth Street & Florence Street
Concerns raised about speed of vehicles turning into Florence Street and existing pedestrian refuge and kerb ramps being substandard.


To address these concerns, three (3) options are being considered each for Locations 1 & 2; and one (1) option for Location 3, and are described on the tables available in the Document Library - Treatment Descriptions and Impacts. In addition, removal and relocation of existing bus stops on Spofforth Street and Florence Street are proposed to off-set some of the parking losses arising from the proposals, a plan of the bus stop relocation is available in the Document Library - Concept Plans.

Council is conducting a survey to determine whether there is support for the proposed improvements. The survey is not a voting form as such but will assist in determining support for the proposed improvements at or near your street. The results of this survey will be considered by the North Sydney Traffic Committee on Friday 11 June 2021.

Council hosted an online information session on Tuesday 16 March 2021, providing an overview of the proposed improvements and an opportunity to ask questions. Refer to the Q&A summary for questions asked at the session, a video of the recording is also available on this page.

For further information contact Nathan Wu, Traffic & Transport Engineer on 9936 8100.

Note: Submissions are considered open access information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. In the interests of public transparency, submission in its entirety may be made available via Council’s website. Submitters are encouraged to read Council’s Information Sheet: Making a Submission to Council prior to making a submission. All feedback received will be considered, however it is not intended to reply to individual respondents.