Mount Street, North Sydney - Streetscape Upgrades & Parking Changes
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Council undertook public exhibition of the North Sydney CBD Laneways concept plan (Laneways Masterplan) between November 2017 and January 2018. The community’s response was largely positive with some concerns being raised around the need to provide sufficient areas for business servicing activities within the precinct. In March 2018, Council resolved to endorse the concept masterplan, noting the need to resolve more detailed design matters.
The re-development of 100 Mount Street and required streetscape works represents an opportunity to implement an early stage of the concept plan by improving the pedestrian environment and revising the parking layout along its Mount Street frontage. Pedestrian activity in the Mount Street area is expected to increase considerably over the next few years with nearby major developments bringing significant growth in the area.
The plan has been prepared to implement the first stage of the endorsed Laneways Masterplan. It can be viewed in the document library. The plan further proposes to deliver improvements as part of a comprehensive streetscape upgrade that will expand and improve public space with increased footpath/public domain space, and new high quality paving.
The improvements are proposed on the northern side of Mount Street between Denison Street and Walker Street and include:
- Changes to kerb alignment to achieve acceptable footpath levels for pedestrians
- Widening of the footpath to improve public domain, pedestrian amenity and to accommodate for increased pedestrian foot traffic in the near future
- Conversion of former angle parking (currently Work Zone for 100 Mount Street) to parallel parking
- Changes to parking restrictions to accommodate loading activities between 5am-10am Mon-Fri; and 1 Hour Metered Parking from 10am-midnight Mon-Fri and 8.30am-12.30pm Saturdays
No changes are proposed to the kerb or parking on the southern side of Mount Street.
On 15 June 2018, Council’s Traffic Committee considered the proposed changes and recommended consultation be undertaken prior to any further implementation. The streetscape works would likely be undertaken in October/November 2018.