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Revised concept design for Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

almost 2 years ago

The City of Sydney has plans to improve pedestrian safety along Cowper Wharf Road and plant more trees and shrubs to reduce stormwater runoff and provide more shade.

We have revised a concept design for the road following this year’s community consultation and invite your feedback.

The proposed design includes:

· Widening of the median strip in some areas;

· A new pedestrian refuge island in the centre of the road;

· A wider footpath on the south side of Cowper Wharf Road between Brougham and McElhone streets;

· 36 new Sydney red gums (Angophora costata) and new native grasses planted in the median strip.

The wider median strip will reduce the number of traffic lanes in some places from four lanes to two, and in others from four lanes to three. Due to low recorded traffic volumes, vehicle journey times are not expected to increase as a result of the proposal. There will be no loss of parking spaces on the street.

The new plants will not impact on sight lines for drivers. We will also remove the trees near the Wylde Street intersection in response to community feedback.

You can view the design in the document library to the right of this page. Feedback may be submitted until Friday 13 November 2015.

For all project queries and to make a submission, please contact James Lawton, Project Manager, Street Tree Planting on 02 9265 9333, or email