Pedestrian Upgrades for Bay Street, Double Bay

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We’re excited to share with you the design plan for a suite of pedestrian upgrades in Bay Street, Double Bay that will improve safety, accessibility, amenity and connection to the Double Bay Ferry Wharf, beach and Steyne Park.

These works will be delivered at the same time as Transport for NSW’s major upgrade of the Double Bay Ferry Wharf, resulting in a fresh look for the entire precinct by the end of 2023.

When complete, they will make walking, cycling and public transport an easier and more enjoyable way to access the harbour front.

This project is funded by a grant from the NSW Government’s Public Spaces Legacy Program and under the terms must be completed by December 2023. This project involves moving the street’s existing cul-de-sac closer to the Double Bay centre, allowing us to expand the paved area between the street and ferry wharf.

Through pedestrian-friendly design and increased planting and landscaping, the upgrades will result in a leafy and attractive space that enhances the character of the area.

The project includes:

  • Moving the cul-de-sac 26 metres closer to the William Street
  • Creating a paved pedestrian zone at the northern end of Bay Street
  • Reducing ten car parking spaces to allow a greater area for walking
  • Adding bicycle racks;
  • Extending tree canopy and adding new landscaping
  • Improving stormwater drainage and quality of water management

We now welcome any comments you may have relating to traffic and parking impacts before Friday 17 March via the following:

By mail: Woollahra Municipal Council, PO Box 61, Double Bay, NSW 1360 (please use reference number SC4771)

By email: (please use reference number SC4771)

What happens next?

A report, together with community comments around traffic and parking, will be considered by the Extraordinary Woollahra Local Traffic Committee (EWLTC) at its meeting on 28 March 2022. The EWLTC’s recommendation will then be presented to the following Council meeting for Council’s determination.

When is the work planned?

Under the terms of the funding, Council must construct and deliver the project by December 2023. Businesses and residents will be notified before any work starts and Council will work with them to maintain access during construction.

See the plan for the Bay Street pedestrian upgrades below:

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