Streets as Shared Spaces

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Block between Russell, Howick, William and George Streets.

Bathurst Regional Council was successful in attracting a grant of $767,884 under the NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces program for the Bathurst Streets as Shared Spaces project.

This grant was one of the largest offered under the program. The NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces program provides one-off grant funding to support local councils to test and pilot new and innovative ideas for streets as safe, shared public spaces. The program provides funding to quick-response demonstration projects and strategic pilots that temporarily adapt streets to support healthier, safer and more resilient communities.

Community consultation is complete. Works will start in July 2021. The pilot project is concentrated in the south east corner of the Bathurst Town Square block. Feedback will be monitored and reported to Council along with a recommendation to either make the works permanent or remove at the end of the 12 Month trial.

The work includes;

  • Temporary kerb build outs at either end of Church Street to slow down traffic though Church Street.
  • Temporary pram ramps off King’s parade in two locations along Church Street to improve accessibility.
  • Carpark line marking and a painted centre median for Church Street to improve pedestrian access across the length of Church Street.
  • Extension of Parrish Lane, one way through the centre of Town Square and exiting onto William Street adjacent to the former Bathurst Tafe building.
  • Consolidation of the exit onto William Street of both Parrish Lane and Ribbon Gang Lane.
  • The creation of two linear parks in the Town Square fronting William Street and Ribbon Gang Lane.
  • The installation of 10 street trees in pots on William Street, in areas that do not affect carparking.
  • The installation of 15 street trees in pots on Church Street, in areas that do not affect carparking.
  • New Way-finding and Heritage Interpretation Signage
  • Installation of removable bollards for easier closure of Church Street.
  • Commission for temporary (24months) installations of public art in three locations:
    1. 89 William Street, Mural Project
    2. Ribbon Gang Lane, Laneway activation
    3. Former Bathurst Technical College, Activation/ Outdoor Gallery Space

The aim is to complete the improvements ready for the 2021 Race Week.

Speed monitoring of traffic has been undertaken and will be repeated after the works are complete to gauge the success of the project in slowing down traffic. Pedestrian and Cycle counts have also been organised for before and after the works.

Feedback surveys are available on;

  1. Church Street
  2. Street trees
  3. Town Square Parks and
  4. Public Art.

Alternatively, there is the option to provide an open submission (word limit 200 words) on any topic to do with the project.

Bathurst Regional Council was successful in attracting a grant of $767,884 under the NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces program for the Bathurst Streets as Shared Spaces project.

This grant was one of the largest offered under the program. The NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces program provides one-off grant funding to support local councils to test and pilot new and innovative ideas for streets as safe, shared public spaces. The program provides funding to quick-response demonstration projects and strategic pilots that temporarily adapt streets to support healthier, safer and more resilient communities.

Community consultation is complete. Works will start in July 2021. The pilot project is concentrated in the south east corner of the Bathurst Town Square block. Feedback will be monitored and reported to Council along with a recommendation to either make the works permanent or remove at the end of the 12 Month trial.

The work includes;

  • Temporary kerb build outs at either end of Church Street to slow down traffic though Church Street.
  • Temporary pram ramps off King’s parade in two locations along Church Street to improve accessibility.
  • Carpark line marking and a painted centre median for Church Street to improve pedestrian access across the length of Church Street.
  • Extension of Parrish Lane, one way through the centre of Town Square and exiting onto William Street adjacent to the former Bathurst Tafe building.
  • Consolidation of the exit onto William Street of both Parrish Lane and Ribbon Gang Lane.
  • The creation of two linear parks in the Town Square fronting William Street and Ribbon Gang Lane.
  • The installation of 10 street trees in pots on William Street, in areas that do not affect carparking.
  • The installation of 15 street trees in pots on Church Street, in areas that do not affect carparking.
  • New Way-finding and Heritage Interpretation Signage
  • Installation of removable bollards for easier closure of Church Street.
  • Commission for temporary (24months) installations of public art in three locations:
    1. 89 William Street, Mural Project
    2. Ribbon Gang Lane, Laneway activation
    3. Former Bathurst Technical College, Activation/ Outdoor Gallery Space

The aim is to complete the improvements ready for the 2021 Race Week.

Speed monitoring of traffic has been undertaken and will be repeated after the works are complete to gauge the success of the project in slowing down traffic. Pedestrian and Cycle counts have also been organised for before and after the works.

Feedback surveys are available on;

  1. Church Street
  2. Street trees
  3. Town Square Parks and
  4. Public Art.

Alternatively, there is the option to provide an open submission (word limit 200 words) on any topic to do with the project.

  • Use this survey to submit feedback on Streets as Shared Spaces Town Square Parks

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  • Use this survey to submit feedback on Streets as Shared Spaces Public Art.

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  • Use this survey to submit feedback on Streets as Shared Spaces Street trees in pots.

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  • Use this survey to submit feedback on Streets as Shared Spaces works in Church Street; 

    • Slowing vehicle traffic 
    • Painted centre median 
    • Painted car spaces 
    • Extended kerbs at intersections
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