Goulburn Mulwaree Council is reimagining streets as places for people with their trial Safe and Shared Street Spaces in Auburn Street, to improve their local street environment and test ideas to build the case for more permanent change as part of the Streets as Shared Spaces program.
This project has received $488,210 under the second round of the NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces $20 million grant program.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the Streets as Shared Spaces program is part of the NSW Government’s focused efforts to support community wellbeing and economic recovery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and extreme weather events.
“These projects provide improvements to how we use our public spaces and make our streets more attractive and welcoming for people through facilitating access improving safety with the pedestrian crossing and upgrading amenity with street furniture and lighting,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
The Streets as Shared Spaces Phase 2 project includes:
- A library/café parklet near Market Street on Auburn Street
- 2 chill-out hubs with bench seating at Belmore Park Stairs on Auburn Street
- A pedestrian crossing on the corner of Market and Auburn Streets
- 27 metal grates, fairy lights and benches on sidewalk on Auburn Street
- Lighting, public art and street furniture in Russell Lane
- Café hub furniture in Belmore Park on the corner of Montague and Auburn Street
Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor Peter Walker said Council is developing Auburn Street as a better place for people to bring the Goulburn community and surrounding villages back to enjoying our local shops, services and activities on foot.
“Whether for walking, cycling, outdoor dining, socialising and doing business, streets are essential infrastructure for successful and healthy urban areas,” Cl Walker said.
The Streets as Shared Spaces program encourages councils to trial innovative projects that will revitalise the high street and its surrounding areas by providing more, better and activated public spaces that improve walkability and strengthen the vibrancy and economic vitality of the area for the whole community.
For more information about Streets as Shared Spaces and its programs: https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/great-public-spaces/streets/streets-as-shared-spaces-program.