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Eastwood Central

Works for the installation of traffic lights at the West Parade and Rowe Street Intersection are underway and are expected to be completed by June 2022, weather permitting. Click here for more information on these works.

In 2018, the City of Ryde commissioned a Traffic and Parking Study for Eastwood which provided four options for a new shopper car park that would replace the aging and poorly designed Glen Street Car Park. The Traffic and Parking Study Report identified the best option for the site and traffic performance that would allow approximately 150 car spaces for shoppers in addition to the existing 450 spaces currently in the Glen Street Car Park, along with a new public plaza that will be situated on the existing car park site.

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK

In 2019, Council sought community feedback on this option along with the Draft Summary Report Traffic and Parking Study. The results of the community consultation identified 74% support for this new car park option that would have at least 600 car spaces, now known as Eastwood Central.

WHAT IS EASTWOOD CENTRAL?

Eastwood Central will be a well-planned, contemporary, safe and accessible precinct which includes the relocation of the car park to the Shaftsbury Road Precinct with the Glen Street car park transformed into a public plaza and potential community facility being activated by ground level retail space. This would create a more vibrant open space for the community, with facilities that could include a new community hall, youth space, an occasional childcare centre and a stormwater detention basin that would help mitigate the flooding that currently occurs on the western side of the Eastwood Town Centre.

 

This is a multi-year/multi-faceted project requiring several planning steps and the delivery of key information and/or parts of the whole precinct consideration for the community of Eastwood.

WHERE ARE WE NOW?

Preliminary investigations for Eastwood Central have now been completed including:

  • Underground survey of powerlines and live networks
  • Land survey
  • Geotechnical investigation

We are now progressing towards the next step which is preparing a concept plan for the entire site. This includes the location and layout of the car park site in the Shaftsbury Road Precinct.

While this is progressing, we will be concurrently reviewing flood mitigation options to integrate into the overall development.

 

We have commenced the interim planned maintenance to Glen Street Car park due for completion by late 2022.

WEST PARADE TRAFFIC LIGHT INSTALLATION

As part of this project, Council is installing traffic lights to replace the existing pedestrian crossing at West Parade between Eastwood Station and Rowe Street Plaza. The installation of these traffic lights is to help support and improve traffic congestion and pedestrian safety in Eastwood.

WHAT WILL THE WORKS INCLUDE?

The works will be completed over three stages and will include:

  • Stage 1 (Eastwood Station side of street): installation of new traffic lights, traffic signal pits and pedestrian islands. (Completed)
  • Stage 2 (Rowe Street Plaza side of street): installation of new traffic lights, traffic signal pits, pedestrian islands, signage, bollards and landscaping as required. (In progress)
  • Stage 3 (both road lanes) - road re-sheeting and line-marking (on track for the end of May, weather permitting)

TIMING OF WORKS

Construction start: Monday 14 February 2022.
Expected completion: June 2022, weather permitting.

Works will commence on Monday 14 February 2022 from 8.00pm to 3.00am. Following that, works will primarily be carried out from Monday to Saturday between the hours of 7.00am and 5.00pm, with some night works when required.

CHANGED CONDITIONS (ROAD CLOSURES AND PARKING)
During Stage 1 and Stage 2 works, traffic flow on West Parade will be directed through a single lane. Portable traffic lights will be in place to manage traffic and pedestrian movements safely.

Stage 3 works will require a full road closure over a two day period. Some of these works will be carried out at night to ensure minimal disruption.

For the duration of the works, the six parking spaces on the plaza side (between Hillview Lane and the pedestrian crossing) will need to be used and unavailable to the public.

Access to the shops and businesses will be maintained.

View the notification for these works.


ARTIST IMPRESSIONS (CONCEPTS ONLY AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

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Location

Glen Street, Eastwood 2122 View Map

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Glen Street, Eastwood New South Wales 2122

Glen Street, Eastwood 2122

Contact

Gaanesh Prasad
Phone: 0421 786 969
Email: GaaneshP@ryde.nsw.gov.au

Last updated on 13 May 2022