- Project typeCarpark Renewal
- Project StatusIn Progress
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.
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 has installed 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.
These works were completed in June 2022.
Installation of Pedestrian Signal | The Avenue, Eastwood
As part of this project, Council is upgrading an existing unsignalised pedestrian crossing into a signalized crossing at The Avenue, Eastwood. Installation of the new crossing is to support and improve pedestrian safety in Eastwood.
What will the works include?
The works will be completed over three stages and will include:
- Stage A: Installation of temporary pedestrian crossing, removal of existing blister islands and installation of temporary fencing, signage, water barriers.
- Stage B & C: Demolition works, pavement works, installation of kerb and gutters and pedestrian islands and traffic signal installation.
- Stage D: Landscaping works and signage, replacement of asphalt wearing coarse, installation of traffic loops and line-marking works.
Timing of Works
Construction start: Early to Mid February 2023.
Expected completion: Late May 2023, weather permitting.
Works will primarily be carried out from Monday to Friday between the hours of 6.00am and 6.00pm, with some night works when required from 6.00pm to 6.00am.
Changed Conditions (Road Closures and Parking)
Works are scheduled to be completed in four stages with full road closure to minimise interfaces of constriction activities with the live traffic and pedestrian and improve safety.
Portable pedestrian lights and temporary pedestrian crossings will be in place to manage pedestrian movements safely.
For the duration of constriction works, some on-street parking spaces and an existing loading zone within the work zone will be unavailable.
Alternative temporary loading zone and pedestrian crossings will be provided during the construction works and pedestrian access to the shops and businesses will be maintained at all times.
Further notifications will be issued by Council’s contractor, Hix Group, as works progress.
View the notification for these works
Artist Impressions (subject to change)
Glen Street, Eastwood 2122 View Map