Eastwood Central

  • Project typeCarpark Renewal
  • Project StatusIn Progress
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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 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.

    

Contact details

Gaanesh Prasad

Location

Glen Street, Eastwood 2122  View Map

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