More than 40 councils in regional and metropolitan NSW have successfully applied for funding under the state’s $15 million Streets as Shared Spaces program.
Successful trial projects include:
- creation of a “green spine” on Harbour Drive in Coffs Harbour;
- activation of an underutilised laneway in Parramatta;
- a temporary road closure to create a public square in Griffith; and
- a pop-up park on Dunmore Street, Wentworthville.
The Streets as Shared Spaces program provides funding for councils to support the delivery of short-term improvements to local streets and public spaces through pop-ups and pilots that encourage social distancing and improve the attractiveness of our neighbourhoods.
Click here for the full list of 48 proposals.
In related news, Transport for NSW has issued its “Walking Space Guide: Towards Pedestrian Comfort and Safety”.
The guide provides sets out standards and tools to ensure sufficient space is provided to achieve comfortable environments which encourage people to walk.