Helensburgh Streetscape Masterplan - Project Update

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We spoke with the community in 2019 and 2020 to develop the Helensburgh Town Centre Plan and the Streetscape Masterplan. We've completed Stage 1 works earlier this year and we’re now planning for the Stage 2 and 3 upgrades, following community feedback earlier this year.

You can learn more about the upcoming works by reading the FAQs, looking at the plan for Stage 2 and 3 Streetscape Upgrades and the design for Walker Street Terrace.

Stage 2 works

Stage 2 will focus on improving the safety and accessibility of Walker Street. The works will build on what we’ve already completed in Parkes Street. The Stage 2 upgrades will include:

  • Flattening the road to remove the steep grades and make it easier to park vehicles and access the footpath.
  • An upgrade to the existing raised pedestrian crossing near Coles.
  • A widened footpath to improved pedestrian safety on the corner of Short and Walker Streets,
  • A new footpath along the western side of Walker Street,
  • A new raised crossing on the southern end of Walker Street,
  • A new roundabout on the Lilyvale Street intersection.

Stage 2 works are planned for early 2022, following the summer holidays.

Stage 3 works

Stage 3 will upgrade the Western Terrace and the stairs. The Western Terrace is the area on the south western corner of Walker and Parkes Streets. We’ll replace the existing ramp that connects the crossing at Coles to the shops on the western side of Walker Street. A new set of stairs will go in and we’ll provide a new accessible ramp and stairs next to the Western Terrace.

The design for Walker Street Western Terrace was revised following community feedback earlier this year.

Stage 3 works are planned for later in 2022.

For more information

You can learn more about the upcoming works by reading the FAQs, looking at the plan for Stage 2 and 3 Streetscape Upgrades and the design for Walker Street Terrace.

Printed copies of the plan are also available at the Helensburgh Library.

You can also email engagement@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 4227 7111

If you’re d/Deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service(External link). If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You’ll need to provide our phone number (02) 4227 7111 for either service.


We spoke with the community in 2019 and 2020 to develop the Helensburgh Town Centre Plan and the Streetscape Masterplan. We've completed Stage 1 works earlier this year and we’re now planning for the Stage 2 and 3 upgrades, following community feedback earlier this year.

You can learn more about the upcoming works by reading the FAQs, looking at the plan for Stage 2 and 3 Streetscape Upgrades and the design for Walker Street Terrace.

Stage 2 works

Stage 2 will focus on improving the safety and accessibility of Walker Street. The works will build on what we’ve already completed in Parkes Street. The Stage 2 upgrades will include:

  • Flattening the road to remove the steep grades and make it easier to park vehicles and access the footpath.
  • An upgrade to the existing raised pedestrian crossing near Coles.
  • A widened footpath to improved pedestrian safety on the corner of Short and Walker Streets,
  • A new footpath along the western side of Walker Street,
  • A new raised crossing on the southern end of Walker Street,
  • A new roundabout on the Lilyvale Street intersection.

Stage 2 works are planned for early 2022, following the summer holidays.

Stage 3 works

Stage 3 will upgrade the Western Terrace and the stairs. The Western Terrace is the area on the south western corner of Walker and Parkes Streets. We’ll replace the existing ramp that connects the crossing at Coles to the shops on the western side of Walker Street. A new set of stairs will go in and we’ll provide a new accessible ramp and stairs next to the Western Terrace.

The design for Walker Street Western Terrace was revised following community feedback earlier this year.

Stage 3 works are planned for later in 2022.

For more information

You can learn more about the upcoming works by reading the FAQs, looking at the plan for Stage 2 and 3 Streetscape Upgrades and the design for Walker Street Terrace.

Printed copies of the plan are also available at the Helensburgh Library.

You can also email engagement@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 4227 7111

If you’re d/Deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service(External link). If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You’ll need to provide our phone number (02) 4227 7111 for either service.


  • Work Begins on Stage 2

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    With the busier holiday months behind us, we’re starting works on stage 2 of the Helensburgh Streetscape Masterplan project.

    From Monday 21 February 2022, we’ll be onsite at Walker Street to prune the lower branches of the Brush Box trees that line the western side of the road. Once the trees are trimmed, we’ll begin work to install the new footpath and other traffic calming infrastructure to create a safer and more pleasant environment for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.

    Stage 1 of the Helensburgh Streetscape Masterplan was completed last year. Stage 2 will build upon these completed works to improve safety and accessibility for our community.

    The Stage 2 upgrades include:

    • a new pedestrian path along the western side of the street
    • an upgrade of the pedestrian crossing at Coles and footpath upgrades on the eastern side from the crossing at Coles to the Short Street intersection
    • pedestrian and road safety improvements at Short Street
    • flattening of the steep parking lanes in Walker Street
    • construction of a new roundabout and raised pedestrian crossing on the Lilyvale and Walker Street intersection.

    Transport for NSW manages speed zone changes on our road network and have expressed support of the Helensburgh Town Centre becoming a 30km/h speed zone. These changes to speed zones will be looked at once stage 2 works are complete. We’ll continue to work closely with Transport for NSW to communicate any future changes to residents as they occur.

    There will be intermittent disruptions to parking and detours during the works, but access to Short Street and Walker Lane will be retained at all times. Traffic control will be onsite to support drivers and pedestrians sharing the space and we ask that everyone drives to the conditions.

    One of the parts of the project that we know interests our community is our work to preserve the important Brush Box trees that line Walker and Parkes streets. Council has a plan to preserve and protect all of the trees now and into the future and to achieve this, we’ve carried out detailed aboricultural investigations.


Page last updated: 10 Feb 2022, 12:49 PM