Helensburgh Streetscape Masterplan

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The draft Streetscape Masterplan expresses the Vision that has been communicated through the Town Centre Planning process, based on community comment received through extensive engagement in 2019.

The priority is to enhance the lived experience of everyone using the Town Centre, providing a great main street experience in a pedestrian friendly environment.

Key elements of the draft Masterplan include:

  • Improving accessibility and safety with a focus on delivering a pedestrian friendly environment
  • Enhancing the quality and amenity of meeting places
  • Expressing the local identity and heritage of Helensburgh

We are now presenting the draft Streetscape Masterplan to the community for comment.

Below is a set of short videos outlining the Streetscape Masterplan, with commentary from our Strategic Project Officer, Felicity Skoberne.


We are now asking for your feedback on the draft Plan.

Please view the draft of the Helensburgh Streetscape Masterplan and the FAQs to the right of your screen and register to join the conversation.

How to share your thoughts

Complete the survey
There is a survey where you can provide your opinion.

Online Q&A
Ask us questions about the draft Plan. We will respond to questions once a week.

You can also email engagement@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

Or phone (02) 4227 7111

If you’re Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You’ll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 7111.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131450. You’ll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 7111.

Please read Council's Privacy Notification before submitting your feedback.

Submissions close 22 June 2020


The draft Streetscape Masterplan expresses the Vision that has been communicated through the Town Centre Planning process, based on community comment received through extensive engagement in 2019.

The priority is to enhance the lived experience of everyone using the Town Centre, providing a great main street experience in a pedestrian friendly environment.

Key elements of the draft Masterplan include:

  • Improving accessibility and safety with a focus on delivering a pedestrian friendly environment
  • Enhancing the quality and amenity of meeting places
  • Expressing the local identity and heritage of Helensburgh

We are now presenting the draft Streetscape Masterplan to the community for comment.

Below is a set of short videos outlining the Streetscape Masterplan, with commentary from our Strategic Project Officer, Felicity Skoberne.


We are now asking for your feedback on the draft Plan.

Please view the draft of the Helensburgh Streetscape Masterplan and the FAQs to the right of your screen and register to join the conversation.

How to share your thoughts

Complete the survey
There is a survey where you can provide your opinion.

Online Q&A
Ask us questions about the draft Plan. We will respond to questions once a week.

You can also email engagement@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

Or phone (02) 4227 7111

If you’re Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You’ll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 7111.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131450. You’ll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 7111.

Please read Council's Privacy Notification before submitting your feedback.

Submissions close 22 June 2020


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    Is there a roundabout near the library as many use the intersection as a roundabout already.

    Reijo Tuovinen Asked 3 months ago

    Thanks for this question. The Lilyvale/ Walker intersection is identified for a future upgrade as documented on the draft Streetscape Masterplan. It is not intended to introduce a roundabout in the short term.

    Council is currently investigating the location of a combined Community Centre/ Library which is one of the key Strategies in the Draft Town Centre Plan.  You can see on the draft Streetscape Masterplan how the existing Library site sits at the Lilyvale/ Walker intersection.  This is one site under investigation and if a new facility is located on the existing Library site, it will be critical for the intersection design to respond accordingly and, it's  possible, a roundabout might not be the best option.  The design integration of these two projects is important to ensure we can deliver the best outcome for the community and spend the community’s money wisely.

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    Hi guys - loving the vision for the town centre and main streetscape so far. My question is regarding the existing shopfronts. Will these be re-developed in keeping with the vision for the town centre and main street? For example some of the indicative sketches in the Town Centre document look fantastic with open shopfronts to the street but this is obviously not what is currently available. Further to this how will new businesses be encouraged to operate out of these shopfronts. Some of the existing shops have been empty for as long as I have been in Helensburgh (almost 3 years). Thanks! Chris

    ctangye Asked 3 months ago

    This is a great question. The look and design of a building at street level is really important to deliver revitalisation and high quality streetscapes.  While Council encourages upgrades, the shops and buildings are in private ownership. As such, owners are responsible for investing in works to improve their appearance.  Council would love to hear from owners to understand their views on facade upgrades and if there are any specific challenges they face in filling vacant tenancies.  In the Plan there are a number of references relating to shop front improvements.  In the Planning and Policy Strategy, under the heading Building design - activation at the right scale, it is a policy aspiration to guide all buildings along Walker and Parkes Street to have well maintained and attractive shopfront that connects with and activates the street.  In the Main Street Renewal Strategy under A vibrant main street experience, owners are encouraged to activate vacant shops, and to also invest in the upgrade of shopfronts to reflect the character of the local area.  How a building is designed, the colours used, signage and how open it is to the street is very important.