Bronte Village Centre Upgrade

Council is planning some much needed streetscape improvements to Bronte Village Centre.

These works aim to significantly improve pedestrian safety and amenity and improve the activation of the commercial precinct of Bronte Beach, while creating an integrated public transport interchange with an expanded safe and accessible pedestrian link between Bronte Park and the commercial precinct. To improve pedestrian safety and amenity, the proposed upgrade works also seek to increase the width of the Bronte Road footpath by providing kerb extensions and improving the arrival experience and accessible link into the park to the north side.

The Streetscape Upgrade Design

The design is based on the consultation feedback received from the Have Your Say Waverley Consultation 2016/2017 and the Bronte Plan of Management.

We aim to:

  • Provide a unique arrival experience for users of Bronte Park and Village Centre
  • Improve pedestrian safety by increasing the available footpath for pedestrians along Bronte Road
  • Reinforce the connection between Bronte Park and the Village Centre
  • Provide an integrated link that connects Bronte Park and Village Centre with the bus interchange
  • Improve access and wayfinding for all abilities and users of the park
  • Facilitate bus turning and manoeuvres at the bus interchange
  • Improve public domain at Bronte Village Centre

The proposed works include:

  • Widen existing footpaths to increase pedestrian safety and movement
  • Extended seating plaza area with enhanced feature paving and pedestrian connectivity
  • New clean trunk palm tree plantings
  • Improved site link with palm tree plantings
  • Widen footpath to enhance bus interchange to cater for pedestrian circulation
  • New accessible path link to Bronte Park
  • Realignment of existing retaining wall to cater for bus swept paths and eliminate pedestrian conflict
  • Raised pedestrian crossing to Bronte Road
  • Increased motorcycle parking and disabled parking spaces.

Council, STA and RMS agreed on the design in late 2017, and the project was approved by Waverley's Traffic Committee and endorsed by Council in late 2017.

Review of Environmental Factors

In late 2018, Council engaged consultants Andrew Robinson Planning Services Pty Ltd to undertake a Review of Environmental Factors, which assesses the scope of the project against Clause 228 of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (EP&A Regulation).

The REF report is now open for feedback on Council's haveyoursay.waverley.nsw.gov.au website. The report can be viewed here, or a hard copy is available at Council's Customer Service Centre, 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction.

Submissions should be lodged via the online form, or emailed to info@waverley.nsw.gov.au.

In accordance with the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 all submissions received will be available for public viewing upon request.

Next steps

  • Review of Environmental Factors (REF) Community Exhibition – January/February 2019
  • Report to Council in March outlining REF assessment

More information

If you have any further questions on this project, please email jordan.laverty@waverley.nsw.gov.au