Curlewis St Streetscape Upgrade

Render of streetscape upgrade

Curlewis Street is an important community hub which marks the entrance to Bondi Beach and the Waverley area. We're upgrading 900m of Curlewis Street from Campbell Parade to Old South Head Road, including 700m of separated two-way bike path.

Proudly Funded by the NSW Government in association with Waverley Council

As part of this project we're proposing to:

  • Establish a new separated two-way bike path from Campbell Pde to Wellington St
  • Create shared paths for pedestrians and bike riders at the western end of Curlewis St (from Old South Head Rd to Wellington St). These shared paths have been proposed based on the constraints and uses of the road environment.
  • Convert existing pedestrian crossings at Gould St and Wellington St into raised pedestrian crossings with a designated lane for bikes to cross
  • Create an improved outdoor dining environment
  • Establish new plantings and increase tree canopy by planting approximately 60 new trees
  • Install new paving and signage
  • Replace existing light poles with multifunction poles
  • Improve drainage, stormwater quality and flood mitigation
  • Install six new EV charging stations

Update - February 2024

Mack Civil, on behalf of Waverley Council, will be starting construction works for the Curlewis St Streetscape Upgrade on 4 March 2024. To minimise impact to the community, works are scheduled in six major stages, as outlined below and on the Staging Plan.
Each stage will be divided into smaller sub-stages. Please note that there will be some overlap between sub-stages to enable a smoother transition between construction activities.

Construction Stages:
Stage 1 - Curlewis Street, both sides between Glenayr Avenue and Campbelle Parade
Sub-Stage 1.1: Campbell Parade to Gould St and 144 Curlewis Street (Northern Side)
A total of six sub-stages. More details will be provided in a further update mid-February.

Stage 2 – Curlewis Street and Campbell Parade Intersection
Stage 3 – Curlewis Street and Glenayr Avenue Intersection
Stage 4 – Curlewis Street, northern side between Glenayr Avenue and Old South Head Road
Stage 5 – Curlewis Street, southern side between Glenayr Avenue and Wellington Street
Stage 6 – 140-142 Curlewis Street (works in front of current development)

General Order of Works to be undertaken:
Electrical works
Driveway, footpath, bike path, kerb & gutter reconstruction
Pedestrian crossings & new signage installation
Segmental paving & landscaping
Multipurpose poles & lighting
Road re-sheeting

All work is expected to be completed by the end of March 2025 (weather permitting). Standard working hours are 7:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday, and 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday (if required). Evening and night works will be required for certain activities (e.g. commercial driveways, signal works). Affected residents and businesses will be advised in advance when work falls outside of the standard hours.

To facilitate the various work activities, changed traffic and pedestrian conditions will apply. Motorists and pedestrians are asked to assist and comply with these changed conditions and any directions provided by Traffic Controllers employed for your safety.

We will prioritise maintaining access for pedestrians to properties and shop fronts during construction and encourage the community to continue to support local businesses throughout the construction period.

We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding while works are in progress.

Update - October 2023

After careful consideration, Council will be postponing project commencement on the Curlewis St Streetscape Upgrade to March 2024 to minimise disruptions to businesses, residents and visitors over the summer months.

Further updates will  be provided closer towards project commencement. We will work together with you to address your concerns  and maintain business access where possible throughout the project.

Update - June 2023

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback during the REF exhibition. The submissions demonstrated overall support for the Curlewis St Streetscape Upgrade. Following review of all feedback, the REF has been finalised and Council's General Manager has approved moving forward with the Project.

We are currently in the process of procuring a contractor to undertake the construction works. Pending the outcome, we anticipate construction to commence in late August 2023.

Have your say on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF)

We're seeking feedback on the REF for this project, which is an assessment used to determine whether an activity should be approved by taking into account all matters that affect or may affect the environment.  View the REF documents and provide your feedback by Tuesday 2 May 2023.  More information is available on our Have Your Say website.

For more information on the project and to access the plans and the consultation process on the project, please visit our Have Your Say page.

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Need more information?

Rodhan Haughton

9083 8000