Council decided at the 6 September Ops Meeting not to proceed with the Streets as Shared Spaces (SASS) trial at Hall Street, Bondi Beach, also known as Destination Hall Street. Read the full Council motion.
Instead, a report will go to Council in February 2023 detailing a community and business consultation and engagement strategy to determine parameters for a full streetscape upgrade of Hall Street between Glenayr Avenue and Campbell Parade.
Let us know below what you’d like in the future streetscape project, we’re open to ideas and feedback.
Destination Hall Street was going to be a trial project to revitalise Hall Street and support businesses in their economic recovery after COVID-19 lockdowns.
The goal of the project was to transform Hall Street into a pedestrian-friendly space with outdoor dining, street gardens and shaded resting places for the community to enjoy, without any loss of parking.
Online information session
Council hosted an online information session to give community members an opportunity to find out more about the project and ask questions.
When: Thursday 28 July, 12–1pm
Streets as shared spaces
To find out more about the trial, check out our frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Waverley Council received $500,000 in funding from the NSW Government's Streets as Shared Spaces program to help deliver this project. Find out more about the program.
Future Streetscape Ideas
Initial thoughts on Destination Hall Street
This is just an initial stage of consultation, there will be an extensive program for the community to provide feedback throughout the trial.
The focus of the Streets as Shared Spaces Grant is to trial urban improvements for a short period of time, in conjunction with community, to inform long-term infrastructure decisions.
Council is currently speaking with businesses directly to work through any specific issues they may have. Feedback from businesses and community will help inform the final design concept.
Depending on the success of the trial there are three potential outcomes.
- Not supported – the trial was not supported, and Hall St will return to its original layout.
- Supported – the trial was deemed a success and Officers will seek approval from Council to extend the trial.
- Supported with streetscape upgrade – the successful parts of the trial will be used to inform the design principles for a permanent streetscape upgrade, which is funded in Council’s Long Term Financial Plan. Planning is likely to commence in 2023/24.