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.

The consultation closed on 22 August 2022. See the September update for more detail on the data collected and the recommendations or read the full consultation report.

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, 121pm

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.

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Future Streetscape Ideas

Initial Thoughts

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.

  1. Not supported – the trial was not supported, and Hall St will return to its original layout.
  2. Supported – the trial was deemed a success and Officers will seek approval from Council to extend the trial.
  3. 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.
When you think about how the community will benefit from the temporary public space on Hall Street what comes to mind? (choose any options that apply) Required
When you imagine the new space on Hall Street, what words come to mind? (choose up to three words) Required
Choose up to three things that you are excited about in the temporary public space on Hall Street Required
Please rate your level of agreement with the following statements: Required
Strongly agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Strongly disagree
The community will benefit from a temporary pedestrian focused space on Hall Street
People would visit Hall Street more often or stay longer if it was a well-designed public space
Which best describes you  Required
Are you interested in applying for more as part of this trial? Required
Do you currently have an outdoor dining permit?  Required
Do you support the plan to create a community focused space on Hall Street (between Gould Street and O’Brien Street)? Required
There is no loss of parking within the concept design. How important do you think this is to the success of Destination Hall Street? Required

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.