The City Renewal Authority is undertaking a precinct revitalisation program to improve the standards of the city’s public spaces.
The first step in upgrading our city’s public spaces began at London Circuit, between East Row and Ainslie Place, in January 2018 and is now complete. The upgrades include new paving, street furniture and street lights to create improved areas that provide better access for pedestrians.
In August 2018, similar footpath, lighting and landscaping began at Akuna Street, out the front of the Waldorf Hotel. This section of work is now complete and includes new paving, streetlights and landscaping.
Currently, work is occurring along Akuna Street to improve the eastern footpath between City Walk and Bunda Street. This stage of work is expected to be complete in early May 2019.
Further improvements to the Akuna Street footpath on the western side is expected to be complete in December 2019.
In addition to the Authority’s ongoing precinct revitalisation program, some improvements to the city’s streets and public places will be carried out by the private sector as new developments are constructed around the city. A snapshot of the overall quality of the public realm and the areas identified for improvements over coming years is shown in the location map.
Community and stakeholder engagement
The City Renewal Authority is working with businesses located near construction areas to minimise disruption and to adapt the designs in ways that support continued commercial activity.