Bankstown Complete Streets Project

Bankstown Complete Streets Project
Complete Streets
To support our City's transformation and address key issues, Council needs an integrated transport and streetscape plan to ensure the city centre is both an accessible and appealing destination. Bankstown Complete Streets Project To support our City's transformation and address key issues, Council needs an integrated transport and streetscape plan to ensure the city centre is both an accessible and appealing destination. Planning

 Why are we doing this project?

Over the coming 20 years, the Bankstown CBD is planned to double the amount of jobs, students and residents, which will put more demand on our streets and transport network. At the same time we need to address existing issues in the CBD such as safety, high car use, time delays, difficulties accessing parking, inefficient use of land, areas with poor amenity and the overall image of Bankstown.

To support this transformation and address the key issues, Council needs an integrated transport and streetscape plan to ensure the city centre is both an accessible and appealing destination.

The Bankstown Complete Streets Transport and Place Plan was adopted by Council in October 2019 as the master plan to guide street and transport upgrades in Bankstown CBD over the next 15-20 years.

What are ‘Complete Streets’?

‘Complete Streets’ is an approach that combines smart transport planning with good design to create an attractive destination. This approach:

  • Designs for all ages, backgrounds and abilities

  • Designs for all modes (walking, cycling, public transport and vehicles)

  • Designs for all functions including transport, shopping and outdoor dining

  • Prioritises people first

The Vision

Bankstown CBD is a desirable destination to live, work and visit, famous for its cultural diversity and walkable streets bustling with life. Whether by foot, bike, bus, train or car it is easy to get into and around the city centre safely and conveniently. Bankstown is a leader in smart design and is a celebrated example of town centre transformation that has retained its distinctive qualities.

What we hope to achieve

  • Slower, safer CBD streets for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists

  • Better access and wayfinding to key destinations and parking

  • A more attractive CBD with high quality footpaths, furniture and landscaping

  • Benefit to businesses with more pedestrian activity and improved city image

  • A greener CBD with more trees and shade, cooler streets and reduced carbon emissions

  • Healthier community with more active transport, reduced obesity and improved mental health

What next?

Council has prioritised the following actions in 2019-21, with the remaining recommendations and street transformations to be progressively implemented over a 10-15 year period.

  • Detailed design of The Appian Way transformation

  • Smart parking technology trials in Council carparks

  • Master plans for Marion Street Carpark and Griffith Park/ Brandon Avenue Carpark;

  • Public Domain and Streetscape Design Manual;

  • Support TfNSW upcoming Integrated Transport Plan, including designs of intersection and peak hour clearway improvements to the Ring Road;

  • Support TfNSW with implementing an active travel program with an education provider.

Downloads

Bankstown Complete Streets Plan (90MB)

Appendix A - Transport and Place Plan (52MB)

Appendix B - Workshop Summaries (2MB)

Appendix C - Traffic Modelling (53MB)

Council report

Council minutes

360 view of the proposed artist impression for Fetherstone Street


Click on the image to see a 360 view of the proposed artist impression for Fetherstone Street.

Interactive map

Learn more about the future of Bankstown CBD by clicking the interactive map and view photos of existing and proposed individual streets.

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