William Street, Raymond Terrace

ProjectExpected start monthExpected completion monthStatusBudgetContribution
William Street Stage 1February 2022February 2023Completed$128k100 percent external funding 
William Street Stage 2March 2023June 2023Scheduled$780k100 percent external funding 

Latest updates

6 December 2022

Works are progressing on the seating decks in Williams Street, Raymond Terrace. This week will see the installation of balustrades and handrails. Next week the shade is scheduled to be installed and furniture will be placed on the decks. Completion is expected late next week.

Project overview

This project is about creating new places for people to gather and spend time are on the way for William Street in Raymond Terrace to create a more vibrant town centre and support local businesses.

Stage 1 of planned works includes 3 art-inspired shade structures featuring new decking and seating underneath, greening and planting, lighting and cameras to improve safety, and improved accessible car parking.

One purpose of the William Street project is to provide a greater level of amenity, safety and service to pedestrians in our town centres, under the principal of traffic calming which uses physical design and other measures to purposely slow traffic down. As part of the works pedestrian crossing lighting is being installed and pavement marking is part of the scope for the Stage 2 works.

Stage 1 is funded through the NSW Governments Streets as Shared Spaces Fund

  • Improved lighting
  • Architectural shade structures
  • Balustrade installation to the decking
  • Seating / planter boxes on the decking
  • Decorative artwork theme

A concept of an art-inspired shade structure, timber decking and seating in William Street, Raymond Terrace

Stage 2 is funded through the NSW Government Public Spaces Legacy Fund

  • Pavement cleaning and repair
  • landscaping
  • art
  • shade
  • seating
  • safer pedestrian crossing and roundabouts using road stamping


This project is one of many to come that aim to meet objectives of the Raymond Terrace Public Domain Plan, which is a 20-year vision for Raymond Terrace that prioritises people and focuses on connectivity, public spaces and place activation.

The Raymond Terrace Public Domain Plan (PDP) was informed by community feedback and ideas collected through the community engagement project phase conducted in early 2020 and key findings from the Liveability Index undertaken by Placescore in 2020.

Council sought specific engagement around the William Street, Streets as Shared Spaces project in June and July 2021 with businesses and key stakeholders including: business drop-in session, business walk around, online survey, Raymond Terrace Implementation Panel meeting, project webpage, newsletter to key stakeholders, social media and media releases.

Council will continue to look for opportunities to improve the streetscape, public spaces and pedestrian connectivity as per the Raymond Terrace Public Domain Plan.