William Street, Raymond Terrace

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

Latest updates

18 January 2024

The last stage of the William Street revitalisation works has started with the entry feature signage is being installed in the roundabout near Best & Less.

These works were scheduled for later in the month however we were lucky the contractor became available earlier and could complete the installation of the sign this week. They’ll be onsite next week also to complete some further landscaping in the roundabout (weather dependent).

Traffic control measures will be in place and should cause minimal traffic impacts.


Project overview

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

A key 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

Click on the accordions below to find out more about the scope of works for each stage of the project:

Stage 1 is funded through the NSW Government's Streets as Shares Spaces Fund and 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. Scheduled works include:

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

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

  • Pavement cleaning and repair
  • Landscaping
  • Art
  • Shade
  • Seating
  • Entry feature signage
  • Safer pedestrian crossing and roundabouts using road stamping

We’ve recently begun additional works as part of Stage 2 that brighten our streets, including rejuvenating the Sturgeon Street bus stop with a large mural.

Background

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.