Get ready for music, performance, more greenery and community space as Kingsford’s Meeks Street Plaza undergoes a transformation that is sure to please locals and visitors to the area.
Works will commence on Monday 15 August 2022 to create a more welcoming area for people to sit and gather, enjoy shaded outdoor space and take advantage of outdoor furniture to eat takeaway food from restaurants in the area.
“This stretch of Anzac Parade in Kingsford has so much going for it, from its famed number of excellent restaurants to its proximity to UNSW and easy access to light rail,” said Randwick Mayor Dylan Parker.
“I’m pleased that we can add to the amenity of such a busy area by turning the Meeks Street Plaza into a welcoming space with new landscaping, a stage for performers, outdoor furniture and the opportunity for events and markets to take place.
“This has been a vision for many of us at Council over the past few years and I particularly want to acknowledge the dedication of West Ward Councillors Philipa Veitch, Alexandra Luxford and Andrew Hay as well as former Councillor Harry Stavrinos, who made sure the community’s views were heard.”
Works will also include an upgrade to the carpark on Middle Lane and undergrounding of powerlines.
On-street parking on Meeks Street between Middle Lane and Harbourne Road will be restricted during construction, however there is free on-street parking available on Rainbow Street and surrounding areas, as well as free parking at the Rainbow Street carpark, which is located 300 metres away.
An assigned community consultation project manager will work directly with businesses to minimise any disruptions. Construction will commence on Monday 15 August 2022 and will be complete by mid-2023, weather permitting.
Meeks Street was first turned into a plaza in August 2016 during light rail construction to provide a dedicated public space for shoppers, diners and visitors to the area.