What we heard
Our concept plan is informed by the top 3 things the community thought would improve Wheatsheaf Road:
- outdoor dining
- improved pedestrian crossings
Final Concept Plan
Click on the spots to explore the Wheatsheaf Road Streetscape Improvement concept plan.
What are the key improvements ?
Improved pedestrian crossings
We heard that crossing Wheatsheaf Road can be difficult and feel unsafe. To make it easier and safer to cross the road, the design proposes :
- A new pedestrian crossing with traffic lights, to cross safely over Wheatsheaf Road
- Two new raised threshold crossings over Argyle Street and Blucher Street
- A permanent speed limit reduction to 40km/h throughout the shopping strip
We heard from local traders and community that greenery is important in the shopping strip, and that the existing street trees are causing some problems. The shape and placement of the trees limit views to shop windows and can make it difficult to get in and out of parked cars. At night time these trees create dark corridors, which can feel unsafe.
In response, the design proposes the removal of the problematic trees, and the planting of some new ones. The new trees will grow into taller canopy trees, opening up views throughout the shopping strip and providing more shade.
The placement of the new trees will support increased opportunities for on street dining and the display of goods.