Project Background

Council is upgrading Wilson Avenue between Jewell Station and Sydney Road. This work aims to improve pedestrian amenity, walkability and presentation of the street between Jewell Station and Sydney Road.

The feedback received from the community in 2021 shaped the Final Design.

The project has been on hold due for three years to the construction of major developments along Wilson Avenue and will now commence in early 2025.

The Design

Before After

You told us you wanted

  • Improved pedestrian level lighting to increase perceived safety;
  • Widening of the footpath and traffic calming treatments, to address traffic dominance;
  • Street tree planting and additional vegetation, to increase overall amenity;
  • Designated seating and outdoor dining areas; and
  • Raised shared areas at both ends of the street, for flexible events and activities

The design also includes

  • Water Sensitive Urban Design and Stormwater Management
  • Outdoor dining area with integrated umbrella footings
  • New feature trees on widened footpaths
  • Planter bed and public seating under trees
  • Catenary street lighting and ambience lighting under the seats
  • Feature seats which are moveable to cater for events.
  • Wayfinding structure with lighting & climbing plants / projecting lamp
  • High-quality pavement treatments and accessibility improvements
  • Street furniture such as seats, bins, bollards, and a drinking fountain.

Community consultation

As part of the project, temporary street pavement painting was undertaken to test the design and will be in place until construction commences. The painting outlines the future footpath lines, tree locations, and two proposed shared zones on Wilson Avenue. The testing informed the final concept plan.

Local artist Carla Gottgens painted the feature design "Ropes & Knots" and invites people to add stencils into the artwork. The work is inspired by Brunswick's ropemaking history.