Alice Street, Newtown - improving pedestrian safety


Council is proposing to improve pedestrian safety at the existing raised pedestrian crossing in Alice Street near Hawken Street. The proposal addresses concerns about lack of visibility for motorists and pedestrians at the crossing. The proposed works include:

  • Constructing landscaped kerb blister islands next to the crossing to improve visibility
  • Providing a stop sign and line markings on Hawken Street, at the intersection with Alice Street, to reduce the incidence of motorists exiting Hawken Street at speed
  • Painting double lines on the centre of the road on Hawken Street, approaching Alice Street, and
  • Installing associated signage, replacing any damaged signs and repairing faded road markings.

This proposal would result in the loss of one on-street parking space in Hawken Street because of changes to the existing No Stopping zone.

See the plan for this proposal for more details.

Have your say

Your feedback is important and will inform Council's decision about this proposal. To provide feedback please complete the submission form below before 5pm on Friday 29 January 2016.

What happens next?

All comments will be included in a report to the Pedestrian, Cyclist and Traffic Calming Advisory Committee and the recommendations from this meeting will then be referred to Council’s Infrastructure, Planning and Environmental Services Committee for consideration.

When are the works planned for?

The works are planned for this financial year, depending on the outcome of the engagement process, final approvals and funding allocations. Residents will be notified of a commencement date for any proposed works.

Contact details

For further information about this project or details of the proposed meeting dates, please contact Council's Senior Engineer, Ranji Nadarajah on 9335 2211.

Council is proposing to improve pedestrian safety at the existing raised pedestrian crossing in Alice Street near Hawken Street. The proposal addresses concerns about lack of visibility for motorists and pedestrians at the crossing. The proposed works include:

  • Constructing landscaped kerb blister islands next to the crossing to improve visibility
  • Providing a stop sign and line markings on Hawken Street, at the intersection with Alice Street, to reduce the incidence of motorists exiting Hawken Street at speed
  • Painting double lines on the centre of the road on Hawken Street, approaching Alice Street, and
  • Installing associated signage, replacing any damaged signs and repairing faded road markings.

This proposal would result in the loss of one on-street parking space in Hawken Street because of changes to the existing No Stopping zone.

See the plan for this proposal for more details.

Have your say

Your feedback is important and will inform Council's decision about this proposal. To provide feedback please complete the submission form below before 5pm on Friday 29 January 2016.

What happens next?

All comments will be included in a report to the Pedestrian, Cyclist and Traffic Calming Advisory Committee and the recommendations from this meeting will then be referred to Council’s Infrastructure, Planning and Environmental Services Committee for consideration.

When are the works planned for?

The works are planned for this financial year, depending on the outcome of the engagement process, final approvals and funding allocations. Residents will be notified of a commencement date for any proposed works.

Contact details

For further information about this project or details of the proposed meeting dates, please contact Council's Senior Engineer, Ranji Nadarajah on 9335 2211.


  • Council approves proposal improve pedestrian safety

    about 3 years ago

    Council considered a report including feedback from the community at its meeting on 1 March. The proposal to construct two kerb blisters was approved.

    Read the report (go to page 44).

    Council considered a report including feedback from the community at its meeting on 1 March. The proposal to construct two kerb blisters was approved.

    Read the report (go to page 44).