Improving Fox Lane - Ashfield

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Council is planning improvements to Fox Lane in Ashfield.



Background

The proposed works were informed by feedback received during an extensive community engagement carried out in 2014 to develop the Ashfield Town Centre Renewal - Public Domain Strategy.

View the Ashfield Town Centre Strategy pdf

View the Ashfield Town Centre Strategy appendices pdf


What is happening now?

The proposed improvements will create a more pleasant and safer environment for pedestrians. The proposed upgrades include:

  • New paving replacing the existing asphalt pavement cover and raising the road level
  • New landscaping with passive irrigation
  • Prioritising pedestrians over traffic
  • New line markings and

Council is planning improvements to Fox Lane in Ashfield.



Background

The proposed works were informed by feedback received during an extensive community engagement carried out in 2014 to develop the Ashfield Town Centre Renewal - Public Domain Strategy.

View the Ashfield Town Centre Strategy pdf

View the Ashfield Town Centre Strategy appendices pdf


What is happening now?

The proposed improvements will create a more pleasant and safer environment for pedestrians. The proposed upgrades include:

  • New paving replacing the existing asphalt pavement cover and raising the road level
  • New landscaping with passive irrigation
  • Prioritising pedestrians over traffic
  • New line markings and signage
  • Improving lighting in the lane and installing new multi function poles
  • Installing bollards around potential outdoor dinning areas to improve safety
  • Installing overhead wires to exhibit temporary art works


Improving safety

As part of the upgrade Council is proposing to introduce shared zone from Liverpool Street to The Esplanade including reduced speed limit to 10km/hour. There will be no parking loss associated with the upgrade however existing time restricted ‘No Parking’ zones will be replaced with time restricted ‘Loading Zones’ and parking bays will be marked.

The proposed implementation of the 10km/hour ‘Shared Zone’ in Fox Lane is subject to approval by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). Should the RMS not grant approval for the ‘Shared Zone’, Council will proceed with the proposed improvements with minor modifications.


More Information

View the design pdf


Have your say

  • Online, by completing the feedback form.
  • By mail, Inner West Council, PO Box 14, Petersham 2049 ( reference number PG19/6514)
  • In person: hand in your written comments at Council's three customer service centres:
    • Ashfield, 260 Liverpool Road
    • Leichhardt, 7-15 Wetherill Street
    • Petersham, 2-14 Fisher Street

Last day to provide feedback is 18 November 2019


What happens next?

Your comments on the upgrade will be considered in finalising the design. A summary of what the community said and the final design will be published on this project page.


When is the work planned?

These works are expected to start this financial year subject to outcome of this community engagement, final approval and budget allocations. Residents will be notified before any work starts in the street.

  • Adopted by Council

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    27 May 2020

    At its meeting on 28 April 2020 Council adopted the recommendations of the Local Traffic Committee (LTC) to proceed with the improvement to Fox Lane. The improvements proposal will be submitted to RMS for approval.

    For more information read the Committee's February meeting minutes.


  • Summary of community feedback

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    04 Dec 2019

    Did you provide feedback on this project? Find out what others told us. Read the Engagement Outcomes Report pdf.