Project updates

Project details

Council is planning improvements to Fox Lane in Ashfield.


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.

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.

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.