Stimulating the street life of Newtown and Enmore

We are developing a Public Domain Master Plan to revitalise King Street and Enmore Road.

We want to create an inclusive and pedestrian-oriented retail and entertainment precinct that attracts visitors from across Sydney.

The master plan will set a ten-year vision to guide improvements to Enmore Road and King Street, celebrate local art and culture, create more on street dining, improve walking and cycling and support the vibrant night time economy.

The Master Plan aims to:

  • Improve walkability and wayfinding
  • Embed sustainable features and active transport links
  • Ensure the precinct remains activated and vibrant
  • Create accessible, inclusive and safe places
  • Improve the street amenity, including lighting, seating and greenery
  • Enhance the setting and opportunities for the local day and night-time economy.

Project stages

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Stage 1 - Initial feedback

    April - May 2023
    The information you provide will be used in the next stage.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Stage 2 - Community workshops and survey

    Testing options for improvements.

  • Timeline item 3 - active

    Drafting - the draft Master Plan for King Street and Enmore Road is being prepared

    Design and development of the Draft Public Domain Master Plan for King Street and Enmore Road.

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Stage 3 - Public Exhibition of Draft Public Domain Master Plan

    The Draft Public Domain Master Plan will be exhibited to the community for feedback and commentary.

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Under review

    We are reviewing your comments and preparing the final Master Plan and report for Council.

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Decision by Council

    Your elected representatives will decide whether to adopt the Master Plan.

What is happening now?

In early 2023 we asked the community for local knowledge about places and spaces they love on King Street and Enmore Road.

Feedback from the community, key stakeholders and expert advice has been used to develop principles and projects ideas for improving these two lively streets.

We are now at stage two which will help us further understand what the community values and what the Master Plan should include.

Between 24 April and 22 May we asked for your local knowledge of King Street and Enmore Road.

Key points on engagement methods and results.

  • 100 online survey responses
  • 146 added to the online interactive map
  • 8 email submissions
  • 1,213 visit to the Your Say Inner West project page

Your ideas

  • Improving the pedestrian and cyclist experience
  • More outdoor dining
  • More commercial spaces
  • Better traffic conditions
  • More activation
  • More green space
  • Improve cleanliness
  • More creative spaces
  • Revitalise buildings while maintaining character
  • More public amenities
  • More public seating options

In 10 years Enmore Road and King Street will be a place that prioritises people and is friendly, vibrant, welcoming and green.

For more information click here.

Newtown and Enmore - study area boundary

Have your say

We invite you to contribute during the consultation by expressing your interest in attending a community workshop or completing the survey below. Your input will help us understand what the community values, what the Master Plan should include and how to further prioritise the work.

Workshop dates

Thursday 9 November 2023

Time: 6-8pm

Thursday 23 November 2023

Time: 6-8pm

Related projects

What happens next?

  • Community workshops and survey

  • Draft Plan on public exhibition

    We will check back with you. Did we get it right?

  • Decision by Council

    Council will consider the community consultation report and the final draft for adoption.