Union Street, Tempe - Improving pedestrian safety and calming traffic


Council is proposing to improve safety for pedestrians and motorists in Union Street, Tempe between Unwins Bridge Road and School Lane.

The proposal addresses concerns about the safety of school children crossing the road in front of Tempe Public School and at Unwins Bridge Road during peak drop off and pick up times. It also addresses concerns about lack of visibility for motorists turning into Unwins Bridge Road from Union Street and from School Lane into Union Street.

The proposed works include:

  • Replacing the existing flat pedestrian crossing in Union Street with a new raised pedestrian crossing;
  • Constructing a new raised threshold with landscaped kerb islands in Union Street at Unwins Bridge Road;
  • Widening the footpath in Unwins Bridge Road and providing landscaped verges;
  • Replacing the speed hump in Union Street, between Edwin Street and School Lane, with a new coloured threshold and landscaped kerb islands;
  • Constructing a new coloured, flat threshold in Edwin Street at Union Street;
  • Resealing the road at the intersection of Union Street and Edwin Street;
  • Constructing sections of new concrete footpath along Union Street; and
  • Installing associated signage, replacing any damaged signs and repairing any faded road markings.

Two on-street parking spaces would be lost outside Tempe Public School to allow for the the new raised pedestrian crossing. No other parking would be lost as a result of this proposal.

See the plans for more details.

Have your say

Your feedback is important and will help Council make an informed decision about pedestrian safety and traffic management in your area.

You can provide feedback on this proposal by completing the submission form. The last day to provide feedback is Friday 29 July 2016.

What happens next?

All comments will be included in a report to the Local Traffic Committee.

The works are planned for the next 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 enquiries about this project or details regarding proposed meeting dates, please contact Council's Civil Engineer, Investigation & Design, Pierre Ayoub, on 8595 2447.

Council is proposing to improve safety for pedestrians and motorists in Union Street, Tempe between Unwins Bridge Road and School Lane.

The proposal addresses concerns about the safety of school children crossing the road in front of Tempe Public School and at Unwins Bridge Road during peak drop off and pick up times. It also addresses concerns about lack of visibility for motorists turning into Unwins Bridge Road from Union Street and from School Lane into Union Street.

The proposed works include:

  • Replacing the existing flat pedestrian crossing in Union Street with a new raised pedestrian crossing;
  • Constructing a new raised threshold with landscaped kerb islands in Union Street at Unwins Bridge Road;
  • Widening the footpath in Unwins Bridge Road and providing landscaped verges;
  • Replacing the speed hump in Union Street, between Edwin Street and School Lane, with a new coloured threshold and landscaped kerb islands;
  • Constructing a new coloured, flat threshold in Edwin Street at Union Street;
  • Resealing the road at the intersection of Union Street and Edwin Street;
  • Constructing sections of new concrete footpath along Union Street; and
  • Installing associated signage, replacing any damaged signs and repairing any faded road markings.

Two on-street parking spaces would be lost outside Tempe Public School to allow for the the new raised pedestrian crossing. No other parking would be lost as a result of this proposal.

See the plans for more details.

Have your say

Your feedback is important and will help Council make an informed decision about pedestrian safety and traffic management in your area.

You can provide feedback on this proposal by completing the submission form. The last day to provide feedback is Friday 29 July 2016.

What happens next?

All comments will be included in a report to the Local Traffic Committee.

The works are planned for the next 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 enquiries about this project or details regarding proposed meeting dates, please contact Council's Civil Engineer, Investigation & Design, Pierre Ayoub, on 8595 2447.

Submission form S4930-02:PA