Council has received funding from the NSW Government as part of the Streets as Shared Spaces Fund to pilot two temporary road closures in Drummoyne.

The pilot, running initially from 26 October–31 December 2020, will see a small section Formosa Street at Lyons Road closed, and Church Street will become one-way from Formosa Street to flow on to Victoria Road only.


Project Background

In 2018, we asked the community to help us shape the 2019 Victoria Road Urban Design Review priorities. During this consultation, the community communicated that there was not enough public space to gather safely in for events and outdoor dining. The community asserted that this would bring vitality and vibrancy to the commercial precinct.

Specifically, community members suggested two public space ideas that Council is now testing:

  • Consider closing Church St and making it a public park/plaza
  • Consider closing Formosa St from Lyons Road to Bowman and convert to a public plaza with outdoor dining.

To read the Victoria Road Urban Design Review including the community engagement outcomes, click here.

To read the third party traffic assessment conducted, click here.

This pilot project is proudly funded by NSW Government.

What to expect during the pilot

By creating new public spaces, we will promote how they could come to life for the local community to enjoy. We hope that the pilot will demonstrate how shared piazza style spaces can add to the area’s vibrancy, providing new opportunities for community events, and stimulating outcomes for local business.

More information on traffic management, events and activations will be outlined here and via Council's media channels.

Left hand turn onto Thompson Street from Lyons Road pilot

‘No Left Turn, 6am-10am Monday to Friday’ restrictions apply at a number of streets for westbound traffic on Lyons Road. As Council is temporarily removing the left hand turn into Formosa Street from Lyons Road, we will also be trialling removal of the ‘No Left Turn’ restriction on Lyons Road at Thompson St.

Formosa St vision of permanent closure

Formosa St Artist Ilustration of a permanent shared space

Church Street vision of permanent closure

Note that traffic studies have shown this space should not be completely closed. See our fact sheet for more information.

Church Street

Council will provide continued opportunities for feedback and discussion throughout the trial to understand the community’s concerns, while also analysing impact on traffic flow in the area.

This is a pilot. The community's feedback and uptake of Council activations during the pilot will help us to understand whether the shared spaces will work into the future. Your input is valuable to us!

To learn more, please contact us at council@canadabay.nsw.gov.au or call Engagement Coordinator, Sarah Corry on 9911 6563.

Read our extensive fact sheet here.

To discuss options for renting the spaces free of charge throughout the pilot, please contact business@canadabay.nsw.gov.au