Consultation has begun on a long-term plan to make central St Ives more accessible for businesses and residents.

The Council’s draft public domain plan proposes upgrades to streets to help improve the St Ives local centre for residents and create opportunities for local businesses.

A big focus for the plan is the issue of pedestrian safety in the St Ives centre. Changes proposed include the addition of a shared path along Memorial Avenue, changes to Rosedale Road for one-way southbound traffic between Mona Vale Road and Porters Lane, new traffic signals at the intersection of Killeaton and Cowan Streets and an upgrade to Village Green Parade.

The Council and Transport for NSW have already introduced 40 km speed limits for vehicles in some St Ives streets in an effort to make them safer for pedestrians.

Other features of the draft plan include:

* New paving and tree planting throughout central St Ives
* More opportunities for outdoor dining
* A new urban plaza near the Old School Building and upgrades to existing parks
* Underground power lines and new streetlights
* Adjustments to car parking areas to improve traffic flow

Mayor Jeff Pettett said the plan was on public exhibition until 15 August for comment.

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“The aim of the plan is to make St Ives a more inviting place for people on foot and give the centre a more attractive look which will help local businesses.”

The Mayor said that following public exhibition of the plan, comments would be reviewed and assessed.

“The results of the public exhibition will be reported to Council before we make a final decision”.

To view the plan and make a comment go to

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