Woolley Street Project

Woolley Street Project

Project Details

DATE

2017 – ongoing

TITLE

Woolley Street Project

SERVICE

Place Planning and Landscape Architectural Design

CLIENT

City Renewal Authority

LOCATION

Canberra

ARTIST

Jodie Cunningham

 

Woolley Street in Dickson is well known locally for being family friendly, multi-cultural and having a mix of great inexpensive food.  However, after years of neglect and changing public expectations of how an eat street could be experienced, Woolley Street has been identified as needing a major streetscape upgrade.  Grounded in place-based principles, the City Renewal Authority has chosen to trial potential changes to transform the street and measure public opinion as part of the Woolley St. Project.

The Woolley Street Project tested a series of public realm interventions to give people a first hand experience of how  an improved Woolley Street could look and feel.   For 8 weeks, starting at the end of September 2019, Woolley Street was the focus of activations including changes to the streetscape, installation of additional street furniture, and testing alternative traffic conditions and parking. The activations also included a series of events designed to attract more visitors to the area, encouraging them to explore and engage with local businesses.

Feedback on the Woolley St. Project experiences and evaluation of the success of the experiments was collected throughout the Woolley St. Project.  The information gathered will inform the brief for the design of future upgrades.

 

Read more about Woolley Street Project from our linkedin article. 

Read more about the streetscape intervention at Mary Street Piazza.

Tags
Community, Place measurement, Place planning, Plaza, Streetscape