The revitalisation of Durham Street and Durham Lane is complete, featuring 1,690 plants, new wooden benches and lighting, creating a welcoming space for the community. The new narrower and raised road, levelled with the footpath, improves pedestrian movements and accessibility. A significant amount of the work took place underground with the renewal of 650 meters of water pipes, 300 meters of gas lines and 150 meters stormwater pipes, as well as sewer and electric services upgrades, future proofing the area.
The project began construction in June 2018 and was completed in November 2019 with community feedback influencing the design.
The second stage of work depends on the decision for a city centre bus interchange. The southern end of Durham St has been designed to allow for a proposed city bus interchange and a decision is yet to be made on the final location of the bus interchange.
Last Reviewed: 15/11/2019