Central Square Proposals

Improvements for cycling

  • New segregated cycle lane on both sides of Wood Street.
  • Cycle movements at Havelock Street and Westgate Street junctions will have a cycle-specific traffic phase.
  • Lower Westgate Street will include a northbound cycle lane.
  • Southbound cyclists from Westgate Street will be guided onto a corresponding stepped cycleway provided on Park Street and Havelock Street.

Improvements for walking

  • Significant crossing improvements at the junction between Wood Street and Westgate Street.
  • The pedestrian crossing directly to the east of Scott Road will be raised to footway height.
  • Signalised pedestrian crossings will be provided over the access points on Saunders Road.

Changes to buses

  • Bus stops JA to JD on Wood Street will be retained. These stops will be remodelled to incorporate a floating bus island.
  • Bus stop JV will be removed to facilitate the cycle lane. Bus stop JU on Havelock Street will also be removed.

Road design and layout

  • Wood Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
  • The new bus interchange will provide both northern access onto Wood Street and southern access onto Saunders Road.
  • Access onto Wood Street will be via a new southern arm at the junction with Westgate Street.
  • Saunders Road will be reconfigured to provide access to the interchange.
  • The one-way restriction on Havelock Street will be reversed to become southbound only and at the Wood Street junction, all vehicles will be required to turn right.
  • Park Street (between Scott Road and Havelock Street) will become one way in the eastbound direction.

Parking and Loading

  • There will be no changes to access to the Central Square development.
  • Access to the north of Wood Street will be retained through the creation of a one-way loop using Scott Road, Park Street and Havelock Street.