Council is inviting community feedback on a draft Concept Plan for improvements to Gibbons Street Shops!

Gibbons Street Shops is located on the corner of Gibbons Street and Wesley Street in Oatlands. The shops include a physiotherapist, children’s art school, café, sushi restaurant, and tutoring centre. It is situated opposite the popular Walter Brown Park which will also be upgraded in 2022.

Late in 2021, Council invited the community to provide ideas for improvements and we have now developed a draft Concept Plan for Gibbons Street Shops based on this feedback. Have your say today!

Community feedback gathered in October 2021 regarding ideas for improving the shops, showed that:

  • Most people come to the centre by walking (66%) or driving (37%)
  • Many respondents thought the centre was out-dated, run-down, out-of-place
  • Residents also asked for a variety of shops (this is not something that Council controls)
  • The café was identified as the centre’s biggest attractor - many respondents asked for expanded outdoor dining
  • Whilst most respondents consider the footpath to be in a good condition, numerous respondents provided useful suggestions about improving the streetscape, providing more shade and increasing footpath accessibility

The draft Concept Plan aims to:

  • Address major concerns raised during community consultation regarding outdoor dining, parking, accessibility, and landscaping.
  • Provide improved footpath access which complies with current Australian Standards
  • Improve the overall aesthetic of the centre by installing new granite pavements, new bench seating, new tree planting
  • Improve the outdoor dining experience by creating two accessible outdoor dining areas
  • Improve pedestrian access to the shops through new disabled parking space with new kerb ramps and shared area outside 3 Gibbons Street
  • Improved pedestrian safety through providing safer access between the parked vehicles and the shop fronts
  • Improve pedestrian safety by modifying the car park to comply with Australian Standards.
  • Encourage economic activation by converting the car parking to the front of the shops to 2 hour parking
  • An EV charging station, subject to funding availability

HAVE YOUR SAY

Council is now inviting feedback on the draft concept plan using the online survey below.

Have your say before 5pm Wednesday 13 July 2022.


Supply of personal information: The supply of personal information by you is voluntary. Any information you choose to give us is used to understand community views and to inform decision-making. Further information is provided in the City of Parramatta's Privacy Statement.


Other ways to provide feedback

Verbal
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Please note that the verbal submission option is being offered for those that cannot provide or may find it difficult to provide a written submission.
Email
placeservices@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
Subject: Feedback on Gibbons Street Shops
Post
City of Parramatta Council
Attn: Place Services
Subject: Feedback on Gibbons Street Shops
PO Box 32, Parramatta NSW 2124

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Frequently asked questions

Council has a long running annual neighbourhood centres upgrade program called the Better Neighbourhood Program (BNP). The program funds improvements to commercial and retail centres outside of the Parramatta CBD. Gibbons Street Shops was chosen as part of the program mainly because it was some years since the centre was last upgraded.

The upgrades planned for Gibbons Street shops include:

  • Improve the overall aesthetic of the centre by installing new granite pavements, new bench seating, new tree(s)
  • Improve the outdoor dining experience by creating two accessible outdoor dining areas
  • Improve pedestrian access to the shops through a new disabled parking space with new kerb ramp and shared area outside 3 Gibbons Street
  • Improved pedestrian safety through providing safer access between the parked vehicles and the shop fronts
  • Improve pedestrian safety by modifying the car park to comply with Australian Standards.
  • Encourage economic activation by converting the car parking to the front of the shops to 2 hour parking
  • An EV charging station, subject to funding availability

Unfortunately the types of shops at a centre is subject to market forces. Council has no control over this.

Council is supportive of outdoor dining as it brings more vibrancy and liveliness to a centre, as well as provide passive surveillance. Council has been working with Queens Cup to upgrade the outdoor dining space so that the space is more inviting and accessible.

SUPPORT

If you need assistance providing feedback, or you would like information supplied in another language or format, please contact Council's Community Engagement Team via 1300 617 058 or participate@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au.

If you would like to speak to someone over the phone in another language, call TIS National on 131 450 for a free interpreting service. Let them know you want to speak to City of Parramatta Council and your chosen language and they will connect you.

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如果您希望以其它语言进行电话交谈,请致电 131 450 联系 TIS 全国服务中心获取免费传译服务。告诉他们您想与 Parramatta 市议会通话和您选用的语言,他们就会为您接通。

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