Station Street Upgrade

About the project...

Following extensive community consultation, in 2012 Council adopted the Bowral Parking, Traffic and Transport Strategy which outlined a major upgrade of Station Street to address the long term issue of traffic congestion within the town centre.

Council is embarking on the upgrade of Station Street to include:

  • two lanes in each direction (between Bundaroo Street and Bowral Street)
  • new roundabouts at Bong Bong Street and Bowral Street
  • improved parking facilities and access to town centre businesses

Council is also planning to develop parking and pedestrian facilities in Kirkham Road in order to provide replacement parking during construction, as well as new parking areas for the town centre and near the train station after work is completed.

The design of a future link between Bowral Street and Links Road via Railway Parade is also planned but funding is required and so a date for construction of this component has not been determined.

On 14 February 2018 Council resolved to proceed to tender for construction of the Station Street Upgrade. You can watch the debate and decision made by Councillors in a video provided courtesy of Southern Highland News at www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/SSU/faqs#37235.


What's next?

Council will be sharing information with property owners, businesses and the broader community as part of the project construction phase in coming months. Subscribe here to receive emailed updates or email engagement@wsc.nsw.gov.au to share your contact details.


Learn more about the detailed concept designs which were exhibited in 2017:

Detailed concept plan for streetscape

About the project...

Following extensive community consultation, in 2012 Council adopted the Bowral Parking, Traffic and Transport Strategy which outlined a major upgrade of Station Street to address the long term issue of traffic congestion within the town centre.

Council is embarking on the upgrade of Station Street to include:

  • two lanes in each direction (between Bundaroo Street and Bowral Street)
  • new roundabouts at Bong Bong Street and Bowral Street
  • improved parking facilities and access to town centre businesses

Council is also planning to develop parking and pedestrian facilities in Kirkham Road in order to provide replacement parking during construction, as well as new parking areas for the town centre and near the train station after work is completed.

The design of a future link between Bowral Street and Links Road via Railway Parade is also planned but funding is required and so a date for construction of this component has not been determined.

On 14 February 2018 Council resolved to proceed to tender for construction of the Station Street Upgrade. You can watch the debate and decision made by Councillors in a video provided courtesy of Southern Highland News at www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/SSU/faqs#37235.


What's next?

Council will be sharing information with property owners, businesses and the broader community as part of the project construction phase in coming months. Subscribe here to receive emailed updates or email engagement@wsc.nsw.gov.au to share your contact details.


Learn more about the detailed concept designs which were exhibited in 2017:

Detailed concept plan for streetscape

  • Utility adjustments in Kirkham Road and Oxleys Hill Road

    12 days ago

    Utility service relocation works for water, gas, Telstra and NBN are scheduled to commence on 21 October 2019 from 7:00am (weather permitting).

    These works will be carried out along Kirkham Road (from Sherwood Ave) and Oxleys Hill Road to Kiama Street, as part of the Kirkham Road (South) Road Reconstruction project.

    Learn more...

    Utility service relocation works for water, gas, Telstra and NBN are scheduled to commence on 21 October 2019 from 7:00am (weather permitting).

    These works will be carried out along Kirkham Road (from Sherwood Ave) and Oxleys Hill Road to Kiama Street, as part of the Kirkham Road (South) Road Reconstruction project.

    Learn more...

  • Local company awarded tree tender

    11 months ago

    Council accepted the tender from Taradiddle Pty Ltd (t/a Winter Hill Tree Farm) at a lump sum value of $65,900 to undertake Tree Supply and Storage for streetscaping in Station Street, Bowral.

    Council accepted the tender from Taradiddle Pty Ltd (t/a Winter Hill Tree Farm) at a lump sum value of $65,900 to undertake Tree Supply and Storage for streetscaping in Station Street, Bowral.

  • Tender open for Supply and Storage of Trees

    about 1 year ago

    On Tuesday 4 September 2018 a Request for Tender for the Supply and Storage of Trees for Station Street, Bowral was opened. Tenders will close 2 October 2018and are expected to be reported to Council before the end of 2018.

    The Tender includes supply of 130 new trees ranging in size from 150L pots (3.0m tall) to 1100L pots (6.5m tall). The trees include Pin Oaks, Tulip Trees, Green Spartan Junipers and Japanese Zelkova as identified in the Station Street Upgrade’s streetscape plan.

    The trees are proposed to be purchased at this stage of the project to ensure that a sufficient number of trees of the type and size required are available at the completion of civil works for the Station Street Upgrade Project.

    On Tuesday 4 September 2018 a Request for Tender for the Supply and Storage of Trees for Station Street, Bowral was opened. Tenders will close 2 October 2018and are expected to be reported to Council before the end of 2018.

    The Tender includes supply of 130 new trees ranging in size from 150L pots (3.0m tall) to 1100L pots (6.5m tall). The trees include Pin Oaks, Tulip Trees, Green Spartan Junipers and Japanese Zelkova as identified in the Station Street Upgrade’s streetscape plan.

    The trees are proposed to be purchased at this stage of the project to ensure that a sufficient number of trees of the type and size required are available at the completion of civil works for the Station Street Upgrade Project.

  • Project Update provided in Council's Weekly Circular

    about 1 year ago

    Infrastructure NSW (Restart NSW) instigated a Gateway (Deep Dive) Review of the Station Street Upgrade project following receipt of a letter from a Bowral resident. The resident was concerned that the project scope was no longer consistent with the purpose of funding granted by Restart NSW.

    Gateway Reviews are independently undertaken on behalf of the NSW Government and commissioned by Infrastructure NSW.

    Wingecarribee Shire Council officers provided project information and participated in interviews as requested during April and May 2018. A Gateway Deep Dive Review Report was finalised for Infrastructure NSW by an independent Review Team in early July 2018. The report was thereafter shared with Council on a strictly confidential basis and classified as ‘Sensitive: NSW Cabinet’.

    Council provided a response to the review’s recommendations and re-commenced tasks required to proceed with the delivery of an upgraded Station Street.

    In July 2018 a formal request by a Bowral resident, under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, was submitted to the NSW Government for access to a copy of the Gateway Deep Dive Review Report. The application was approved and information subsequently made public on 14 August 2018 at www.infrastructure.nsw.gov.au/accessing-information/public-disclosure/.

    The report and Council’s response to the review recommendations can now be shared as the report has been made public. Accordingly this is the subject of a Weekly Circular issued to Councillors.

    The Executive Summary of the Gateway Deep Dive Review Report records on page 4 that:

    “The Review Team believes that the project as currently scoped is a very well-considered and appropriate solution, has considerable merit and should be expedited. In this regard, the Council has modified the scope in certain respects from that documented in the Restart NSW Funding Deed in response to community concerns, to address changes in design standards or to implement enhancements developed during detailed design.”

    And concludes that:

    “Overall, the Review Team considers that the Station Street Upgrade Project continues to be competently managed by the Council and that both scope and design offer a scheme that is consistent with the community and economic outcomes set forth in the original application for funding. However, there are several important matters as identified above that have the potential to compromise successful delivery of the project. These need to be appropriately addressed by Council as a matter of priority.”

    For further information please read the 24 August 2018 edition of the Weekly Circular at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/weekly-circulars.


    UPDATE 5/9/18 - an error was found in the Gateway Deep Dive Review Report for Bowral Distributor Road (Stage 1 - Station Street Upgrade). A dash is missing on pages 4 and 19 of the report. The last sentence on each of these pages should say ‘removal of 2-4 (not 24) spaces on the service road…’

    WSC has requested that a note be made within the report and a letter added as an addendum in order to ensure that the correct information is publicly provided. It was also suggested that the Bowral resident who sought the information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 be informed.

    Infrastructure NSW (Restart NSW) instigated a Gateway (Deep Dive) Review of the Station Street Upgrade project following receipt of a letter from a Bowral resident. The resident was concerned that the project scope was no longer consistent with the purpose of funding granted by Restart NSW.

    Gateway Reviews are independently undertaken on behalf of the NSW Government and commissioned by Infrastructure NSW.

    Wingecarribee Shire Council officers provided project information and participated in interviews as requested during April and May 2018. A Gateway Deep Dive Review Report was finalised for Infrastructure NSW by an independent Review Team in early July 2018. The report was thereafter shared with Council on a strictly confidential basis and classified as ‘Sensitive: NSW Cabinet’.

    Council provided a response to the review’s recommendations and re-commenced tasks required to proceed with the delivery of an upgraded Station Street.

    In July 2018 a formal request by a Bowral resident, under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, was submitted to the NSW Government for access to a copy of the Gateway Deep Dive Review Report. The application was approved and information subsequently made public on 14 August 2018 at www.infrastructure.nsw.gov.au/accessing-information/public-disclosure/.

    The report and Council’s response to the review recommendations can now be shared as the report has been made public. Accordingly this is the subject of a Weekly Circular issued to Councillors.

    The Executive Summary of the Gateway Deep Dive Review Report records on page 4 that:

    “The Review Team believes that the project as currently scoped is a very well-considered and appropriate solution, has considerable merit and should be expedited. In this regard, the Council has modified the scope in certain respects from that documented in the Restart NSW Funding Deed in response to community concerns, to address changes in design standards or to implement enhancements developed during detailed design.”

    And concludes that:

    “Overall, the Review Team considers that the Station Street Upgrade Project continues to be competently managed by the Council and that both scope and design offer a scheme that is consistent with the community and economic outcomes set forth in the original application for funding. However, there are several important matters as identified above that have the potential to compromise successful delivery of the project. These need to be appropriately addressed by Council as a matter of priority.”

    For further information please read the 24 August 2018 edition of the Weekly Circular at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/weekly-circulars.


    UPDATE 5/9/18 - an error was found in the Gateway Deep Dive Review Report for Bowral Distributor Road (Stage 1 - Station Street Upgrade). A dash is missing on pages 4 and 19 of the report. The last sentence on each of these pages should say ‘removal of 2-4 (not 24) spaces on the service road…’

    WSC has requested that a note be made within the report and a letter added as an addendum in order to ensure that the correct information is publicly provided. It was also suggested that the Bowral resident who sought the information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 be informed.

  • Community update issued

    over 1 year ago

    The fourth Community Update detailing progress on the proposed Station Street Upgrade project has been released. We are in the process of delivering these door to door and posting to property owners.

    You can download the April 2018 edition here or pick up a copy from Council's Moss Vale Civic Centre and libraries.

    This online project page will continue to be updated as the project progresses but we are also recording contact details for property owners, businesses and organisations that will require timely construction notifications. If you are one of these please email engagement@wsc.nsw.gov.au to ensure email, phone and postal contacts are up-to-date.

    If you have any questions about the project please use the online question tool or call Council on 02 4868 0888.

    We will continue to share our responses to frequently asked questions on the project page and in future project updates.

    The fourth Community Update detailing progress on the proposed Station Street Upgrade project has been released. We are in the process of delivering these door to door and posting to property owners.

    You can download the April 2018 edition here or pick up a copy from Council's Moss Vale Civic Centre and libraries.

    This online project page will continue to be updated as the project progresses but we are also recording contact details for property owners, businesses and organisations that will require timely construction notifications. If you are one of these please email engagement@wsc.nsw.gov.au to ensure email, phone and postal contacts are up-to-date.

    If you have any questions about the project please use the online question tool or call Council on 02 4868 0888.

    We will continue to share our responses to frequently asked questions on the project page and in future project updates.

  • Council resolution

    over 1 year ago

    Wingecarribee Shire Council considered changes for the proposed Station Street Upgrade on Wednesday 14 February 2018 following an extensive community engagement process and review of various design elements to determine future direction of the project.

    The following resolution was made:

    1. THAT Council endorses the proposed modifications for the Station Street Upgrade concept design from the exhibited design.
    2. THAT Council proceeds with construction of the proposed works in Kirkham Road as soon as possible.
    3. THAT Council proceeds with a tender to acquire mature trees to suit the proposed future design of the Station Street Upgrade.
    4. THAT following the finalisation of the detailed designs, based on the amended concept designs as per recommendation 1, Council proceeds to tender for construction of the Station Street Upgrade.
    5. THAT a report be provided to the Finance Committee confirming the updated funding strategy for the Station Street project.
    6. THAT Council make representations to its local Members of Parliament, State and Federal, seeking additional financial assistance to develop Stage 2 of the Station Street Upgrade project.

    Read the associated report (item 12.1 in the 14/02/18 agenda) at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/council-meeting-agendas-minutes and learn about the agreed design amendments.

    You can also watch the debate and decision made by Councillors in a video provided courtesy of Southern Highland News at www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/SSU/faqs#37235.

    Wingecarribee Shire Council considered changes for the proposed Station Street Upgrade on Wednesday 14 February 2018 following an extensive community engagement process and review of various design elements to determine future direction of the project.

    The following resolution was made:

    1. THAT Council endorses the proposed modifications for the Station Street Upgrade concept design from the exhibited design.
    2. THAT Council proceeds with construction of the proposed works in Kirkham Road as soon as possible.
    3. THAT Council proceeds with a tender to acquire mature trees to suit the proposed future design of the Station Street Upgrade.
    4. THAT following the finalisation of the detailed designs, based on the amended concept designs as per recommendation 1, Council proceeds to tender for construction of the Station Street Upgrade.
    5. THAT a report be provided to the Finance Committee confirming the updated funding strategy for the Station Street project.
    6. THAT Council make representations to its local Members of Parliament, State and Federal, seeking additional financial assistance to develop Stage 2 of the Station Street Upgrade project.

    Read the associated report (item 12.1 in the 14/02/18 agenda) at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/council-meeting-agendas-minutes and learn about the agreed design amendments.

    You can also watch the debate and decision made by Councillors in a video provided courtesy of Southern Highland News at www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/SSU/faqs#37235.
  • Community Update #3 February 2018

    over 1 year ago
    The 7 and 9 February 2018 editions of Southern Highland News contain the February Community Update #3. It can be viewed here.

    On 14 February 2018 a report outlining a response to submissions will be tabled at a meeting of Wingecarribee Shire Council. The project team anticipates that a clear direction will be provided by Council and resolutions made at this meeting will be shared with the community shortly thereafter.

    The 7 and 9 February 2018 editions of Southern Highland News contain the February Community Update #3. It can be viewed here.

    On 14 February 2018 a report outlining a response to submissions will be tabled at a meeting of Wingecarribee Shire Council. The project team anticipates that a clear direction will be provided by Council and resolutions made at this meeting will be shared with the community shortly thereafter.

  • Submissions report tabled

    almost 2 years ago

    A report about submissions received during the recent public exhibition for the Station Street Upgrade will be considered by Council on Wednesday 22 November 2017.

    The report summarises the topics discussed in submissions and provides a copy of all submissions, with personal details removed. The report and attachments can be viewed at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/2017-council-agendas-and-minutes.

    The following hyperlinks will take you directly to:

    · Agenda 22 November 2017 – see Item 12.4, page 34

    · Attachments to Item 12.4

    A report about submissions received during the recent public exhibition for the Station Street Upgrade will be considered by Council on Wednesday 22 November 2017.

    The report summarises the topics discussed in submissions and provides a copy of all submissions, with personal details removed. The report and attachments can be viewed at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/2017-council-agendas-and-minutes.

    The following hyperlinks will take you directly to:

    · Agenda 22 November 2017 – see Item 12.4, page 34

    · Attachments to Item 12.4

  • Station Street Upgrade submissions due by 3 October 2017

    about 2 years ago

    Exhibition of the detailed concept designs for the long-awaited Station Street Upgrade in Bowral is drawing to a close. Share your thoughts about the proposed car parking changes, streetscape and road re-alignment by 3 October 2017.

    The concept designs are quite large and have many details to consider so we recommend:

    • a visit to the displays at Bowral Library or the Moss Vale Civic Centre to view large printed copies of the plan, artist’s impressions, aerial photo overlays and fact sheets
    • zooming into the detail of designs, downloading fact sheets, asking questions and watching the animated video at www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/SSU
    • contacting the project team via 02 4868 0888

    Have your say

    Significant change is recommended for Station Street so it is important to review the detail and consider options before providing feedback. Submissions may be made by Tuesday 3 October 2017 via:For further information please call the Station Street Project Team on (02) 4868 0888 or visit www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/SSU

    Exhibition of the detailed concept designs for the long-awaited Station Street Upgrade in Bowral is drawing to a close. Share your thoughts about the proposed car parking changes, streetscape and road re-alignment by 3 October 2017.

    The concept designs are quite large and have many details to consider so we recommend:

    • a visit to the displays at Bowral Library or the Moss Vale Civic Centre to view large printed copies of the plan, artist’s impressions, aerial photo overlays and fact sheets
    • zooming into the detail of designs, downloading fact sheets, asking questions and watching the animated video at www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/SSU
    • contacting the project team via 02 4868 0888

    Have your say

    Significant change is recommended for Station Street so it is important to review the detail and consider options before providing feedback. Submissions may be made by Tuesday 3 October 2017 via:For further information please call the Station Street Project Team on (02) 4868 0888 or visit www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/SSU
  • Community invited to Public Meeting

    about 2 years ago
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    Wingecarribee Shire Council invites the community to attend a public meeting about the Station Street Upgrade.

    The meeting will be held on 20 September 2017 from 7pm to 8.30pm in the St Jude's Anglican Church Auditorium at 38 Bendooley Street in Bowral (opposite Bowral Public School).

    NOTE: Venue has changed from the Henrietta Rose Room.

    We propose commencing with a short presentation of the Station Street upgrade by Wingecarribee Shire Council followed by open discussion with attendees.

    Call 4868 0888 or click here to confirm your attendance.

    Wingecarribee Shire Council invites the community to attend a public meeting about the Station Street Upgrade.

    The meeting will be held on 20 September 2017 from 7pm to 8.30pm in the St Jude's Anglican Church Auditorium at 38 Bendooley Street in Bowral (opposite Bowral Public School).

    NOTE: Venue has changed from the Henrietta Rose Room.

    We propose commencing with a short presentation of the Station Street upgrade by Wingecarribee Shire Council followed by open discussion with attendees.

    Call 4868 0888 or click here to confirm your attendance.