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What's happening in Ashfield?

In 2014, we asked residents, workers, businesses, government agencies and schools for their ideas to revitalise and reinvigorate the Ashfield Town Centre. This culminated in the Public Domain Strategy – a master plan for key precincts within the Town Centre.

Our priorities for the Ashfield Town Centre are:

  • People, Art and Community
  • Hercules Street
  • Commuter Car + Park
  • The Esplanade
  • The Laneways
  • Gateways
  • Living, cool, clean and smart
  • Excellence in Design

In 2015, Council started work to activate and improve the streets, laneways and places within the Town Centre:

  • Began detailed design for streetscape upgrades
  • Engaged students from Ashfield Boys in an exciting art project, the Harmony Wall
  • Delivered paving and footpath upgrades throughout the Town Centre
  • Continued to support regular and annual events from the Civic Centre forecourt 

What's next?

In 2016, we are:

  • Working with Transport for NSW to deliver a multipurpose, commuter car + park
  • Finalising detailed design for streetscape upgrades to Hercules Street, Fox’s Lane, the Esplanade and other laneways
  • Preparing to upgrade to Hercules Street
  • Supporting local businesses to improve their shopfronts
  • Continuing to renew footpaths and pram ramps
  • Continuing an exciting program of arts, interactive performances and community events
  • Undertake a street tree planting program
  • Continuing to renew footpaths and pram ramps
  • Continuing an exciting program of arts, interactive performances and community events