Cronulla Town Centre Upgrade - Draft Design 2020


We are excited to present the draft design of the Cronulla Town Centre upgrade and invite you to let us know your feedback.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The draft design has been prepared in the context of a larger plan for the whole town centre – the Cronulla Town Centre Public Domain Master Plan. The master plan has received strong support from our community and was endorsed by Council in 2018.

Stage 1 of the master plan is the renewed plaza in Ocean Grove Avenue, completed in 2018.

Stage 2 is currently being designed to deliver further improvements to Cronulla mall in collaboration with the local businesses and community. A reference group of community and Councillor members met regularly between 2019 and 2020 to provide input as we developed the design.

THE DRAFT STAGE 2 DESIGN

The draft Stage 2 design is a plan to completely refresh and renew the heart of the town centre that can be built in stages over a number of years. We want to:

  • Enhance amenity – make the town centre an even more appealing place to shop and stroll, dine outdoors or simply sit and stay a while.
  • Improve accessibility – make it safer and more enjoyable for everyone to walk and move about the town centre.
  • Strengthen activation – improve what the town centre has to offer, supporting business success by making it more attractive to more people.

The design relates only to public land within the town centre and includes the areas of Kingsway (between Croydon St and Elouera Rd), Cronulla plaza and the plaza carpark lane.

The main areas of the design – a new Cronulla Square, the Plaza and Kingsway – are described and shown in the interactive images below. For more details about the project, go to the boxes on the right hand side of this page or scroll down on mobile.

Cronulla Square

The area is a major entry to the shopping plaza, but it’s currently missing the strong sense of celebration, welcome and attraction that is associated with a successful town centre. The design creates a completely new Cronulla Square, an iconic place that celebrates Cronulla’s unique character and attracts people with something new to offer. It delivers a flexible, contemporary space that caters for the whole community.

The main attractors are a large digital screen that tilts (for art, events and interactive games) and interactive water feature (that can double as an event space). These combine with a new shade structure, amenities building, trees and landscaping to create an oasis feel. There are opportunities to embed public art as the design is developed.

Hint: use your mouse or finger to move around the images in all directions or zoom in to get a closer look!

Cronulla Plaza

You've told us that the plaza is tired and needs a refresh. The existing plaza performs reasonably well during the day but is less than ideal at night. The design for a revamped plaza creates a comfortable, safe and inviting space where people can shop, stroll, gather and meet.

Better opportunities are provided for private outdoor dining and more public spaces to sit or to enjoy take-away at a table. New trees create a wonderful natural canopy with winter sun and summer shade. It delivers sustainable, long term solutions to current problems with pavers and trees. New lighting brings an exciting night time atmosphere, while opportunities for artwork and play will add interest and delight.

Hint: use your mouse or finger to move around the images in all directions or zoom in to get a closer look!

Kingsway

The design for Kingsway provides an improved experience for pedestrians and strengthens the ’green gateway’ of landmark trees that line Kingsway. Unfortunately some of the existing palm trees are diseased and therefore must be removed and replaced.

A wider footpath, new trees, garden beds, seating and special lighting make it safer and more enjoyable for the large numbers of people who walk between the town centre and the beach during the day and night. Accessible, short term parking is also included.

Hint: use your mouse or finger to move around the images in all directions or zoom in to get a closer look!

HAVE YOUR SAY

Feedback can be submitted before 28 September 2020:

If you would like to hear our designers present the plans or if you have any questions, register for one of our virtual information sessions:

  • Wednesday 16 September, 5:30pm
  • Tuesday 22 September, 5:30pm


We will review the feedback and present a report to Council to determine future development of the design. Subject to approval, a final design will be developed and further consultation carried out with the community.

For more information contact our Project team on 02 9710 0333.




We are excited to present the draft design of the Cronulla Town Centre upgrade and invite you to let us know your feedback.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The draft design has been prepared in the context of a larger plan for the whole town centre – the Cronulla Town Centre Public Domain Master Plan. The master plan has received strong support from our community and was endorsed by Council in 2018.

Stage 1 of the master plan is the renewed plaza in Ocean Grove Avenue, completed in 2018.

Stage 2 is currently being designed to deliver further improvements to Cronulla mall in collaboration with the local businesses and community. A reference group of community and Councillor members met regularly between 2019 and 2020 to provide input as we developed the design.

THE DRAFT STAGE 2 DESIGN

The draft Stage 2 design is a plan to completely refresh and renew the heart of the town centre that can be built in stages over a number of years. We want to:

  • Enhance amenity – make the town centre an even more appealing place to shop and stroll, dine outdoors or simply sit and stay a while.
  • Improve accessibility – make it safer and more enjoyable for everyone to walk and move about the town centre.
  • Strengthen activation – improve what the town centre has to offer, supporting business success by making it more attractive to more people.

The design relates only to public land within the town centre and includes the areas of Kingsway (between Croydon St and Elouera Rd), Cronulla plaza and the plaza carpark lane.

The main areas of the design – a new Cronulla Square, the Plaza and Kingsway – are described and shown in the interactive images below. For more details about the project, go to the boxes on the right hand side of this page or scroll down on mobile.

Cronulla Square

The area is a major entry to the shopping plaza, but it’s currently missing the strong sense of celebration, welcome and attraction that is associated with a successful town centre. The design creates a completely new Cronulla Square, an iconic place that celebrates Cronulla’s unique character and attracts people with something new to offer. It delivers a flexible, contemporary space that caters for the whole community.

The main attractors are a large digital screen that tilts (for art, events and interactive games) and interactive water feature (that can double as an event space). These combine with a new shade structure, amenities building, trees and landscaping to create an oasis feel. There are opportunities to embed public art as the design is developed.

Hint: use your mouse or finger to move around the images in all directions or zoom in to get a closer look!

Cronulla Plaza

You've told us that the plaza is tired and needs a refresh. The existing plaza performs reasonably well during the day but is less than ideal at night. The design for a revamped plaza creates a comfortable, safe and inviting space where people can shop, stroll, gather and meet.

Better opportunities are provided for private outdoor dining and more public spaces to sit or to enjoy take-away at a table. New trees create a wonderful natural canopy with winter sun and summer shade. It delivers sustainable, long term solutions to current problems with pavers and trees. New lighting brings an exciting night time atmosphere, while opportunities for artwork and play will add interest and delight.

Hint: use your mouse or finger to move around the images in all directions or zoom in to get a closer look!

Kingsway

The design for Kingsway provides an improved experience for pedestrians and strengthens the ’green gateway’ of landmark trees that line Kingsway. Unfortunately some of the existing palm trees are diseased and therefore must be removed and replaced.

A wider footpath, new trees, garden beds, seating and special lighting make it safer and more enjoyable for the large numbers of people who walk between the town centre and the beach during the day and night. Accessible, short term parking is also included.

Hint: use your mouse or finger to move around the images in all directions or zoom in to get a closer look!

HAVE YOUR SAY

Feedback can be submitted before 28 September 2020:

If you would like to hear our designers present the plans or if you have any questions, register for one of our virtual information sessions:

  • Wednesday 16 September, 5:30pm
  • Tuesday 22 September, 5:30pm


We will review the feedback and present a report to Council to determine future development of the design. Subject to approval, a final design will be developed and further consultation carried out with the community.

For more information contact our Project team on 02 9710 0333.



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  • Will the inclusion of a gated kids playground be considered, since kids can play there in all seasons. A water feature that isn’t gated won’t be the same.

    Zoeh asked about 1 month ago

    Thanks for your query.

    There are no current plans for a gated playground however we are planning a series of playable sculptures along the plaza in addition to the water play feature. These ideas will be developed further in the next phase of design.

  • Plans for places to lock up pushbikes? I am not a lycra lovely but use my bike to get up to shops and not use my car.....I have trouble as it is currently finding places to secure my bike close to where I am shopping (or they are already in use and I can't fit my bike)....I didnt see one bike in any of the scenes provided.

    JezzaM asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you for your query. We love that you ride your bike to the shops.

    Yes, bike racks are planned to be installed in key locations in the Plaza. These items, as with other things like signage and bins, will be detailed in the next phase of design.