Old Canterbury Road and Weston Street, Dulwich Hill - improving traffic and safety

A draft plan has been developed to improve safety for all road users at this intersection by introducing traffic lights on Edward Street, Weston Street and in both directions on Old Canterbury Road. This would make it safer for pedestrians crossing these roads and cars entering or exiting the intersection.

The proposed improvements are part of the planning approvals that Council and the Department of Planning and Environment have given EG, the developer, for the Flour Mill site at Summer Hill, 2-32 Smith St, Summer Hill.

The proposed work includes:

  • Installing traffic lights at the intersection;
  • Closing the road inContinue reading

A draft plan has been developed to improve safety for all road users at this intersection by introducing traffic lights on Edward Street, Weston Street and in both directions on Old Canterbury Road. This would make it safer for pedestrians crossing these roads and cars entering or exiting the intersection.

The proposed improvements are part of the planning approvals that Council and the Department of Planning and Environment have given EG, the developer, for the Flour Mill site at Summer Hill, 2-32 Smith St, Summer Hill.

The proposed work includes:

  • Installing traffic lights at the intersection;
  • Closing the road in front of property numbers 115 to 123 Old Canterbury Road;
  • Replacing the closed road with a new rain garden and shared 3.5 metre pathway;
  • Relocating the bus stop on the northern side of Old Canterbury Road;
  • Reconstructing the kerb, gutter, footpath and road surface;
  • Installing associated traffic signs;
  • Painting new line markings; and
  • Relocating any affected services.

View the draft plan to find out more

Changes to parking and access

The road in front of properties 115 to 123 Old Canterbury Road would be closed because there would be an increased risk of motorists colliding with pedestrians or vehicles as they enter or exit this road onto Weston Street or Old Canterbury Road. Closing this road would prevent vehicle access and remove parking outside these properties, however pedestrian access will be maintained.

There would be an overall loss of approximately six parking spaces as a result of this proposal:

  • four spaces removed on the road outside properties 115 to 123 Old Canterbury Road;
  • three spaces removed on Weston Street;
  • one space removed on Edward Street;
  • two spaces gained on the northern side of Old Canterbury Road (west of Edward Street).

See the parking plan for more details

The exact impact on parking would be determined during the detailed design stage, if the proposal is approved.

Have your say

You can provide feedback on the draft plan by completing the form below. The last day to provide feedback is Friday 25 August 2017.

What happens next?

A report which includes the community’s feedback will be considered by Council’s Local Traffic Committee at its 7 September 2017 meeting. The Committee will make recommendations based on the objectives of the proposal and the feedback received and these recommendations will then be considered by Council at its 26 September 2017 meeting. Council will notify everyone who provided feedback of the final decision.

EG will fund and implement the work if the proposal is approved by Council.

Contact details

If you need any further information please contact Council's Traffic Management Planner, Ms Snezana Bakovic on (02) 9335 2228 or email.

  • Council considers plan to improve traffic and safety

    12 days ago

    At a meeting on 12 October 2017, Council considered a report about the draft plan to introduce traffic signals at the intersection of Edward Street, Weston Street and Old Canterbury Road, and permanently close the road in front of property numbers 115 to 123 Old Canterbury Road. The plan was approved in principal subject to:

    • The detailed design plan be presented to the Local Traffic Committee for consideration and include the GreenWay Project (Iron Cove to Cooks River) improvements with a kerb extension on the eastern side of Weston Street at Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, with the inclusion of... Continue reading

    At a meeting on 12 October 2017, Council considered a report about the draft plan to introduce traffic signals at the intersection of Edward Street, Weston Street and Old Canterbury Road, and permanently close the road in front of property numbers 115 to 123 Old Canterbury Road. The plan was approved in principal subject to:

    • The detailed design plan be presented to the Local Traffic Committee for consideration and include the GreenWay Project (Iron Cove to Cooks River) improvements with a kerb extension on the eastern side of Weston Street at Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, with the inclusion of a vehicle access point into the permanent road closure area to provide emergency vehicle access only to the front of properties 115-123 Old Canterbury Road; and
    • The detailed design plan be forwarded to the Roads & Maritime Services for consideration and approval.
    Read the report (go to page 332)
  • Traffic Committee considers proposal to improve traffic and safety

    about 1 month ago

    Council's Local Traffic Committee considered the proposal at a meeting on 7 September and recommended to Council that:

    The concept design of the proposed traffic signals and associated signs and line markings at the intersection of Old Canterbury Road, Edward Street and Weston Street, Dulwich Hill and the permanent full road closure of a section of Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, between Weston Street and the Light Rail corridor, adjacent to property no. 115 Old Canterbury Road to no. 123 Old Canterbury Road (as per design plan No. 5725 CSK2-C) be APPROVED in principal subject to;

    1. The detailed design... Continue reading

    Council's Local Traffic Committee considered the proposal at a meeting on 7 September and recommended to Council that:

    The concept design of the proposed traffic signals and associated signs and line markings at the intersection of Old Canterbury Road, Edward Street and Weston Street, Dulwich Hill and the permanent full road closure of a section of Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, between Weston Street and the Light Rail corridor, adjacent to property no. 115 Old Canterbury Road to no. 123 Old Canterbury Road (as per design plan No. 5725 CSK2-C) be APPROVED in principal subject to;

    1. The detailed design plan be presented to the Local Traffic Committee for consideration and include the GreenWay Project (Iron Cove to Cooks River) improvements with a kerb extension on the eastern side of Weston Street at Old Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, with the inclusion of a vehicle access point into the permanent road closure area to provide emergency vehicle access only to the front of properties 115-123 Old Canterbury Road; and

    2. The detailed design plan be forwarded to the Roads & Maritime Services for consideration and approval.

    Council now will work with the developers' consultant on the detailed designs to address the approval conditions. The detailed designs will go back to the Local Traffic Committee and everyone who provided feedback will be informed of the date of this meeting.