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St Leonards Plaza

Consultation is now open.

Consultation will run from Friday 21 May 2021 to Sunday 11 July 2021


Director-  Major Projects


(02) 9911 3695


The community is invited to have their say on the design and new name for the proposed St Leonards Plaza which will create a new green space in the heart of the St Leonards CBD by building above the current railway line.


The 4,750 square metres of open space features a great lawn, plaza, passive nooks, boardwalk and a regional scale adventure playground. The design features best practice in landscape urban design and safety and is seamlessly connected to the JQZ, 88 Christie Street development, and includes retail, public toilets as well as a 300- space public basement car park.

There are also plans to upgrade the existing Pacific Highway pedestrian underpass to improve amenity, lighting and safety. In addition, an elevator will be installed for direct access the new Plaza. The proposal also includes increasing the width of the pedestrian pathway on the Pacific Highway parallel to the new Plaza incorporating a series of bus shelters for commuters. In addition, the proposal seeks to convert Canberra Avenue into a designated shared use area including a "Kiss and Ride" drop off zone, access ramps for pedestrians and cyclists and direct Elevator access to the Plaza from the South.

Residents are being invited to share their ideas for a permanent name for this exciting new space. Council is seeking suggestions for names which are local, meaningful and inclusive.

Have Your Say 

You can provide feedback on the proposed design for St Leonards Plaza and suggest a name by completing the below surveys:

Survey submissions close on Sunday 11 July 2021. Council is also running a community information session, details are below:

St Leonards Plaza Design Information Session 

Tuesday 22 June 2021 

29-57 Christie Street, St Leonards

Join us to find out more about the design for the St Leonards Plaza with a presentation from the Principal Landscape Architect at Arcadia Landscape Architecture. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions. Please RSVP online to attend the 6:30pm presentation. Staff will be on hand until 8:30pm for anyone who wishes to drop by but cannot make the presentation.

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Please note, unless contrary to the public interest, any submission received may be made available to the public in accordance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 subject to the removal of personal contact information, personal financial or commercial information and health and medical information