Mitchell Street, Stockton
We have made Stockton's local centre a safer, more attractive place to visit with our upgrade of Mitchell Street between Hunter Street and King Street.
The upgrade has included:
- Improved accessibility, safety and comfort for pedestrians and bike riders.
- Improved driver visibility and ease of movement.
- Strengthened the sense of place and identity by improving the look and feel of the public spaces with new paving and landscaping.
- Upgraded drainage and improved water quality with new rain gardens.
- Improved the natural environment and increase shade cover by providing more trees and groundcover planting. The number of trees in the area being upgraded has been increased from three to forty trees – a significant boost to the shade canopy along the main street.
- An acknowledgement of Stockton's character and heritage by retaining and reusing sandstone from the existing kerbs to frame garden beds and raingardens.
How is Mitchell Street now more user friendly?
- The speed limit on Mitchell Street has been reduced from 50km/h to a 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area to make it safer for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles. Bus stops have been retained in their current locations for easy access to the shops.
- A disabled parking space has been provided close to the Senior Citizen's Centre and GP clinic.
- Street furniture has been upgraded.
- Footpaths in poor condition have been replaced.
- Stone patterned concrete paving is featured in the core area and along the western side of Mitchell Street from Crown Street to Hunter Street.
- Footpath paving has been continued across laneway entries, giving pedestrians right of way.
- Shade trees have been planted in the footpath where possible and in the parking lane where there are shop awnings.
- Crime is discouraged through good environmental design.
Find out more by reading answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have developed a number of answers to questions about the Mitchell Street upgrade including issues around transport safety, parking, aesthetics and environment, road safety and crime prevention. View our answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
View the The Stockton Public Domain Plan Process Flow Chart (PDF).
Council on 28 February 2017 approved the traffic component of the Stockton Public Domain Plan. The final plan is shown below.
28 September 2022 - Stockton Local Centre recieves $5 million upgrade
10 March 2021 - Upgrade to Stockton's Mitchell Street underway
1 Dec 2020 - Stockton’s Mitchell Street set for a facelift