Mitchell Street, Stockton
We are delivering an upgrade of Mitchell Street between Hunter Street and King Street. The upgrade is intended to:
- Improve accessibility, safety and comfort for pedestrians and bike riders.
- Improve driver visibility and ease of movement.
- Strengthen the sense of place and identity by improving the look and feel of the public spaces with new paving and landscaping.
- Upgrade drainage infrastructure and improve water quality with new rain gardens.
- Improve the natural environment and increase shade cover by providing more trees and groundcover planting. The number of trees in the area being upgraded will increase from three to forty trees – a significant boost to the shade canopy along the main street.
What is the process and where are we up to?
We engaged with the local community early in this project to understand what was important and how we could improve the Mitchell Street area. You told us you love the community atmosphere but would like it to be enhanced with improved public spaces.
We are currently in the final stages of design, and construction will commence in early 2021. We will share information about construction timing and impact prior to commencing work.
We invited the community to provide feedback online or at Stockton Library between 1st December and 14th December 2020 on the design and guidance on elements including the colour choice of planter boxes which will be installed at various locations along Mitchell Street. For information on the outcomes and the most popular colour choice visit our Have Your Say page.
How will Mitchell Street be made more user friendly?
- The speed limit on Mitchell Street will be reduced from 50km/h to a 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area to make it safer for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.
- Bus stops will be retained in their current locations for easy access to the shops.
- A disabled parking space will be provided close to the Senior Citizen's Centre and GP clinic.
- Street furniture will be upgraded.
- Footpaths in poor condition will be replaced.
- Stone patterned concrete paving will be used in the core area and along the western side of Mitchell Street from Crown Street to Hunter Street.
- Footpath paving will be continued across laneway entries, giving pedestrians right of way.
- Shade trees will be planted in the footpath where possible and in the parking lane where there are shop awnings.
- Crime will be discouraged through good environmental design.
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. Design work has continued, and the final plan is shown below.
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 the Stockton Public Domain Plan and Traffic Plan FAQs.
1 Dec 2020 - Stockton’s Mitchell Street set for a facelift