Making Rose Bay even more vibrant and connected this summer

In 2023 we're trialling a number of temporary activations in the Rose Bay centre made possible with funding from the NSW Government's Streets as Shared Spaces(External link) program.

We would love to know what you think about them via the short surveys below, which will help inform future priorities in this area.

What to check out

1. Temporary pedestrian crossing in Wilberforce Avenue

We've installed a temporary pedestrian crossing in Wilberforce Avenue near its intersection with Newcastle Street. The crossing aims to increase pedestrian connectivity throughout Rose Bay whilst improving safety.

2. Pannerong Reserve lighting and Wilberforce car park mural

We have installed decorative lighting in Pannerong Reserve to encourage pedestrians to stop, rest and enjoy their surroundings. A large mural is also currently being painted by Artist Claire Foxton in Wilberforce car park to celebrate the ecology and local history of Rose Bay.

2. Laneways come to life

We have brought our laneways to life with painting, murals, plantings and lighting. Take a walk through Percival Lane, Collins Lane and Collins Avenue to see the installations, snap some pictures for the socials or stick around for outdoor dining in picturesque surroundings.

3. Dine alfresco in our new parklet

We are currently in the process of installing a temporary parklet which will be located in Collins Avenue near the park. This reclaimed recreation space will offer more seating for locals, and enhance connections between the Rose Bay centre and the beach.

4. Decorations and plantings in Percival Park

Overlooking Sydney Harbour, Percival Park is a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the water. We have dressed up the park with festoon lighting in trees, a creative (and Instagram friendly) treatment for dog owners.

We also have a special planting installation by Aboriginal-owned nursery IndigiGrow that will showcase the rare and important Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub.

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