As part of the Vibrant Villages Recovery program to support our local businesses and community to bounce back from the impacts of COVID-19, Council consulted the community about establishing temporary shared spaces across the City to enable adjacent businesses to increase on street dining or hold small pop-up events.

Community feedback received in November 2021 supported the establishment of a temporary shared space in Coranto Street, Wareemba and Currawong Lane car park, Concord. These spaces were selected and established in March 2022, and the trial is due to end in January 2023.

We are currently seeking feedback from the community as we near the end of the trial of our current shared spaces. We encourage you to kindly provide feedback in our Temporary Shared Spaces Feedback form below. We'd like to evaluate this program to inform how Council conducts these activities into the future.

Current Shared Spaces

Please see below, photo's of our current Temporary shared spaces in Coranto Street Wareemba (left), and Currawong Lane Car Park Concord (right).

Project background

We're launching a Vibrant Villages Recovery Program to support our local businesses and community to bounce back from the impacts of COVID-19.

This program aims to:

  • Improve the attractiveness of local centres for visitors
  • Support local business to adapt and enhance their trading
  • Create more active and lively centres.

As part of this program we are exploring the possibility of establishing temporary shared spaces across the City which will enable businesses to increase their on street dining or run pop-up promotions or events. These temporary shared spaces will only go ahead with significant support from adjacent local businesses, residents and the wider community and will be in place for a maximum of 6 months from December 2021 to May 2022.

The following 6 locations have been put forward as potential sites for these shared spaces as they pose minimal impact to local parking conditions and traffic flow, whilst providing sufficient opportunity for adjacent businesses:

  • Currawong Lane Car Park, Concord
  • Clermont Avenue and Concord Road, Concord
  • Altona Street and Great North Road, Abbotsford (Note: feedback from residents and businesses received to date has not been in favour of this shared space)
  • Coranto Street and Great North Road, Wareemba
  • McDonald Street and Tennyson Road, Mortlake
  • Edwin Street and Tennyson Road, Mortlake.

The proposed spaces at Clermont Avenue and McDonald Street will require temporary changes to traffic conditions which will be subject to approval from Transport for NSW.

Shared Spaces Selected - March 2022

Thank you to all residents and businesses who have provided feedback on the initial temporary shared space consultation. We have examined your feedback thoroughly and have come to the decision that we will be establishing 2 shared spaces in the following locations:

  • Currawong Lane Car Park, Concord
  • Coranto Street, Wareemba

Have your say - feedback

Take the survey below to have your say. You can also submit feedback via the following methods:

  • Phone: 9911 6555
  • Email: with the subject 'Temporary Shared Spaces'
  • Mail: Attention: Place Management Team, City of Canada Bay Council, Locked Bag 1470, Drummoyne NSW 1470.

Feedback closes on 24 November 2022.