Dee Why Town Centre Street and Public Open Space Upgrades

Following on from the Dee Why Town Centre Masterplan, we are looking to upgrade the streetscape and public open spaces in Dee Why.

In consultation with our community, we aim to create an attractive and vibrant town centre with enhanced streets and public spaces which are safe, enjoyable and foster community pride.

Following on from the Dee Why Town Centre Masterplan, we are looking to upgrade the streetscape and public open spaces in Dee Why.

In consultation with our community, we aim to create an attractive and vibrant town centre with enhanced streets and public spaces which are safe, enjoyable and foster community pride.
  • Triangle Park Naming Competition Winners Announced

    over 1 year ago

    Thank you to those who entered the naming competition. We received 49 entries, and have now picked the winners of the three double movie passes. Congratulations to Jonnine, Fiona and Dalya!

    An evaluation panel will now select a shortlist of the best entries.

    You will have another chance to have your say when we ask the community to vote on your favourite shortlisted name.

    We will then seek approval from Council prior to making a formal application to the Geographical Names Board.

    Thank you to those who entered the naming competition. We received 49 entries, and have now picked the winners of the three double movie passes. Congratulations to Jonnine, Fiona and Dalya!

    An evaluation panel will now select a shortlist of the best entries.

    You will have another chance to have your say when we ask the community to vote on your favourite shortlisted name.

    We will then seek approval from Council prior to making a formal application to the Geographical Names Board.

  • Triangle Park Naming Competition

    over 1 year ago

    We are having a 2 staged competition to change the name of Dee Why Town Square, colloquially known as Triangle Park, which will be expanded to include the recently purchased property at 30 Oaks Ave.

    We are seeking community involvement for the naming process of Dee Why Town Square (Triangle Park) and are looking for naming suggestions that better reflect the current values of the community and the changing identity of Dee Why Town Centre.


    Upgrades to the whole park are planned as part of the Phase 2 Dee Why Town Centre Upgrade, which is currently scheduled to commence in 2021, funding permitted.


    How to get involved?

    Enter your naming suggestions;
    Once we have collated a shortlist of selected names, the community can then vote on their preferred naming options.

    For more information contact Jeremy Smith on Jeremy.Smith@warringah.nsw.gov.au

    Entries close Sunday 13 March 2016

    We are having a 2 staged competition to change the name of Dee Why Town Square, colloquially known as Triangle Park, which will be expanded to include the recently purchased property at 30 Oaks Ave.

    We are seeking community involvement for the naming process of Dee Why Town Square (Triangle Park) and are looking for naming suggestions that better reflect the current values of the community and the changing identity of Dee Why Town Centre.


    Upgrades to the whole park are planned as part of the Phase 2 Dee Why Town Centre Upgrade, which is currently scheduled to commence in 2021, funding permitted.


    How to get involved?

    Enter your naming suggestions;
    Once we have collated a shortlist of selected names, the community can then vote on their preferred naming options.

    For more information contact Jeremy Smith on Jeremy.Smith@warringah.nsw.gov.au

    Entries close Sunday 13 March 2016
  • Streetscape Design Update

    over 1 year ago

    The streetscape designs are still on hold pending the finalisation of further detailed traffic modelling to determine the best future traffic system for the Town Centre.

    Traffic modelling is being undertaken in conjunction with the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). Following RMS approval of the proposed traffic changes, the streetscape designs will be placed on public exhibition.

    The streetscape designs will include new wider pavements, bike paths, plants, furniture, lighting and public art to highlight the vibrant community and spirit of Dee Why.

    The designs for Phase 1 of the streetscape upgrades are planned to be exhibited mid-2016. Phase 1 streetscape upgrade works are currently planned to commence in 2017.


    The streetscape designs are still on hold pending the finalisation of further detailed traffic modelling to determine the best future traffic system for the Town Centre.

    Traffic modelling is being undertaken in conjunction with the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). Following RMS approval of the proposed traffic changes, the streetscape designs will be placed on public exhibition.

    The streetscape designs will include new wider pavements, bike paths, plants, furniture, lighting and public art to highlight the vibrant community and spirit of Dee Why.

    The designs for Phase 1 of the streetscape upgrades are planned to be exhibited mid-2016. Phase 1 streetscape upgrade works are currently planned to commence in 2017.


  • Redman Road Plaza Designs Progress

    over 1 year ago


    After finalising the plans for the new Walter Gors Park, our designers Tract Consulting are now progressing with the detailed designs for Redman Road Plaza.

    Construction is planned to commence in late 2016.



    After finalising the plans for the new Walter Gors Park, our designers Tract Consulting are now progressing with the detailed designs for Redman Road Plaza.

    Construction is planned to commence in late 2016.


  • Preliminary Designs Adopted by Council

    almost 2 years ago

    We now have the green light to progress the Walter Gors Park and Redman Road Plaza designs after the popular preliminary concepts were adopted at our meeting on 25 August 2015.

    Once complete, these new open spaces will provide residents and visitors the opportunity to relax and socialise as they move about the Town Centre.

    Construction on the new Walter Gors Park is scheduled to commence early next year to be completed by the end of 2016. We will then begin work on the eastern half of Redman Road Plaza with a view to completion in 2017.

    View the updated Phase 1 Construction plan

    View the updated Phase 1, 2 and 3 Planned Works

    View the Council Report

    View Council Agenda Minutes 25 August 2015, Item 13.1

    We now have the green light to progress the Walter Gors Park and Redman Road Plaza designs after the popular preliminary concepts were adopted at our meeting on 25 August 2015.

    Once complete, these new open spaces will provide residents and visitors the opportunity to relax and socialise as they move about the Town Centre.

    Construction on the new Walter Gors Park is scheduled to commence early next year to be completed by the end of 2016. We will then begin work on the eastern half of Redman Road Plaza with a view to completion in 2017.

    View the updated Phase 1 Construction plan

    View the updated Phase 1, 2 and 3 Planned Works

    View the Council Report

    View Council Agenda Minutes 25 August 2015, Item 13.1

  • Streetscape designs on hold

    almost 2 years ago

    Preliminary design plans of the proposed streetscape upgrades in Pittwater Road,Oaks Avenue and Howard Avenue have been held up pending approvals from Roads and Maritime Services. It is anticipated these plans will be exhibited late 2015.

    A report will be presented to the Council meeting on 25 August 2015 proposing to bring forward construction of the eastern half of Redman Road Plaza.

    Preliminary design plans of the proposed streetscape upgrades in Pittwater Road,Oaks Avenue and Howard Avenue have been held up pending approvals from Roads and Maritime Services. It is anticipated these plans will be exhibited late 2015.

    A report will be presented to the Council meeting on 25 August 2015 proposing to bring forward construction of the eastern half of Redman Road Plaza.

  • Redman Plaza designs - comments closed

    almost 2 years ago

    Comments for the Redman Plaza Preliminary Design Plans are now closed. These plans were exhibited together with the Preliminary Designs for Walter Gors Park.

    Thank you to all of those who responded. Generally respondents were highly supportive of the concept design.

    A report will be going to Council on the 25 August to recommend that Council proceed to detailed design. Any suggestions raised by respondents will be considered further in the next stage.

    For more information, please contact the Dee Why Town Centre Community Liaison Officer, Suzy Lawrence, on 9942 2755.

    Comments for the Redman Plaza Preliminary Design Plans are now closed. These plans were exhibited together with the Preliminary Designs for Walter Gors Park.

    Thank you to all of those who responded. Generally respondents were highly supportive of the concept design.

    A report will be going to Council on the 25 August to recommend that Council proceed to detailed design. Any suggestions raised by respondents will be considered further in the next stage.

    For more information, please contact the Dee Why Town Centre Community Liaison Officer, Suzy Lawrence, on 9942 2755.

  • Redman Road Plaza - Preliminary Design Plans

    about 2 years ago

    As part of fulfilling the vision and implementing the Dee Why Town Centre Masterplan, we are seeking comments on the preliminary design plans for Redman Plaza and Walter Gors park.


    View the Redman Plaza Preliminary Design Plans

    You can provide feedback back by:
    • Complete Feedback Form
    • Write to Council marked "Redman Plaza Design Feedback" Warringah Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why 2099
    Comments close 24 July 2015

    We will also be holding information sessions at the Dee Why Senior Citizens Centre, 34 Howard Avenue, Dee Why on:
    • Monday 22 June, 10am – 12noon
    • Wednesday 24 June, 6 – 8pm
    • Saturday 18 July, 10am -12noon
    Preliminary design plans of the proposed streetscape upgrades in Oaks Avenue and Howard Avenue have been held up pending approvals from Roads and Maritime Services. It is anticipated these plans will be exhibited later in 2015.

    For further information please contact the Senior Project Manager, Nick Fadeev on 9942 2617

    Visit the New Walter Gors page to view and comment on the Walter Gors Preliminary Design Plans.

    As part of fulfilling the vision and implementing the Dee Why Town Centre Masterplan, we are seeking comments on the preliminary design plans for Redman Plaza and Walter Gors park.


    View the Redman Plaza Preliminary Design Plans

    You can provide feedback back by:
    • Complete Feedback Form
    • Write to Council marked "Redman Plaza Design Feedback" Warringah Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why 2099
    Comments close 24 July 2015

    We will also be holding information sessions at the Dee Why Senior Citizens Centre, 34 Howard Avenue, Dee Why on:
    • Monday 22 June, 10am – 12noon
    • Wednesday 24 June, 6 – 8pm
    • Saturday 18 July, 10am -12noon
    Preliminary design plans of the proposed streetscape upgrades in Oaks Avenue and Howard Avenue have been held up pending approvals from Roads and Maritime Services. It is anticipated these plans will be exhibited later in 2015.

    For further information please contact the Senior Project Manager, Nick Fadeev on 9942 2617

    Visit the New Walter Gors page to view and comment on the Walter Gors Preliminary Design Plans.
  • Background

    over 2 years ago

    The Dee Why Town Centre Masterplan recommended upgrades to the streets and public open spaces of Dee Why Town Centre in a way that integrates community assets, offers inspiration, promotes health, happiness and well-being of the community and integrates public art elements.

    The intention is to build a Town Centre that has a community and a cultural focus. Public art, and features that highlight the area’s diverse community, are recommended to celebrate the spirit of Dee Why. This objective is consistent with Warringah’s Community Strategic Plan.

    The Dee Why Town Centre Masterplan recommended upgrades to the streets and public open spaces of Dee Why Town Centre in a way that integrates community assets, offers inspiration, promotes health, happiness and well-being of the community and integrates public art elements.

    The intention is to build a Town Centre that has a community and a cultural focus. Public art, and features that highlight the area’s diverse community, are recommended to celebrate the spirit of Dee Why. This objective is consistent with Warringah’s Community Strategic Plan.
  • The Design and Delivery Process

    over 2 years ago

    Developing Concepts - Now

    In June 2014, Council engaged Artscape Consulting to undertake research and community consultation to develop a place making strategy for Dee Why Town Centre. The objective of the place making strategy was to identify opportunities to integrate public art elements to achieve the community and cultural objectives of the Masterplan.

    While Artscape worked on the place making strategy, the landscape and urban designers Tract Consultants undertook investigations into the practicality and feasibility of implementing the street and public open space upgrades that were proposed by the Masterplan.

    The objectives include re-newing all public spaces with new pavements, furniture and lighting. Where possible, new and additional plants and street trees will be added to improve the safety, ambiance and compensate for the large areas of heat attracting pavements within Dee Why Town Centre.

    The research and feasibility studies have been completed and the Draft reports are available for viewing.

    View Draft Concept Design Reports by Tract: Volume 1 and Volume 2

    Developing Preliminary Designs - May 2015

    Artscape and Tract are now engaged to develop a Preliminary Design to take to the community for exhibition and feedback during May and June 2015.

    After the public exhibition, the community’s feedback will be considered and Preliminary Designs will be revised and reported to Council. Once the Preliminary Designs are adopted by Council, consultants will prepare the final detailed designs to undertake Phase 1 of the works.

    Detailed Design and Works - mid-2016

    After the public exhibition, the community’s feedback will be considered and Preliminary Designs will be revised and reported to Council.

    On adoption of the Preliminary Designs, consultants will prepare Final Detailed Designs to undertake Phase 1 of the works planned for Dee Why Town Centre upgrades.

    View Phase 1, 2 and 3 Planned Works

    View Phase 1 Construction plan

    We anticipate that Phase 1 construction will commence in mid-2016 with the start of construction of the new Walter Gors park, and finish with streetscape upgrades in Oaks Avenue and Howard Avenue by the end of 2018.

    Phases 2 and 3 of construction cannot yet be fully planned and scheduled at this time due to a number of factors, primarily related to the timing of private property re-development and the associated developer contributions to fund the public infrastructure upgrades.


    Developing Concepts - Now

    In June 2014, Council engaged Artscape Consulting to undertake research and community consultation to develop a place making strategy for Dee Why Town Centre. The objective of the place making strategy was to identify opportunities to integrate public art elements to achieve the community and cultural objectives of the Masterplan.

    While Artscape worked on the place making strategy, the landscape and urban designers Tract Consultants undertook investigations into the practicality and feasibility of implementing the street and public open space upgrades that were proposed by the Masterplan.

    The objectives include re-newing all public spaces with new pavements, furniture and lighting. Where possible, new and additional plants and street trees will be added to improve the safety, ambiance and compensate for the large areas of heat attracting pavements within Dee Why Town Centre.

    The research and feasibility studies have been completed and the Draft reports are available for viewing.

    View Draft Concept Design Reports by Tract: Volume 1 and Volume 2

    Developing Preliminary Designs - May 2015

    Artscape and Tract are now engaged to develop a Preliminary Design to take to the community for exhibition and feedback during May and June 2015.

    After the public exhibition, the community’s feedback will be considered and Preliminary Designs will be revised and reported to Council. Once the Preliminary Designs are adopted by Council, consultants will prepare the final detailed designs to undertake Phase 1 of the works.

    Detailed Design and Works - mid-2016

    After the public exhibition, the community’s feedback will be considered and Preliminary Designs will be revised and reported to Council.

    On adoption of the Preliminary Designs, consultants will prepare Final Detailed Designs to undertake Phase 1 of the works planned for Dee Why Town Centre upgrades.

    View Phase 1, 2 and 3 Planned Works

    View Phase 1 Construction plan

    We anticipate that Phase 1 construction will commence in mid-2016 with the start of construction of the new Walter Gors park, and finish with streetscape upgrades in Oaks Avenue and Howard Avenue by the end of 2018.

    Phases 2 and 3 of construction cannot yet be fully planned and scheduled at this time due to a number of factors, primarily related to the timing of private property re-development and the associated developer contributions to fund the public infrastructure upgrades.