Russell Street Refresh

Russell Street is an iconic Toowoomba destination with a key role to play in the implementation of the City Centre Master Plan.

The Russell Street Refresh project aims to transform Russell Street into a vibrant, people-friendly destination that enhances the unique character of the area and provides an engaging and inclusive environment that will support business and community growth.

The project covers the precinct between Victoria and Neil streets.


Russell Street Refresh draft plan

A draft streetscape plan for Russell Street, which also identifies opportunities for public art was developed through consultation with Russell Street businesses, property owners, the Toowoomba art community and the wider Toowoomba community from February to June 2017.

The draft plan proposes revitalising the street by upgrading footpaths, building a central median strip between Victoria and Ruthven streets, planting street trees, installing new street furniture, upgrading street and footpath lighting and installing public artworks.

The draft plan for Victoria to Ruthven streets is below (click image to download).


The draft plan for Ruthven to Neil streets is below (click image to download).


Connecting with the community

The draft streetscape plan Russell Street was developed through consultation with Russell Street businesses, property owners, the Toowoomba art community and the wider Toowoomba community from February to June 2017.

As part of the consultation process the community were invited to share their ideas for the future of Russell Street at pop up consultations and by completing surveys. In addition, a Stakeholder and Art Reference Group (SARG) comprised of Russell Street businesses and the art community was established in March 2017. The SARG meets regularly and has been instrumental in guiding the development of the draft plan.

Consultation feedback has indicated a preference for more pedestrian-friendly spaces and indicated support for more trees and shade structures, more seating, traffic slowing, maintaining existing car parks and installing new public art. The feedback also states the importance of maintaining and celebrating the street’s heritage and unique character.

The Toowoomba community was invited to comment on the draft plan from Friday 15 September to Friday 13 October. Feedback received through the consultation was used as input into the final streetscape plan which was presented to Council in late 2017.

The project is now in the detailed design phase.

To find out more about the community consultation process, please download the Russell Street community consultation infographic below.


Further information

For more information on the Russell Street Refresh project, please call Council on 131 872 or email yoursay@tr.qld.gov.au.

Russell Street is an iconic Toowoomba destination with a key role to play in the implementation of the City Centre Master Plan.

The Russell Street Refresh project aims to transform Russell Street into a vibrant, people-friendly destination that enhances the unique character of the area and provides an engaging and inclusive environment that will support business and community growth.

The project covers the precinct between Victoria and Neil streets.


Russell Street Refresh draft plan

A draft streetscape plan for Russell Street, which also identifies opportunities for public art was developed through consultation with Russell Street businesses, property owners, the Toowoomba art community and the wider Toowoomba community from February to June 2017.

The draft plan proposes revitalising the street by upgrading footpaths, building a central median strip between Victoria and Ruthven streets, planting street trees, installing new street furniture, upgrading street and footpath lighting and installing public artworks.

The draft plan for Victoria to Ruthven streets is below (click image to download).


The draft plan for Ruthven to Neil streets is below (click image to download).


Connecting with the community

The draft streetscape plan Russell Street was developed through consultation with Russell Street businesses, property owners, the Toowoomba art community and the wider Toowoomba community from February to June 2017.

As part of the consultation process the community were invited to share their ideas for the future of Russell Street at pop up consultations and by completing surveys. In addition, a Stakeholder and Art Reference Group (SARG) comprised of Russell Street businesses and the art community was established in March 2017. The SARG meets regularly and has been instrumental in guiding the development of the draft plan.

Consultation feedback has indicated a preference for more pedestrian-friendly spaces and indicated support for more trees and shade structures, more seating, traffic slowing, maintaining existing car parks and installing new public art. The feedback also states the importance of maintaining and celebrating the street’s heritage and unique character.

The Toowoomba community was invited to comment on the draft plan from Friday 15 September to Friday 13 October. Feedback received through the consultation was used as input into the final streetscape plan which was presented to Council in late 2017.

The project is now in the detailed design phase.

To find out more about the community consultation process, please download the Russell Street community consultation infographic below.


Further information

For more information on the Russell Street Refresh project, please call Council on 131 872 or email yoursay@tr.qld.gov.au.

  • The Russell Street Refresh draft plan survey has now closed. Thank you to all who completed the survey and had their say on the draft streetscape plan.

    Take our survey to have your say on the Russell Street Refresh draft plan. 

    The survey is open until Friday 13 October 2017.

    Your feedback will be used to inform the final plan before it is presented to Council in late 2017.


    Take our survey to have your say on the Russell Street Refresh draft plan. 

    The survey is open until Friday 13 October 2017.

    Your feedback will be used to inform the final plan before it is presented to Council in late 2017.


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