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 and includes upgrading footpaths, constructing a central median strip between Victoria and Ruthven streets, planting trees, installing new furniture, upgrading street and footpath lighting and incorporating public art elements.
The project is also proposing to introduce a 30km/h speed limit with entry and exit thresholds and new pedestrian crossing points to make the area safer for all users.
The detailed design for the project is being completed from mid-to-late 2020. Early works, e.g. service relocations, may be also be completed this year.
Full construction will start in early-to-mid 2021.
We'll continue to update you as the project progresses. Additional information regarding construction will be shared with you after the detailed design is complete.
Connecting with the community
The 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 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).
As part of the consultation process the community were invited to share their ideas for the future of Russell Street at workshops, pop up consultations and by completing surveys. To find out more about the community consultation process, please download the Russell Street community consultation infographic below.
For more information on the Russell Street Refresh project, please call Council on 131 872 or email email@example.com.