Streets as Shared Spaces – Switch on Seymour

  • Project typeTemporary community activations and street improvements
  • Project value$500,000 funded by the NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces program
  • Completion Date31 March 2023
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Laurieton’s town centre is coming alive as a six-month program of activations and temporary changes will transform Seymour Street into a hub of activity and entertainment.

Proudly funded by the NSW Government through the Streets as Shared Spaces program, we have received $500,000 to deliver a trial project to create a vibrant, usable, and active space for locals and visitors within one block of Seymour Street, between Bold and Lake Streets.

The project, Switch on Seymour, will activate the corridor connecting the town centre with the Camden Haven River between September 2022 and March 2023. A site plan(PDF, 2MB) is available for viewing now.

Switch on Seymour looks to create exciting places to visit, stay, connect, and explore within the Laurieton town centre, adding to the town’s character, as well as boosting its economic and cultural profile.

A focus will be on creating places to sit, meet and linger for both residents and visitors, and offer opportunities to discover and connect with the space differently, both day and night, in a pedestrian friendly space.

Expect to see new tree plantings and planting beds, seating, modular parklet structures, increased temporary lighting, water refill station, wayfinding and signage and public art installations.

We’re looking for community organisations, businesses, schools, residents, clubs, groups, aritists, musicans and more to be a part of our activation program. If you want to be involved, please contact community.inclusion@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Activation program

The program spans six months, with each month themed to provide a diverse range of activities that are accessible and of interest to all. The program themes are:

  • October, 2022 - Love Local
    Think supporting and highlighting all things local - food, business, services, clubs, schools, etc.
  • November, 2022 - Health and Wellbeing
    Think mindfulness activities, tai chi, yoga, exercise and nutrition, mental and physical wellbeing.
  • December, 2022 - Christmas
    Ho, ho, ho! Time to spread some yuletide cheer! Carolling, market days, festive gourmet treats and gift ideas.
  • January, 2023 - Children and Youth
    It’s the school holidays! If you have an activity that would be of interest to children and young people, please get in contact.
  • February, 2023 - Arts and Culture
    We are celebrating all things arts and culture in the Camden Haven! Calling all local artists, creatives and performers, we would love to hear from you. 
  • March, 2023 - Open House
    It's our last month in Seymour Street so make sure you check it out before it goes! 


Streets as shared spaces program

The NSW Government's Streets as Shared Spaces Program is designed to projects that test improvements to streets and public spaces.

Projects funded under this program, like Switch on Seymour look to:

  • make public spaces safer, more accessible, active, and increases footfall
  • drive connections with people and to place
  • foster innovation and collaboration with sectors and community
  • strengthen the amenity and economic vitality of a high street and surrounding area. 

Seymour Street was chosen as the preferred location for this scheme as: 

  • the location and orientation offers views to North Brother to the west, and the Camden Haven estuary to the east
  • the street section is just around the corner from Bold Street, the main commercial street
  • businesses will benefit from increased pedestrian traffic
  • Seymour Street was identified in the Laurieton Town Centre Master plan as a preferred location for a temporary streetscape upgrade.

Project timeline

Activity Timing
EOI for activations open Friday 5 August, 2022
EOI close Friday 26 August, 2022
Switch on Seymour program begins Friday 30 September, 2022
Program concludes Friday 31 March, 2023

 

 

Location

Seymour Street, Laurieton 2443  View Map

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