Randwick Junction Town Centre Review

Consultation has concluded

Thank you to everyone who completed our visitors survey for the Randwick Town Centre review. We had a great response with over 500 surveys completed. The results of the survey can be found here.

Following on from the visitors survey, we also conducted two focus group sessions in March. The sessions were designed to help us build on key themes that emerged from the visitors survey. The summary of outcomes from the two focus groups can now be viewed here.

Randwick Junction is one of Randwick City’s busiest centres, providing a hub of activity ranging from retail andContinue reading

Thank you to everyone who completed our visitors survey for the Randwick Town Centre review. We had a great response with over 500 surveys completed. The results of the survey can be found here.

Following on from the visitors survey, we also conducted two focus group sessions in March. The sessions were designed to help us build on key themes that emerged from the visitors survey. The summary of outcomes from the two focus groups can now be viewed here.

Randwick Junction is one of Randwick City’s busiest centres, providing a hub of activity ranging from retail and leisure services to health, medical and community services. To manage the continued growth and development of Randwick Junction, Council is preparing a Town Centre Strategy to ensure the centre meets the future needs of the community.

We want you to share your thoughts and ideas to help shape the future of the Randwick Junction town centre.

Have your say!

We are seeking your input on how you use the town centre, and what you do and don't like about the centre when visiting.

There are three ways you can have your say, choose one or all options:
1. complete our short 5 minute survey below
2. show us on the interactive map the areas that concern or inspire you
3. share your thoughts on the town centre by contributing to the online forum

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to access the survey, map and forum.

Background information

Randwick Junction has been the centre of commercial activity in Randwick since the establishment of the suburb in the mid nineteenth century, and has retained much of its heritage character, while remaining an important transport hub. The centre has a significant local residential population and workforce, catering to over 46,000 residents and workers within a 1km radius.

The planning framework for Randwick Junction was last reviewed in the mid 1990’s. Key trends and drivers impacting the town centre include the introduction of light rail in 2019, changing demands for retail and commercial uses and services in the area, and continuing growth in the adjoining Hospital and University precincts. It is now time for Council to investigate the future needs of the town centre, to ensure our planning framework is relevant and up to date, and provides for a vibrant and attractive place for people to work, shop and visit.


Issues paper

As a first step in the review process, Council has prepared the Randwick Junction Issues Paper which provides an updated evidence base, including a land use study, development research, a site analysis, and economic, retail and demographic research. It also includes the results of a Heritage Study, which has reviewed the heritage significance of the centre, its heritage items and contributory buildings.

The Issues Paper identifies key issues and opportunities to investigate in planning for the ongoing and future long term success of Randwick Junction.

It responds to key project drivers, including:
1. Relevant state and local planning directions
2. The impact of introducing light rail to Randwick
3. Economic, retail and social trends


Randwick Junction Town Centre Public Domain Strategy

A key recommendation identified in the Randwick Junction Town Centre Issues Paper is to prepare a comprehensive public domain strategy for the centre.

This public domain strategy will identify specific actions to:

· improve the appearance, attractiveness and usability of streets within the town centre;

· respect and enhance its positive character elements and features;

· provide a safe and accessible public domain;

· balance the needs of road users and pedestrians; and

· consider the longer term impacts with the introduction of light rail.

The public domain strategy will form an important component of the overarching strategy for the town centre and its your feedback that will help develop this strategy.

Consultation has concluded
  • Focus group results

    4 months ago
    Focus group map

    In continuing our consultation with the community regarding the Randwick Town Centre Review, we recently held two focus group sessions with local residents. A summary of outcomes from the two focus groups can be viewed online now. The sessions were designed to help build on key themes that emerged from the Randwick Junction Town Centre visitors survey. Participants were involved in a number of activities that focused on getting around, public spaces, and places and buildings.

    Along with the feedback we received from the visitors survey, the focus group outcomes will be used to inform the preparation of a new... Continue reading

    In continuing our consultation with the community regarding the Randwick Town Centre Review, we recently held two focus group sessions with local residents. A summary of outcomes from the two focus groups can be viewed online now. The sessions were designed to help build on key themes that emerged from the Randwick Junction Town Centre visitors survey. Participants were involved in a number of activities that focused on getting around, public spaces, and places and buildings.

    Along with the feedback we received from the visitors survey, the focus group outcomes will be used to inform the preparation of a new draft Town Centre Strategy, which will be exhibited later this year.

  • Survey results now online

    6 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who completed our Randwick Junction Town Centre visitors survey. We received over 500 responses online and in person at our pop-up stands at local shopping centres. We will use the information gained from the community to help develop the draft town centre and public domain strategies.

    The results of the survey can be viewed here.

    Thank you to everyone who completed our Randwick Junction Town Centre visitors survey. We received over 500 responses online and in person at our pop-up stands at local shopping centres. We will use the information gained from the community to help develop the draft town centre and public domain strategies.

    The results of the survey can be viewed here.