Traffic Treatment - Landscaped Median Strip - Dibbs Street, Centennial Park

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Determined




It is recommended that the Committee endorse the installation of 2 metre wide landscaped median strips in Dibbs Street, Centennial Park east of Roberston Road between the following points:

·                20.4 metres and 40.4 metres

·                77 metres and 100 metres

Voting Members for this Item


Voting Members



City of Sydney



Transport for NSW



NSW Police – Surry Hills PAC



Representative for the Member for Sydney





The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation.


The Greening Sydney Strategy was adopted in July 2021 and sets a vision for a greener Sydney that will help improve our health and wellbeing, reduce urban heat impacts, and bring nature into the City. The Strategy is made up of six directions and 20 key actions.

Streets account for 23 per cent of the total local government area (LGA). The target for streets as a collective land use area is 39 per cent green cover with a minimum of 34 per cent canopy cover. To achieve the overall LGA targets a variety of measures are defined in Action 1 of the Greening Sydney Strategy. The City has committed to develop policies, programs, and projects to increase the number and type of street gardens, increase the number and type of inroad plantings, plant more street trees and ensure the largest tree species appropriate for the space is planted.

The planting of trees within the road pavement area is an opportunity to increase tree canopy within the street network above that provided by typical planting within the verge. Planting in the roadway provides a range of benefits including traffic calming by narrowing roadway down and reducing speed, opportunity to install trees clear of overhead services, and the maximised shading of large areas of hardstand. As part of this strategy, the proposal to install two raised landscaped median strips in Dibbs Street, Centennial Park will provide space for planting of trees and general landscaping.

Report author: Hassan Choudhry

Publication date: 14/03/2024

Date of decision: 14/03/2024

Decided at meeting: 14/03/2024 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

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