Traffic Treatment - Raised Median - Morehead Street, Redfern

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Determined




It is recommended that the Committee endorse the installation of a 2.2 metre wide raised median in Morehead Street, Redfern between the points:

(a)       4.5 metres and 30.5 metres south of Phillip Street; and

(b)       6 metres and 49 metres north of Phillip Street.

Voting Members for this Item


Voting Members



City of Sydney



Roads and Maritime Services



NSW Police – Redfern PAC



Representative for the Member for Heffron





The Committee carried the recommendation unanimously.


The City’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 vision includes commitments to increase tree canopy cover by 50% by 2030, to green our City and improve the amenity of our streets. In 2011, Council adopted the City’s Street Tree Master Plan which identifies a range of in-road tree planting sites such as Morehead Street, Redfern.

A raised median on Morehead Street will present a valuable opportunity to increase tree canopy in the street as well as increasing safety by reducing vehicle speeds. Morehead Street has a 40 km/hr speed restriction and previous central medians have been effective in reducing speeds in this street.

Report author: James Lawton

Publication date: 21/02/2019

Date of decision: 21/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 21/02/2019 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

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