Public Domain Master Plan

The Liverpool City Centre Public Domain Master Plan is Council’s 10-year vision to guide the development of public space and pave the way to a greener, more vibrant and active city centre while fostering an 18-hour economy.

Wider footpaths, dedicated cycleways, more street trees and vegetation, public art, better furniture, pedestrian lighting and new paving materials are among the improvements suggested in the plan that will improve accessibility and amenity.

The plan provides a cohesive approach to development in the city centre and a useful set of standards for Council, private developers and local businesses, with 76 Council projects in the pipeline to provide meaningful work during construction.

Developed after extensive consultation with the community, government agencies and businesses, the master plan provides a list of the public infrastructure to best support the vibrant economy of Sydney’s third CBD as Liverpool attracts more residents, workers and visitors.

The Liverpool City Centre Public Domain Master Plan was adopted unanimously by Councillors at the 24 June 2020 Council meeting.

Click here to download a copy of the Liverpool City Centre Public Domain Master Plan.

Current master plan projects

Artist's impression of Council's long-term vision for Railway Serviceway once tactical urbanism interventions have been installed.
Artist's impression of Council's long-term vision for Railway Serviceway with tactical urbanism interventions. 

Council developed tactical urbanism ideas as part of the Liverpool City Centre Public Domain Master Plan and a related design study for the Railway Street precinct, which when installed in Railway Serviceway will help regulate vehicle speeds to the sign-posted 10km/h limit, improving pedestrian safety and providing opportunities for other uses as a new shared public space.

The tactical urbanism concept design includes simple elements that can be constructed without impact on the traffic and service functions of Railway Serviceway. The concept design includes the following proposed elements:

  • Painted surface treatment delineating vehicle and pedestrian areas;
  • Potted plants and trees for increased greenery, shade and colour;
  • Temporary shade umbrellas;
  • Seating opportunities; and
  • Public art elements.

Click here to view the general arrangement plan for works will be delivered by the end of 2020 as part of this project, which has been funded through the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment's Places to Love program.

What is tactical urbanism?

Tactical urbanism is the temporary installation of flexible low-cost projects to advance long-term streetscape outcomes that can improve street safety and increase the use of public space. Tactical urbanism allows for low capital expenditure to trial long-term streetscape improvements, support places for people and allow for local business to potentially engage more with shared use of street environments.