Project status: In progress

How you had YourSay

The ACT Government is progressing with design work for a second stage of improvements to Brierly Street adjacent to Cooleman Court in Weston.

A few years had passed since we’d last spoken with the local community, and so further engagement was conducted to gather ideas and feedback from the Canberra community on improvements people would like to see to Brierly Street and the surrounding areas now. The recent feedback was aligned with what had previously been heard, the main themes being more trees and landscaping, improved pedestrian safety and better amenities including lighting.

Thank you to everyone who filled out the survey, visited us at one of our pop-ups at Trenerry Square or emailed us their feedback.

The What We Heard report is now available, summarising the main themes heard during the consultation period.

We are now undertaking further stakeholder engagement to help shape the preliminary sketch plans to be released for broader community consultation in the coming months. Keep an eye on this page or email us at communityengagement@act.gov.au to stay updated on how you can get involved in shaping the next stage of design for these improvements.

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Cooleman Court is a busy, vibrant centre providing a range of shops and services. The centre was developed in the 1970s with the architecture reflecting this period.

Previously we’ve heard Brierly Street is valued for its car parking, easy access to cafes and restaurants as well as its close proximity to bus stops. The local community also told us there is a need for safer walking and cycling opportunities, better spaces for outdoor dining and more trees, landscaping and greenery.

The community were invited to provide feedback not only on improvements to Brierly Street, but also for future improvements on Liardet Street. Noting the safety improvements and construction that has already occurred.

Key themes heard during feedback were:

  • improved amenities along Brierly Street including better seating, wider verges, lighting and more greenery
  • improved pedestrian safety with changes suggested for Brierly Street including wider verges, lower speed limits and safer crossing opportunities
  • more opportunities for outdoor dining, including paving improvements to enable this.

We will use your views to

Feedback received will be used to create preliminary sketch plans for community discussion in mid 2022.

Updates will continue to be provided via this page. If you have any questions about this project or would like to be kept updated on its progress, please email communityengagement@act.gov.au.