Clovelly and Carrington Road Pocket Park Project

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Consultation has concluded

The final design for the new pocket park on the corner of Clovelly and Carrington Roads was approved by Council at it's meeting on Tuesday 27 September 2022. 

Following stage 2 community consultation, an updated concept plan was reported to Council for approval on Tuesday 27 September 2022. You can read the report here

A number of elements from the initial design were changed based on community feedback, including:  

  • The bike lane has been removed following safety concerns
  • Vines will be planted at the base of the shade canopies and trained to grow onto the structures
  • More trees will be planted to provide natural forms of shade.
  • The pocket park will be lit with compliant lighting to deter disruptive activity from taking place, and will cast light downwards so it won't shine into adjacent property windows.
  • The electrical substation will not be relocated, and will remain in its current location

You can read more about how Council has responded to community feedback in the Council report.

Community consultation:

Randwick City Council is creating a new pocket park on the corner of Clovelly and Carrington Road, Randwick.

After round 1 consultation with community and local businesses we have developed a concept design for the intersection at Clovelly and Carrington Roads. 

You told us it was important that we create a pedestrian-friendly experience while minimising impacts on traffic flows, bus routes, and on-street parking. Your comments have helped us develop a concept design that includes a pocket park with a village atmosphere and streetscape improvements that create a green urban oasis.

Where is it? 

The pocket park will be created in the existing median at the intersection of Clovelly and Carrington Roads. The existing slip lane road will be reclaimed to create a public space for the community and the parking spaces will be relocated ensuring there is no net loss in parking at the intersection. 

Project highlights:

The proposed key features of the draft concept design involve:

  • Green pocket park to create a village atmosphere 
  • Increase in trees and greenery across the whole intersection 
  • Seating encouraging passers by to stop, relax and connect with nature
  • An informal gathering space for the local community to enjoy
  • A multipurpose deck area that can function as a versatile community space
  • Pleasant night time safety and decorative lighting
  • Strategic repositioning of parking to ensure easy access to local businesses
  • Greater separation between pedestrian and cars to increase safety

As part of the design process, traffic surveys were completed between 7:00am and 10:00am, and between 2.30pm and 6:00pm. The AM and PM peak hours were found to occur between 7:45am to 8:45am and 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

The study found that the removal of the slip lane does not significantly impact the overall operation of the Clovelly Road / Carrington Road intersection in both AM and PM peaks and the intersection will continue to operate satisfactorily.

This project is being delivered in partnership with the NSW Government’s Public Spaces Legacy Program.

To have your say and get involved:



  1. Interact with the digital design board to comment on the various design aspects.
  2. Come have a chat with the project team at our pop up. Due to the expected rainy weather, we have rescheduled the pop up. Please note the new date: Saturday 9 July from 9:30am to 11:30am, at the project site (outside 160 Clovelly Road, Randwick).
  3. Make a submission online or send your comments via email to the General Manager via email headed "Clovelly and Carrington Road Pocket Park" to council@randwick.nsw.gov.au or by post to 30 Frances Street, Randwick 2031.

Consultation period: 8 June to 11 July 2022 (extended).

The final design for the new pocket park on the corner of Clovelly and Carrington Roads was approved by Council at it's meeting on Tuesday 27 September 2022. 

Following stage 2 community consultation, an updated concept plan was reported to Council for approval on Tuesday 27 September 2022. You can read the report here

A number of elements from the initial design were changed based on community feedback, including:  

  • The bike lane has been removed following safety concerns
  • Vines will be planted at the base of the shade canopies and trained to grow onto the structures
  • More trees will be planted to provide natural forms of shade.
  • The pocket park will be lit with compliant lighting to deter disruptive activity from taking place, and will cast light downwards so it won't shine into adjacent property windows.
  • The electrical substation will not be relocated, and will remain in its current location

You can read more about how Council has responded to community feedback in the Council report.

Community consultation:

Randwick City Council is creating a new pocket park on the corner of Clovelly and Carrington Road, Randwick.

After round 1 consultation with community and local businesses we have developed a concept design for the intersection at Clovelly and Carrington Roads. 

You told us it was important that we create a pedestrian-friendly experience while minimising impacts on traffic flows, bus routes, and on-street parking. Your comments have helped us develop a concept design that includes a pocket park with a village atmosphere and streetscape improvements that create a green urban oasis.

Where is it? 

The pocket park will be created in the existing median at the intersection of Clovelly and Carrington Roads. The existing slip lane road will be reclaimed to create a public space for the community and the parking spaces will be relocated ensuring there is no net loss in parking at the intersection. 

Project highlights:

The proposed key features of the draft concept design involve:

  • Green pocket park to create a village atmosphere 
  • Increase in trees and greenery across the whole intersection 
  • Seating encouraging passers by to stop, relax and connect with nature
  • An informal gathering space for the local community to enjoy
  • A multipurpose deck area that can function as a versatile community space
  • Pleasant night time safety and decorative lighting
  • Strategic repositioning of parking to ensure easy access to local businesses
  • Greater separation between pedestrian and cars to increase safety

As part of the design process, traffic surveys were completed between 7:00am and 10:00am, and between 2.30pm and 6:00pm. The AM and PM peak hours were found to occur between 7:45am to 8:45am and 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

The study found that the removal of the slip lane does not significantly impact the overall operation of the Clovelly Road / Carrington Road intersection in both AM and PM peaks and the intersection will continue to operate satisfactorily.

This project is being delivered in partnership with the NSW Government’s Public Spaces Legacy Program.

To have your say and get involved:



  1. Interact with the digital design board to comment on the various design aspects.
  2. Come have a chat with the project team at our pop up. Due to the expected rainy weather, we have rescheduled the pop up. Please note the new date: Saturday 9 July from 9:30am to 11:30am, at the project site (outside 160 Clovelly Road, Randwick).
  3. Make a submission online or send your comments via email to the General Manager via email headed "Clovelly and Carrington Road Pocket Park" to council@randwick.nsw.gov.au or by post to 30 Frances Street, Randwick 2031.

Consultation period: 8 June to 11 July 2022 (extended).

Consultation has concluded
  • Stage 1 consultation

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    Randwick City Council is planning on creating a pocket park and undertaking streetscape upgrades. The pocket park will be created in the existing median at the intersection of Clovelly and Carrington Roads with the possibility of claiming the existing slip lane road to create a pedestrian-friendly public space for community use. We are also planning for improvements to the streetscape around the Clovelly Road intersection.

    In 2019, we asked the community to tell us your vision for the Clovelly Road which guided the Council's development of the Clovelly Road Masterplan.

    What we heard

    You wanted a pedestrian-friendly experience while minimising impacts on traffic flows, bus routes, and on-street parking.

    The proposed pocket park will provide more community open space and improved public domain along Clovelly Road, including new pavement, street tree plantings, and furniture that will enhance the area and make the precinct more pedestrian friendly

    Have your say on the Clovelly Road upgrade

    If you live nearby, regularly visit the Clovelly area, or are a local business owner then we want your input into the design of the pocket park. We want you to help us think outside the box. Perhaps you'd like to see an outdoor dining space, a green oasis, or simply a space to enjoy a morning coffee.

    Get involved

    • Take a short survey (survey is closed)

    Consultation period: 30 September to 8 November 2021.