Woollahra Council and the Paddington Business Partnership are working with placemaking consultants Village Well to work with local businesses, traders, property owners and residents along Oxford Street to improve the retail precinct for the benefit of the community. This project is called Activate Oxford St.
Village Well met with local stakeholders in November and December 2013 to share ideas on activating Oxford Street. The suggested activation ideas were integrated into a Draft Placemaking Roadmap Report (PDF, 5.3 MB). The report was open for community feedback until 11 April 2014 and submissions have been considered as part of the final report 'Oxford Street, Paddington Placemaking Roadmap Report (PDF, 4.4 MB)' 20/5/2014. The report contains a number of recommendations for the reactivation of Oxford Street.
Village Well's 'Oxford Street, Paddington - Placemaking Roadmap Report' was considered by our Urban Planning Committee on 28 July. The Urban Planning Committee report can be accessed on Council's website. The Committee's five (5) part recommendation on the Village Well report was adopted by Council on 11 August.
We are now working with the Paddington Business Partnership on the implementation strategy.