City Centre Revitalisation

We’re trialling new short-term projects in response to our community’s call for more colour, seating and a contemporary look to our city centre.

As part of our focus on creating a City Centre for people, we’ve launched three creative wayfinding pilot projects to help people find their way around our city. Pilot projects are a way of responding to community ideas, trying out new things and quickly improving a space. We want to find out whether you think they’ve been successful.

Located in Globe Lane, Lower Crown Street, and the western end of Crown Street (between Atchison and Keira Streets), the projects include:

  • Globe Lane
    Four islands of modular seating, artificial turf and coloured paving graphics have been installed, allowing visitors to Globe Lane to sit and spend time on the ‘islands’ we have created.

  • Western Crown Street
    Titled 'The Shape of Things to Come', this wayfinding project includes four triangular coloured columns made of coloured plexi glass and steel, placed between Keira and Atchison Streets. Two of the columns incorporate seats for one.

  • Lower Crown Street
    Spotlights projected into the canopies of the trees at the western entrance to Lower Crown Street near 93 Crown Street (outside the Tourist Information Centre and Wollongong Town Hall). The lighting is programmable, and with both white lighting and coloured lighting sequences.

We’re trialling new short-term projects in response to our community’s call for more colour, seating and a contemporary look to our city centre.

As part of our focus on creating a City Centre for people, we’ve launched three creative wayfinding pilot projects to help people find their way around our city. Pilot projects are a way of responding to community ideas, trying out new things and quickly improving a space. We want to find out whether you think they’ve been successful.

Located in Globe Lane, Lower Crown Street, and the western end of Crown Street (between Atchison and Keira Streets), the projects include:

  • Globe Lane
    Four islands of modular seating, artificial turf and coloured paving graphics have been installed, allowing visitors to Globe Lane to sit and spend time on the ‘islands’ we have created.

  • Western Crown Street
    Titled 'The Shape of Things to Come', this wayfinding project includes four triangular coloured columns made of coloured plexi glass and steel, placed between Keira and Atchison Streets. Two of the columns incorporate seats for one.

  • Lower Crown Street
    Spotlights projected into the canopies of the trees at the western entrance to Lower Crown Street near 93 Crown Street (outside the Tourist Information Centre and Wollongong Town Hall). The lighting is programmable, and with both white lighting and coloured lighting sequences.

Have you spotted these projects around town? Let us know what you think!


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Globe Lane

Globe Lane BEFORE

Globe lane before

Globe Lane AFTER

Globe lane after
Have you seen this project?
Do you think the new paving and seating draw you into Globe Lane?
Will this project encourage you to come to here again?
Do you find the seats comfortable?
Do you find the atmosphere here different from Crown Street Mall?
Have the seats and coloured pavers encouraged you to explore Globe Lane?
Do you think the use of colour and design adds vibrancy to the laneway?
Would you like to see more projects like this in the City Centre in the future?

Lower Crown Street

Lower Crown Street BEFORE

Lower crown before

Lower Crown Street AFTER

Lower crown after
Have you seen this project?
Do you think the new lighting makes Lower Crown St more attractive?
Will this new lighting encourage you to come to here again?
Do you find that the lighting makes the area more welcoming?
Does this new lighting adds vibrancy to the site?
Has this lighting encouraged you to explore lower Crown Street?
Do you prefer the lighting when it is...
Would you like to see more projects like this in the City Centre in the future?

Western Crown Street

Western Crown BEFORE

Western crown before

Western Crown AFTER 1

Western crown after1

Western Crown AFTER 2

Western crown after
Have you seen this project?
Do you think the new artworks make this area more attractive?
Would you consider using one or more of these art works as a meeting point?
Do you find the seats inviting?
Do these new artworks add vibrancy to the site?
Do you think these artworks help to create a clearer pathway along Crown Street?
Do these art works help you to notice businesses that you have previously not noticed?
Do you find the colour scheme of this art work, uplifting?
Would you like to see more projects like this in the City Centre in the future?
Do you understand the wayfinding symbols we have used? (at base of sculpture)