Stewart Kembla Streets Traffic Lights

To address an increasing pedestrian safety concern, Wollongong City Council is proposing to install traffic lights at the intersection of Stewart Street and Kembla Street, Wollongong. A concept design has been created and we are now presenting to the community.

In recent years there has been a sizable increase in reasons for pedestrians to cross the intersection of Kembla and Stewart Streets. Although considered an advantage in maintaining vehicle movement, roundabouts are less than ideal for pedestrians, especially for more vulnerable groups.

The Woolworths expansion on one corner compliments the construction IRT has undertaken on the opposing corner of an eight story building with 75 extra apartments. This will increase pedestrian use significantly, particularly by people less able to navigate busy vehicular traffic.

Pedestrian counts in 2015 revealed over 1200 people per day. Vehicle counts in 2015 were from 1500 to nearly 4000 per day and in 2017 were from nearly 9000 to over 14,500 per day. This increase of around 27.5% can be assumed to be at least similar but more likely a greater increase in pedestrians.



To address an increasing pedestrian safety concern, Wollongong City Council is proposing to install traffic lights at the intersection of Stewart Street and Kembla Street, Wollongong. A concept design has been created and we are now presenting to the community.

In recent years there has been a sizable increase in reasons for pedestrians to cross the intersection of Kembla and Stewart Streets. Although considered an advantage in maintaining vehicle movement, roundabouts are less than ideal for pedestrians, especially for more vulnerable groups.

The Woolworths expansion on one corner compliments the construction IRT has undertaken on the opposing corner of an eight story building with 75 extra apartments. This will increase pedestrian use significantly, particularly by people less able to navigate busy vehicular traffic.

Pedestrian counts in 2015 revealed over 1200 people per day. Vehicle counts in 2015 were from 1500 to nearly 4000 per day and in 2017 were from nearly 9000 to over 14,500 per day. This increase of around 27.5% can be assumed to be at least similar but more likely a greater increase in pedestrians.