Granville Streetscape Upgrade (Russell Street)

Location: Granville, NSW
Project type: Project Management
Budget: $1,600,000
Status: Completed
Organisation: Cumberland Council

A tributary of Granville’s main street, Russell Street is important to Granville. Its historical and architectural significance is highlighted by Victorian style terrace homes and bookended by the Granville Town Hall and the Young’s Building (examples of Victorian Free Classical style and Federation Period Arts and Craft style respectively).

Previously, Russell Street suffered from an asymmetrical aspect. A tangle of powerlines, decaying asphalt footways and aluminium street furniture belied the beauty of its heritage sandstone kerbs.

The recent upgrades now unify and distinguish Russell Street as a colourful cultural precinct with high historical value for the community. The new design incorporates early nineteenth century materials, sourcing heritage sandstone and reconstructing footpaths using bluestone and recycled bricks. We strengthened views to significant heritage buildings by applying Victorian planting and design, echoing the street’s original design intentions. The installation of Victorian inspired street furniture and lighting adds to this celebration of local history.