Current projects

Sydney Road upgrade - a high street beyond The Corso

Atrists Impression

Manly Council is upgrading Sydney Road from Belgrave Street to The Corso to create a new pedestrian friendly “high street” in the Manly CBD.

The upgrade will help attract a greater mix of retail and dining, making Manly more economically resilient and competitive. It will also provide more open public space for locals to enjoy beyond The Corso.

Work began in September 2015 and is being carried out in stages to minimise the disruption to businesses and residents.

The upgrade will include:

  • Upgrade of paving and drainage
  • Landscaping and tree maintenance
  • Improved public seating and gathering places
  • Improved street and feature lighting
  • Upgraded street signage
  • Closing Sydney Rd from Central Ave to Whistler Street to through traffic (delivery vehicles allowed at certain times - see below).

Progress Update

  • Sequence One is complete
  • Sequence Two is due to commence after Easter 2016

*Please note that the works may be delayed by inclement weather.

Construction sequencing

The construction of the project will occur in sequences One, Two and Three from Whistler Street to The Corso. Sequence Two to commence after Easter 2016. 


Delivery vehicle information during construction

During construction delivery vehicles are permitted as shown below. 


Where can I park during construction? 

Below is an area map showing current loading zones, accessible parking and customer parking spaces available to minimise disruption to businesses and residents. 

parking options

Permanent traffic changes

Sydney Road has closed from Central Avenue to Whistler Street.

Central Avenue and Henrietta Lane will become two-way cul de sacs. Access to these streets will be limited to vehicles under six metres and prioritised for loading zones.

Delivery vehicles will be permitted to drive on Sydney Road between Henrietta Lane and Central Avenue and down Market Lane between the hours of 5am and 8am only to service the shops and businesses located along this stretch.

Delivery Vehicles - Only during delivery period from 5am - 8am


Project team





Manly Council


Construction Project Manager

Peter Dickson, Manly Council

Architect plans

The plans for the Sydney Road upgrade by local architect firm CHROFI are available below