It’s the Larkin Place to be

Posted 13 months ago in Community


Work is set to commence at Larkin Place in Camden next week, preparing to transform the space into #theLarkinPlacetobe.

The improvement works, which will begin on Monday 5 September, will trial enhancement throughout the Larkin Place space including:

  • Transitioning Larkin Place into a shared space;
  • Temporary transformation of the entry to Larkin Place (from John Street) into a one-way road, with a colour asphalt treatment and a defined pedestrian path;
  • Improved pedestrian access between Capitol Arcade and St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, through the provision of a colourful path;
  • Adjustments to parking provisions at the school to include two disability parking spaces and kerb extensions;
  • Temporary parklets, extended footpath and public domain infrastructure including tables, seating for outdoor dining, study, and social meeting spots;
  • Installing temporary public art, including 3D artwork; and
  • Installing decorative lighting throughout Larkin Place.

After this work is completed by the end of September 2022, Council will roll out the Larkin Place Activation Pilot Program. This program will be an exciting line-up of events and activities to activate Larkin Place and demonstrate how the revived space can be used in a variety of different ways and for a wide range of people and groups. The program will be delivered through till February 2023.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Therese Fedeli, said the pilot program was identified through the third stage of Council's COVID-19 Community Support Package.

"We’re dedicated to looking for every opportunity to help our community and this project is a great opportunity for us and a big win for our residents,” Cr Fedeli said.

“The activities in Larkin Place will help test, inform and establish a range of exciting uses for our public spaces,”

This project was made possible thanks to the $500,000 in funding Council received as part of the second round of the NSW Government's 'Streets as Shared Spaces' grant program.

For more information, to provide feedback and to see what activations will be part of the Larkin Place Activation Pilot, visit

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