Station Street Renewal

  • Project typeStreet Renewal Works
Station St, Bowral

Council is proposing to carry out renewal works along Station Street in Bowral. The proposed works include construction of new road pavement, new watermain, kerb and gutter renewal, footpath improvements and the inclusion of new car parking spaces.

The Station Street Renewal Project has been broken into smaller sub-projects including replacing the watermain, renewing the footpath, constructing the carpark and preserving the Camellia Garden.

By breaking the project into smaller components our crews will be able to minimise disruption to businesses, residents and traffic.

Station Street Renewal Budget
  • Water relocation and asbestos pipe-removal - $800,000
  • Pavement rehabilitation - $2,500,000
  • Southern Car Park - $500,000
  • Southern Storm Water Drainage Works - $1,000,000
  • Camellia Garden - $300,000
  • Station Street Car Park North - $40,000 (Design) TfNSW to fund


A new watermain will be installed between Boolwey and Merrigang Streets. Further review of the water alignment is being undertaken and the revised alignment will be finalised based on the location of the various utilities and existing drainage structures. An alignment below the existing main is currently being investigated to minimise disruption with other utilities and construction impact.

Road Pavement

The road pavement will undergo complete reconstruction.

Kerb and Gutter

  • The existing Trachyte kerb will be re-used where necessary by being recut and re-laid on the east side of Station Street (Boolwey to Wingecarribee Streets).
  • New concrete kerb and guttering will be constructed on the western side adjacent to the Camellia Garden around the Pin Oaks.

New concrete gutter will also be constructed on the east side between Wingecarribee and Merrigang Streets.


  • The open channel opposite Banyette Street will be piped and filled in to improve safety.
  • Storm water pits and pipes will be constructed where necessary to divert the water away from the pavement and reduce incidents of flooding and ponding.

Pedestrian Facilities

  • Pedestrian connections are being reviewed.
  • The new footpath on the rail side to complete the missing link from the traffic lights at the intersection with Bong Bong Street to the railway station is included as part of the road pavement tender.

Plants and Trees

  • The Camellia Garden will be restored and enhanced with works to include a site-specific maintenance plan complete with irrigation system.  To protect the camellia plants, kerb and guttering will be constructed adjacent to the planting.
  • All Pin Oaks will be retained and protected with new kerb and guttering.  All street trees will be retained and pruned as required.

Station Street Camellia Garden Restoration and Conservation Project

The restoration and conservation of the Station Street Camellia Gardens is a complex project with most of the work taking place on land managed by Transport for NSW (TfNSW).

The planning for the project will take time to navigate through the various government departments and planning processes.

Works will all be guided under recommendations from relevant industry experts, consultants and contractors including heritage consultants, camellia specialists and irrigation consultants.

In addition, Council is in the final stages of preparing an Environmental Review for TfNSW.

Other works to be undertaken include final irrigation design and installation, installation of power for the irrigation control system, lamp post restoration, levelling of the garden beds and restoration of trachyte stone terraced walls, soil conditioning, fertilising and planting of new camellias.  These works will compromise Stage 2 of works.

Investigations have revealed that power supply to the lamps is non-existent and the original wiring is not serviceable. The potential damage to the root system of the camellias through trenching for the lamp post wiring has ruled this option out and instead, a refurbishment of the original lamp posts with retrofitted solar lighting is proposed to be presented to TfNSW.

Council has also undertaken preliminary investigations into suitably qualified contractors to undertake the restoration of the trachyte stone walls.

The main works are expected to begin in September 2022.


  • A total of nine on street parking spaces will be permanently removed. Six of these spaces were situated on the rail side next to the camellia plants, and three from the eastern side.
  • The existing carpark south of Boolwey Street on the rail side will be extended to provide approximately 38 new car parking spaces for general all-day use.
  • Additional off-street parking spaces are proposed for the 23/24 financial year with an estimated 100 spaces to be provided.
  • The current loading zone outside number 271 is proposed to be relocated 30 metres north.


The proposed works will be staged with the following timelines (weather permitting):

  • South Station Street Drainage Improvements – May 2022 to September 2022
  • New watermain – July 2022 to September 2022
  • North Station Street Pavement and associated upgrades – September 2022 to November 2022
  • Carparking extension – Financial year 2022/23

While Council will endeavour to minimise local traffic impacts, some disruptions may at times be unavoidable. We thank motorists and business owners for their understanding and apologise for any temporary inconvenience.

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Contact details

02 4868 0888


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