We’ve made some temporary changes to The Strand, Dee Why as part of the NSW Governments Streets as Shared Spaces program. The changes are a trial and aim to create safer and enjoyable spaces for people and to provide greater pedestrian and bike access.

The Dee Why trial was supported at the Council Meeting held in May 2021 (Item 13.2). View the project history and community and stakeholder report.

Evaluating the trial

We are now seeking comments from the community on the trial as part of the evaluation process. 

Please complete this quick survey to share your thoughts. Survey link

The trial will be in place until March 2022 and a report detailing the outcomes of the project will be placed on the agenda of the March 2022 Council Meeting for consideration. 

Overview of changes

  • increased space for pedestrians through a wider footpath area
  • increased space for local cafes and restaurant for extended seating areas as the being to open following the recent Covid-19 restrictions
  • seating and plants
  • one-way north bound traffic flow
  • 30kph speed limit in The Strand
  • a two-way cycleway
  • changes to the south-bound bus service and stop (view map)
  • changing the Clyde Road pedestrian refuge to a pedestrian crossing.

We are also carrying out:

  • ongoing traffic counts in 17 locations around the local area
  • rider counts on the two-way cycle way
  • pedestrian movement studies on the pedestrian crossings at The Strand, Howard Avenue and Oaks Avenue.


This project is being funded through the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment's Streets as Shared Spaces to deliver temporary demonstration and pilot projects to support the community and test ideas for more permanent improvements to local streets, paths and public spaces.