We’re upgrading Cronulla Town Centre starting with the Plaza in Winter 2023.  Our Stage 2 work will refresh the Town Centre between Kingsway and Purley Place.

Cronulla Street, Cronulla - Town Centre, Pedestrian Mall.

Project timeline

Project start:  January 2019

Expected completion: December 2024

Project background

We’re excited to update our community that a refresh of Cronulla Town Centre is starting in Winter 2023. The first stage of work will be the Plaza upgrade. This work will extend from Purley Place to the Town Square (amphitheatre area) and be completed by December 2023 weather dependant).

Following the Plaza upgrade, work will start in the Town Square (amphiteatre area), extending from the amphitheatre to Kingsway. This work will start in Winter 2024.

Consultation with our community

Council consulted with the local community about the Cronulla Town Centre Upgrade in 2020. This consultation followed the endorsement of the Cronulla Town Centre Public Domain Masterplan in 2018.  Find out more here.

Early stages of the Town Centre Upgrade that have now been completed are Ocean Grove (completed 2018) and Kingsway upgrade (completed 2022).

Project Scope

The Plaza upgrade work will provide a refreshed space that is comfortable, safe and inviting for people to shop, stroll, gather and meet.  The work includes:

  • New paving
  • Seating options throughout the plaza
  • Improved lighting
  • Two new destination playgrounds
  • New trees in a variety of species.


Access to businesses, pedestrian and emergency access will be maintained at all times during the work.

We will advise affected business owners / operators about the work.

We appreciate your patience while we carry out this important upgrade work to improve Cronulla Town Centre.


This project is fully funded by Sutherland Shire Council.

Artist Impression - aerial view of northern Playspace Artist Impression - Northern Playspace
Artist Impression - Central outdoor dining with tables Artist Impression - Central Outdoor Dining
Aerial render of Cronulla Plaza upgrde Artist Impression - Cronulla Plaza Forecourt
Artist Impression of Southern Playspace with shade structures Artist Impression - Southern Playspace

Information updates

Frequently Asked Questions

Council has been working towards an upgrade of Cronulla Plaza for some time. Work completed in 2018 within Ocean Grove was an early stage and is the best indication of what a ‘refreshed’ Cronulla Plaza will look like. We are excited the upgrade work will start in Winter 2023. It will provide a refreshed space that is comfortable, safe and inviting for people to shop, stroll, gather and meet. The work includes new paving, seating, improved lighting, new trees and two new play spaces that cater to different age groups.

The upgrade of the Cronulla Town Centre will happen in stages, some have already been completed:

Stage 1 – Ocean Grove Upgrade – Completed 2018

Stage 2A – Kingsway Upgrade – Completed 2022

Stage 2B – Cronulla Plaza – Winter 2023

Stage 2C – Cronulla Town Square – Winter 2024.

At Council we only remove trees when needed, as keeping a ‘green’ Sutherland Shire is important to us and our community.

We have had an arborist assess all trees in the plaza. Existing trees were found to be stunted due to the outdated root management measures in place.

We are replacing all trees and there will end up being more trees in the Plaza than there is now. The replacement tree species comprise of a range of native, evergreen and deciduous species suitable to the plaza and town square environment. All new trees and palms will be planted to fit in with new circulation (pedestrian and vehicular) requirements and to provide long term shade and amenity to the plaza. They will be planted with current best practice root management systems and have both short-term irrigation for establishment and long-term passive irrigation from surrounding drainage to ensure they reach their full long-term potential.

Play areas have been a feature of Cronulla Plaza since the last redevelopment in the 1980s. As part of the community consultation completed in 2020, it was identified that there was an overwhelming desire from the community for traditional play within the Plaza.

Events usually held within the Cronulla Town Centre will be relocated to other locations within the Sutherland Shire during construction.

More information on upcoming events can be found by visiting the council website


Absolutely! Safe pedestrian access within the plaza will be maintained at all times during the work. Council encourages the public to continue to support local businesses and enjoy Cronulla Plaza as you usually would.

The existing public toilets located within the Cronulla Town Square will be available to the general public throughout the plaza upgrade.