Archer/Mint Street Design Project

Consultation has concluded


The Town has been working to plan the upgrade and improvement of Archer and Mint Street. With your help, we have developed a draft concept design and we want your feedback.

In March 2020, community consultation revealed that community priorities for the project should be to create a streetscape that improves walk ability and vibrancy around local businesses while improving shading and tree canopy coverage wherever possible. We have developed a draft design to address these priorities while improving safety and accessibility for all users of the street.

What is happening now?

Consultation period has closed and submissions received are under review by the project team. 75 responses were received.

How can I get involved and find out more information?

  • View the documents in the document library
  • Ask a question and we will respond
  • Contact the Town on 08 9311 8111


The Town has been working to plan the upgrade and improvement of Archer and Mint Street. With your help, we have developed a draft concept design and we want your feedback.

In March 2020, community consultation revealed that community priorities for the project should be to create a streetscape that improves walk ability and vibrancy around local businesses while improving shading and tree canopy coverage wherever possible. We have developed a draft design to address these priorities while improving safety and accessibility for all users of the street.

What is happening now?

Consultation period has closed and submissions received are under review by the project team. 75 responses were received.

How can I get involved and find out more information?

  • View the documents in the document library
  • Ask a question and we will respond
  • Contact the Town on 08 9311 8111
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • If this is passed by council, when do you propose works would begin and how would these works align with the rail removal works?

    councillorronhhdapotter Asked 29 days ago

    If the plan is passed by council following the public comment period, the project will be on track to move into the first stage of detailed design. The first stage is currently scheduled to be the Carlisle Town Centre area between Raleigh and Mars St in Carlisle. Depending on funding availability, the Town will aim to begin construction in the 2021/22 financial year for stage one.

    The date for construction on the level crossing removal project is uncertain at the moment. The Town is working closely with METRONET to ensure any works on the rail corridor and Archer/Mint Street are aligned and properly coordinated. 

  • I have a few: It looks like the area for cycling is sometimes protected in an intermittent way and at other times completely not protected (for example, near intersections). Is that correct?; what kind of trees are proposed for this upgrade? (assuming that some will be added); it looks as though the areas for cars to stop and give way at various intersections maximise visibility, thereby encouraging vehicles to continue through, rather than encouraging them to slow and stop through design. Can this be explained? Thank you

    Trinity Asked 29 days ago

    The design will enable a large increase in the number of trees and has created additional space for trees along the entire stretch of Mint and Archer Street. The species of trees selected for the street is likely to be determined by the urban forrest implementation working group which is made up of community members and Town staff. 

    Regarding the bicycle infrastructure, some areas are protected by a physical barrier that will have space for trees and vegetation. In the commercial areas, the width of the sidewalk has been increased and the design will encourage cyclists to use these areas while allowing more confident cyclists to use the road in an environment that facilitates shared use of the street and slower vehicle speeds.

    The design has placed dedicated pedestrian crossings at the intersections of Bishopsgate/Archer and Beatty/Mint. Between Raleigh st and Mars st, the design facilitates slower vehicle speeds where pedestrians feel safer and more comfortable crossing the street at any point. The crossings near Bishopsgate street will be in a slower speed environment where the intersection and road width is tighter and safer for pedestrians. At the intersection of Beatty ave, pedestrian crossings have been provided to allow pedestrians, specifically school children, to cross safely. This section has been carefully considered to enable safer and slower vehicle movements during school drop off and pick up times to ensure pedestrians are prioritised. 

  • Will you be increasing parking?

    Sandro Asked 27 days ago

    The Town does not intend to increase the total number of on-street parking bays as part of this project. Should the design proceed, the parking bays within the Carlisle Town centre area may be reconfigured to allow for tree planting but the Town does not intend to remove this parking. In the other residential areas, some parking has been removed in the design to improve tree canopy coverage allow for better pedestrian and bicycle accessibility.

  • When do we see more of the finer details of the plan? New lighting? Tree/plant species? Paving options both path and road? What type of street furniture etc.

    Peter Melrosa Asked 29 days ago

    Hi Peter

    The finer details are worked through in the detailed design phase. This is where much of the details are considered around what services need to be moved or replaced during construction. Regarding tree plant species, this is likely to be determined by the urban forrest implementation working group which is made up of community members and town staff and will be determined closer to the construction stage. 

    The first stage of detailed design is on track to be undertaken this financial year.

  • Could the Town please provide a more up to date and detailed map for the purpose of this survey?

    Chris Uphill Asked 5 months ago

    Unfortunately, the map in the FAQ's section of this page is the only map available at the moment.

    But if you have any questions about the street I would be happy to discuss it with you (9311 8111).

    Kind Regards 

    Caden - Place Leader

  • When is the railway road crossover planned for Archer and Oats streets

    Vincent Asked 5 months ago

    The State Government's METRONET Level Crossing Removal project includes the removal of the Archer/Mint Street level crossing at the rail line. While both the State and Federal Governments have committed to funding the project, the details of how and when this will occur is unclear. However, the Town is working closely with the state government to inform a business case being prepared by METRONET and is advocating for the rail to be lowered underground. 

    While the specifics of the project is unclear at the moment, construction is likely to begin within the next two to four years. Therefore, the Archer/Mint Street design will need to consider the design options available to accommodate changes to the level crossing.