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Childers Street, Kensington

Keeping the community safe - responding to coronavirus

Construction on large-scale public infrastructure projects has been deemed critical under Stage four restrictions, so works will continue, with strict health and safety protocols in place. Learn more.

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Long term closure - until 2025

Childers Street is currently closed to all traffic until mid-November 2020, with a detour along Derby and Tennyson streets for over-height vehicles making deliveries to the Lloyd Street Business Estate (LSBE) and a small number of Childers Street residents.

Access to businesses and residential buildings will be maintained at all times, and traffic management will be in place as needed to safely guide motorists, pedestrians and cyclists around work areas.

Motorists

Childers Street is currently closed to all traffic until mid-November 2020, with a detour along Derby and Tennyson streets for over-height vehicles making deliveries to the Lloyd Street Business Estate (LSBE) and a small number of Childers Street residents.

During this closure there will be reduced speed limits, school crossing supervision, and traffic controllers along the detour to ensure the safety of pedestrians, residents, cyclists, and other road users.

Long-term temporary car parking has been established at the corner of Hobsons and Kensington Roads to replace the car parking removed from Childers Street.

Map:  – Childers Street long-term closure

Cyclists

The bike path on the southern side of Childers Street is closed, and cyclists are advised to detour via Kensington Road and Altona Street (see above map). Signage is in place to guide cyclists.

Pedestrians

The footpath on the southern side of Childers Street is closed. Pedestrians have continued access to Childers Street and South Kensington Station via the northern pathway along JJ Holland Park.

Trains

South Kensington Station will remain open and operational throughout construction. However, there may be temporary closures at various times. Advanced notification will be provided of any closures or train replacement bus services.

Find out more about construction in Kensington.