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Yambil Street Upgrade

The Yambil Street Upgrade is a signature CBD project which will set the standard for future upgrades and beautification of the Griffith CBD precinct.  

The full length of Yambil Street is being upgraded in three stages. Jondaryan Avenue to Kooyoo Street is Stage 1. This will see both sides of Yambil Street refurbished with new water mains, stormwater drainage, road pavement, street lighting, median parking, kerb and gutters, footpaths rebuilt and landscaping.


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Yambil Street Stage 2 Upgrade: Please be advised that kerb and gutter construction on the northern side of Yambil Street Stage 2 will begin Thursday 9 January 2020.

Footpath construction will commence week of Monday 13 January 2020 and will start from the Griffith Hotel corner of  Yambil and Kooyoo Street heading towards Ulong Street (as shown in red on the diagram below).

At this stage only the Griffith Hotel will be affected the week commencing Monday 13 January 2020. Other businesses will be notified as the works progress. Excavation will be done in sections so as to limit inconvenience to businesses and pedestrian access will be maintained during construction. A more detailed schedule will be provided when available. 

Parking: Please be advised Parking Restrictions are now enforced in Yambil Street. Motorists must obey the signage. Please do not park across driveways. There will be unrestricted parking from the Council car park (Next to GB’s Sports) to Kookora Street during this time.

Yambil Street Stage Two Commences

Stage 2 of the Yambil Street redevelopment is now underway in Griffith

As part of these works, Griffith City Council would like to advise that Yambil Street between Kooyoo Street and Ulong Street will be closed from Wednesday 13 November 2019 until Thursday 30 April 2020.

The northern side of Yambil Street (Griff Hotel side) will be upgraded first and the southern side will be open for traffic for the first half of the upgrade.

Detours around the worksite will be available and access for pedestrians will be provided.

A public information session, held Wednesday 6 November 2019 at the Griffith Exies Club, provided around 40 interested residents an update on the work completed to date and future works.

Information presented at the meeting on Wednesday 6 November 2019 is available here Stage 2 Yambil Street Upgrade - Community Consultation

All works are subject to weather, and Council will continue to keep businesses and the community informed as works progress.

Yambil Street Stage One

Griffith City Council rolled out the Yambil Street Upgrade (Stage One) in October 2018 as the first project prioritised from the Griffith CBD Strategy. 

The Yambil Street Upgrade is an exciting project which will rejuvenate an important street in Griffith's city centre.  The project has replaced aging infrastructure and a deteriorating road pavement and is establishing a street tree boulevard with adequate seating and bins along a new footpath pavement. 

The project is fully funded by Griffith City Council, showing a commitment to implement the recommendations listed in the Griffith CBD Strategy.

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Council is planning to decorate Yambil Street - two planter boxes in stage one, and two in stage two will be part of the Yambil Street Art Project. We would like you to nominate your preferred theme.

The top two themes as chosen by the community will then be used create artworks for the planter boxes.

You can have your say at

Please note: The images are for illustration purposes only. The artworks produced will depend on which subjects are chosen by the community.

Parking Arrangements 

Griffith City Council would like to advise that parking restrictions in Yambil Street have been reinstated.

All Yambil Street users should be aware that there is an enforced two hour parking restriction in the designated area.

There will be unrestricted parking from the Council car park (Next to GB’s Sports) to Kookora Street during this time.

Council recently conducted a survey to gauge what the majority of businesses in Yambil Street would like to see regarding parking restrictions while construction continues on Stage 2.  The majority of businesses from Jondaryan Avenue to the Council car park next to GB's Sport voted to have the two hour parking restrictions reinstated.

Community Newsletter

Edition One: 14 November 2019

Edition Two: 4 December 2019

Presentation - Yambil Street Stage 2

Click here to download the Presentation 

Media Releases and Community Updates

13 January 2019 Update
8 January 2019 Update
23 December 2019 Update
13 November 2019 Parking Restrictions
8 November 2019 Yambil Street Stage Two Commences 
11 September 2019 Hot Mix Issue Identified
10 July 2019 Yambil Street Update
5 June 2019 Parking Available in Banna Lane
17 May 2019 Works Continue in Yambil Street
10 April 2019 Changed Traffic Conditions
18 March 2019 Community Update
5 March 2019 Community Update

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Proposed Parking Arrangements

As Stage One of the Yambil Street upgrade draws to a close, Council wishes to advise the following parking arrangements will be in place.

On completion of Stage One, four parking spaces for people with disabilities will be available.

One is at the eastern end adjacent to Mackay’s Furniture, two midway along in the Council carpark and another at the western end adjacent to Bowman Real Estate.

These spaces will be clearly marked with line marking and signage.

The magenta lines shown on the attached plan illustrate the path of travel for people with disabled parking permits.

In addition Council would like to alleviate any concerns regarding parallel parking.

The images attached are examples of how the parallel parking spaces will be line marked.

Once kerbside car parking spaces are line marked, please park within the lines to ensure that door openings for standard passenger vehicles do not hit the kerb.