Business in village centres
The City of Sydney is helping nurture economic development in the 10 village centres that make up the City of Sydney local area. To do this we are developing a new Economic Development Strategy to keep Sydney prosperous.
Local business is essential to our village centres because it provides localised services and employment to our residents, which also reduces the pressure on our transport system and infrastructure.
If you are interested in starting a business or would like support for an existing business, contact the relevant City coordinator in one of the villages listed below. Right now, our coordinators are focussing on the retail, creative industries, tourism and education sectors.
Each of our village centres is unique. They have character and inspire a sense of community.
This section features an overview of each village centre in terms of business opportunities, existing business and who lives and works in the area. You’ll also find contact details for the City coordinator and the local chamber of commerce and/or business association.
Although the fashion industry has played a long-standing role in the Crown Street/Surry Hills economy, business opportunities in this area are arising for creative start-ups and dining/café businesses.
Glebe Point Road
The deregulation of liquor licensing laws in New South Wales has opened up new opportunities for small bars in the Glebe Point Road area. New development will also bring new business opportunities through extra retail and office spaces.
Thought to be the largest redevelopment project of its kind in Australia, Green Square will provide many new business opportunities.
The planned refurbishment of the Sydney Fish Market could provide future retail, hospitality and tourism business opportunities to this area. Until then the creative industries, higher education and research will dominate employment in the Harris Street/Pyrmont area.
Retail and food and drink outlets provide the most dominant business opportunities in and around Haymarket.
Retail, hospitality and entertainment are the main business opportunities along King Street and around Newtown.
Food and drink provides the most business opportunities in the Kings Cross village.
Retail, food and drink, and creative industries provide the largest business opportunities in the Oxford Street area.
New business opportunities will arise as plans to reinvigorate Redfern Street and nearby Regent Street begin. The area is being renewed as younger professionals move in for its proximity to the Central Sydney.
See more help for your business for a listing of City contacts, State and Federal Government organisations, and local associations.
Last updated: Tuesday, 21 May 2013