Surry Hills, East Redfern
Although the fashion industry has played a long-standing role in the Surry Hills economy, business opportunities in this area are arising for creative start-ups and dining/café businesses.
The City of Sydney plans for an Oxford Street Cultural Quarter where we will reinvigorate the area's traditional focus on art, design and other creative pursuits. Under our plan, this area will become more affordable for creative start-ups.
Hospitality is another industry that is booming here as the area becomes increasingly popular for dining and drinking. Crown Street has a busy dining, café and pub scene, with plenty of late-night options.
There are many pubs, bars and restaurants on Bourke and Cleveland Streets and a number of small bars closer to Central Station.
In terms of employment in the area the rag trade has given out to the media and creative industries, which now employ more people than any other sector in this part of town – accounting for more than 20% of all businesses here.
Other big employers include the professional and business-services sector and government.
Jobs are concentrated close to Central Station, where there is a higher incidence of multi-storey office space.
Residential living is also thrown into the mix with approximately 22,000 people living here. This is expected to increase to roughly 23,800 by 2030 – a relatively low rate of population growth for Sydney.
Business Precinct Coordinator
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Surry Hills Business Alliance
Chairman: Brian Adams02 9318 email@example.com
Surry Hills Association
Melinda Tually0412 009 firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: Tuesday, 21 May 2013