Record infrastructure budget for Sydney

Record infrastructure budget for Sydney

The City will embark on a record $1.9 billion building and construction program over the next 10 years – our largest-ever capital spending program. These are just some of our funded projects.

Cultural Sydney 

  • $3.9 million for Eora Journey recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, activism and culture.
  • $9 million for new public art in streets, squares and laneways across the city centre.
  • $6 million for Oxford and William street properties activation, including spaces for creative and cultural industry tenants.

Street upgrades

  • $3.9 million for improvements to Argyle Street, the Kent Street underpass and public domain upgrades in Chinatown.
  • $10.5 million for laneways including Abercrombie and Bridge lanes and Tank Stream, Bulletin Place, Hosking Place, Penfold and Lees Court, Central and Wilmot streets, Curtain Place, Little Hunter Street, Hamilton Street and De Mestre Place.
  • $7.4 million for the Crown and Baptist streets upgrade program, including new smartpoles lighting, paving and street furniture, and Cleveland Street garden hedges.
  • $6.6 million on streetscape upgrades for King Street, Newtown and Abercrombie Street, Darlington Village.

Parks, open space and sporting facilities

  • $12.5 million on the Sydney Park water re-use project with the Federal Government.
  • $33 million on parks, open spaces and sporting facilities including Alan Davidson Oval, Sydney Park, Belmore Park in the city, Fitzroy Gardens Playground in Kings Cross, HJ Foley Park in Glebe, Reconciliation Park in Redfern, Victoria Park at Broadway and Perry Park, Alexandria.
  • $12 million for parks at the new Harold Park development and Johnstons Creek Parklands and Stage 5 works to the Glebe Foreshore to extend the current foreshore walk to Wentworth Park.


  • $220 million for the public domain work along George Street for light rail including laneway upgrades and new public art.
  • $64 million on cycleways and shared paths including new links such as stage 2 of the Kent Street cycleway, new connections at Broadway and a new cycleway along George Street through Redfern and Waterloo.
  • $1.76 million for better accessibility throughout the city.

New and improved community facilities

  • $15 million for a new community and childcare centre in Bourke Street Darlinghurst, plus another $40 million for more new childcare facilities across the city.
  • $70 million for new community, health and recreation facilities as well as a state of the art library for Green Square.
  • $7.5 million to make the iconic T2 building at Taylor Square a bicycle and community hub.
  • $8 million for the Juanita Nielsen Centre in Woolloomooloo, including a new recreation area (with more community programs), a new gym, art room, wifi room, barbecue area, streetscape refreshment and improved sustainability.
  • $9.6 million for Heffron Hall Community Centre in East Sydney, including a multi-purpose community facility for out-of-hours school care and a multi-purpose hall suitable for community hire.

Major commitments include:

  • $400 million for Green Square which includes new roads, parks and open space, a new town centre, library and recreational facility and affordable housing.
  • $220 million to transform George Street and connecting laneways as part of the light rail project.
  • $180 million for new and upgraded footpaths, roadways and paving.
  • $55 million for six new childcare centres.
  • $100 million to upgrade the City’s parks and green spaces and sporting facilities.
  • $37 million to integrate the Barangaroo development with Millers Point.

Last updated: Wednesday, 17 July 2013