Streets and public places

Streets and public places

Ride this way

For current and completed works on cycleways across the local area, including public consultations for planned projects, visit the Sydney Cycleways website.

Transforming our streets and public spaces

We are working hard to transform our streets and public spaces to make them safer and more inviting, especially for pedestrians and cyclists.

Our works include creating better pedestrian links, installing energy efficient lighting, improving footpaths and greening our streets.

Before we start work on transforming our streets and public spaces, we ask for your feedback about the plans and designs on our Sydney Your Say website. 

Current works

Missenden Road upgrade

We are improving Missenden Road between Parramatta Road and King Street, to make it safer for commuters and people accessing local health care and education facilities.

Burton Street bridge footway

The footway alongside Burton Street bridge between West Street, Darlinghurst and Liverpool Street, Paddington needs to be closed due to safety and maintenance issues.

Foveaux St. improvements

We have started work to improve pedestrian access and safety on Foveaux Street between Mary and Crown streets in Surry Hills.

Renny Lane staircase

We have started an upgrade to the staircase in Renny Lane, Paddington to make the stairs safer and more accessible.

Newcombe Street upgrade

A welcoming new plaza is being created in Paddington and includes space for more market stalls, new plants, park furniture and a large grassed area.

Kent Street underpass improvements

The Kent Street underpass is a key pedestrian and cycle link connecting the city with Millers Point and Barangaroo, which is being upgraded from April 2016.

Regimental Square upgrade

Regimental Square, one of the city centre's important memorial squares, will be upgraded with new seating, street lights and more space for commemorative services and pedestrians.

Bourke Street shared path

To improve pedestrian and bike rider safety, a shared path will connect the Bourke Street and Bourke Road cycleways providing a 7km north–south corridor from Mascot to Woolloomooloo.

Argyle Street improvements

We are improving Argyle Street in The Rocks between Lower Fort and Kent streets to create a better pedestrian link from Circular Quay to the new headland reserve being constructed on the northern tip of Barangaroo.

Chinatown upgrade

The Chinatown public domain plan is being revisited to take into accound recent significant changes in the southern part of the city centre.

Footpath, lighting and traffic signal upgrades

We are improving city centre streets with upgraded footpaths, lighting and traffic signals.

Cowper Wharf Roadway & Greenknowe Avenue

On Friday and Saturday nights from 17 February 2017, the temporary road closures on Cowper Wharf Roadway and Greenknowe Avenue will be removed for a trial period of 4 weeks.

Completed works

Hosking Place & Penfold Lane improvements

We have completed works to revitalise Penfold Lane and Hosking Place in the city centre to enhance the character of the laneways and make them safer and more inviting.

Foley Street works

We have completed stage 1 works along Foley Street, Darlinghurst – an important part of the Oxford Street cultural quarter.

Colbourne Avenue & Lyndhurst Street works

The previously unused intersection has been turned into lush, green space with around 2,000 native plants, 11 trees and additional garden beds.

Cleveland Street hedging

We installed kerbside hedges on Cleveland Street between South Dowling Street and George Street, improving the look and feel of the area.

LED lighting project

Our LED program has been recognised for leadership and innovation and has already saved almost $800,000 and reduced energy use more than 48% per year.

Last updated: Friday, 18 December 2015