Streets and public places

Streets and public places

Greening our streets

Sydney streets are being transformed with more plant life making it more pleasant and safer for residents, workers and visitors to move around the local area, under 2 City of Sydney improvement programs.

We are boosting standard footpath improvements under our Greening Sydney Plan, with new garden beds, trees and shrubs to soften and enhance the appearance of streets and public places. 

The City has already completed a range of projects – our before and after photographs show how a selection of streets that have been improved – and we have committed more than $75 million to the footpath renewal and public domain landscaping programs over the next 10 years.

Some of the improvements have also been made under our Traffic Safety Plan, targeting areas and streets with high rates of vehicle accidents.

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Roadworks ahead

We’re working hard to upgrade some of the local area’s major streets by making them safer and more inviting, especially for pedestrians and cyclists.

Listed here are some of the major transformations taking place.

Newcombe Street

A welcoming new plaza is being created in Paddington. 

Central Street and Wilmot Street

Works to Central Street and Wilmot Street will make them safer and more interesting for pedestrians.

Cleveland Street improvements

Following positive community feedback we are extending the hedges and paving

Coulson Street pedestrian link

Locals and visitors will be able to enjoy a link between 2 major roads in Erskineville

Foley Street

An important part of revitalising Oxford Street’s cultural quarter.

Central Sydney street upgrades

Footpaths will be upgraded with granite infill and improved lighting will be installed with advanced LED technology.

Argyle Street

Improvement works from Lower Fort to Kent streets will create a link from The Rocks to Barangaroo.

Last updated: Tuesday, 31 March 2015