Central and Wilmot Streets

Central and Wilmot Streets

Improving city centre streets

As part of our work revitalising laneways, the City of Sydney recently completed our upgrade of Wilmot Street. These works will improve the lane's character, create opportunities for outdoor use, and make it safer and more interesting for pedestrians.

In October 2014 we started improvement works on Central Street, between George and Pitt streets, which include:

  • changing the traffic flow to 1-way eastbound, with entry from George Street
  • raising the road surface level to be flush with the footpath
  • removing the 2 police-only parking spots next to Central Court House
  • making the 2 loading zone spaces for delivery vehicles only (no parking outside of loading zone times)
  • converting the street into a shared zone
  • converting the existing signalised intersection at George and Central streets into a mid-block crossing south of Central Street.

There will be vehicle access to buildings at all times, and the current loading zones will remain.

The work is expected to take 14 to 16 weeks. The City will take all steps to minimise impacts but there may be machinery noise, dust and changed traffic conditions.

Although Central Street will be closed at the works areas, traffic controllers will be on-site to help residents with access to their property. Access to all properties in the street will be maintained. You can download a set of traffic control plans.


For information about the site and its impacts, please contact:

Linda El-Tabar
Community Liaison Officer
0451 519 336

If there is an emergency, please contact:

Marvin Ghanem
Site Manager
0411 141 569

Last updated: Monday, 3 November 2014