Central and Wilmot Streets

Central and Wilmot Streets

Temporary alternative routes for Wilmot Street

As part of the first stage of works we need to temporarily close to vehicles a section of Wilmot Street from George Street to the HSBC loading dock.

You can access the HSBC car park via 2 alternative routes:

  • Northern approach: From the Western Distributor via Harbour Street, left into Goulburn Street and left into Pitt Street.
  • Southern approach: Along George Street via Pitt Street and left hand turn into Wilmot Street.
You can view a map of the alternative routes.


If you have any questions about the work, please contact:

Linda El-Tabar
Community Liaison Officer0451 519 336

If there is an emergency, please contact:

Marvin Ghanem0411 141 569

Improving city centre streets

As part of our work to revitalise laneways, the City of Sydney is improving Central Street and Wilmot Street.

These works will improve the laneways’ character, create opportunities for outdoor use, and make them safer and more interesting for pedestrians.

Works to both streets include:

  • installing high-quality paving
  • installing energy-efficient LED lighting
  • raising the road to the footpath level along the entire laneway.

Changes to traffic are planned for both streets.

Wilmot Street

  • Opening the street to 2-way traffic.
  • Closing Wilmot Street between George Street and the HSBC car park, with removable bollards at the George Street intersection for emergency access.
  • Raising the road surface to be level with the footpath.
  • Converting the street into a shared zone.

Central Street

  • Changing the traffic flow to 1-way eastbound, with entry from George Street
  • Raising the road surface level to be flush with the footpath levels
  • 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.

Work is expected to be completed in late 2014.


Luan Trinh
Project Manager02 9265 9333

Last updated: Wednesday, 23 July 2014