Notice of temporary closure of George Street, Bathurst Street to Rawson Place

Notice of temporary closure of George Street, Bathurst Street to Rawson Place


This notice is open for contributions.

The City of Sydney together with the NSW Government will fast track new walking connections, as part of our response to the Covid-19 pandemic and completing the pedestrianisation of George Street. This will ensure people can get into and around the city while maintaining physical distancing.

For better access for people walking, these temporary traffic changes will take place:

  • extend the existing southbound lane closure of George Street between Bathurst and Campbell streets to Rawson Place
  • close the northbound lanes of George Street between Ultimo Road and Bathurst Street
  • close Campbell Street at George Street, making it 2-way between George and Pitt streets
  • close the westbound lane of Hay Street, between George and Sussex streets
  • make Ultimo Road 1-way westbound, between George and Quay streets.

We’ll also change parking in surrounding streets to improve loading opportunities. Local access to properties will remain.

The temporary closure will be in place from mid July 2020. Temporary barriers and signs will be installed.

The temporary closure is funded by the NSW Government and is being rolled out by the City of Sydney.

The City proposes to make these changes permanent and will soon ask for community feedback.

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How you can give feedback

You can view the plans of the temporary closure and provide your feedback by emailing by 5pm on Thursday 31 December 2020.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

如需口译协助,请拨打131 450致电笔译与口译服务处,你必须提供我们的电话号码02 9265 9333。

통역이 필요하신 분은 통번역 서비스 전화 131 450번으로 연락하십시오. 연결이 되면 저희 전화번호(02 9265 9333)를 알려주셔야 합니다.

ถ้าท่านต้องการล่าม ท่านสามารถติดต่อเราผ่านบริการแปลภาษาและล่ามได้ที่เบอร์ 131 450 ท่านต้องแจ้งเบอร์โทรศัพท์ของเราด้วย นั่นก็คือ 02 9265 9333.

Other ways to give your feedback

We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback.

If you prefer to talk to us in person, please contact the City of Sydney officer listed in contacts.

If you are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

Plans of the temporary closure

pedestrianisation - Proosed changes

CBD Preferred driving routes May 2020

You can also download these maps.

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Key dates

Public notice period
1 July to 31 December 2020

The temporary closure will be installed in mid-July 2020


Kristina Kalnins
Senior Communications & Engagement Advisor
02 9265 9333

Covid-19 response

We’re changing how we consult and connect with our communities in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We know our residents, workers and visitors are focused on social distancing and health and wellbeing, and many are experiencing economic stress.

While how we consult with you may look a little different, we still want to hear from you and provide plenty of opportunities to have your say on the projects and programs that affect you.

Last updated: Wednesday, 1 July 2020