Macleay Street, Potts Point streetscape improvement works

We’re making Macleay Street, Potts Point safer for people walking, helping calm traffic, and improving the streetscape.

Project Status: In progress

What we’re doing

The work on Macleay Street follows consultation with local residents and businesses to develop the design.

Works will make the area safer for people walking, help calm traffic, and improve the streetscape with more trees and plants.

Work includes installing:

  • wider footpaths to provide more space for people walking
  • raised continuous footpath treatments from Orwell Street to Rockwall Crescent
  • a raised intersection at Macleay Street and Greenknowe Avenue
  • new lighting, seating and street furniture
  • more street trees and new garden beds
  • 2 in-lane bus stops on the eastern and western side of Macleay Street.

Detailed designs are available for pavings in side streets:

You can view the final concept design (PDF 4.2MB) for the project. You can also view the full works plan (PDF 3MB).

Artist's impression of people on a sidewalk
Artist's impression of Macleay Street works

The City’s contractor, Sydney Civil Pty Ltd will carry out the work, which started in October 2020 and should take about 18 months, weather permitting.

A service location and investigation program started in mid-September 2020 to identify any buried services in key areas.

Sydney Civil will notify residents and businesses of construction times and dates before works are due to start outside their properties. You can view weekly updates for this project.

Plan of works

Macleay Street Upgrade plans Page 1 of 2

Macleay Street Upgrade plans Page 2 of 2

Final concept designPDF · 4.15 MB · Last modified
Full works planPDF · 13.29 MB · Last modified