Pitt Street Mall refurbishment works

New lighting, trees, stone paving and environmentally sustainable design.

Related to Public spaces

Project Status: Completed

What we’re doing

A new overhead catenary lighting system supported by cables attached to buildings was installed late 2012. The lighting system will provide street lights and decorative lights and will be able to support seasonal displays, such as Christmas decorations.

Other improvements include:

  • new stone paving
  • an additional group of trees near Market Street
  • environmentally sustainable design including diverting stormwater off awnings to tree pits, energy-efficient lighting, and the use of sustainable materials
  • 4 new drinking fountains
  • additional seating for resting and socialising.

Why we’re doing this

Our project, in conjunction with the private development of shopping centres fronting the mall, has helped to reinvigorate the strip as a premier retail destination in the city centre.

With more than 65,000 pedestrians each day, Pitt Street Mall is the busiest retail pedestrian precinct in Sydney. The new design better caters for pedestrians, with new stone paving, and additional spaces for sitting, resting and socialising.

The refurbishment supports our Sustainable Sydney 2030 plan by helping create a vibrant and people-friendly city centre that improves and highlights the experience of outdoor city life.

Offical launch of Pitt Street Mall catanery lighting

The Lord Mayor Clover Moore officially launches the Pitt Street Mall catanery lighting.