Planning works to improve Woolloomooloo

An important part of the 2030 in Your Village project, which also looked at 9 other key areas.

Project Status: In progress

What we’re doing

Diversity and equality

Woolloomooloo is one of the most diverse suburbs in the city’s east. 

Put together thanks to input from locals and business owners, an improvements plan focused on Woolloomooloo's future. The Woolloomooloo improvements plan is an important part of the 2030 in Your Village project, which also will take a look at 9 other key areas.

Here are some of the major improvements for Woolloomooloo.

Parks and streets

  • Bourke Street's cycling path, wider footpaths, new street furniture and gardens.
  • A community garden in Bourke Street Park with a men’s shed proposed.
  • New pavers and landscaping for Forbes Street.
  • An upgrade for Wulla Mulla Park, including improving the public toilet block and new furniture and public art projects.
  • Fresh traffic management put in place, including new pedestrian crossings.

Public services and facilities

  • Increased street cleansing.
  • Better waste management, including more recycling bins in the area.
  • Cowper Wharf Roadway closure on Friday and Saturday nights to address car hoon activity.
  • Promote activities at the Juanita Nielsen Community Centre, including children’s and youth programs and more services for older adults.

Homelessness and public housing

  • An agreement with Housing NSW and regular meetings for public housing tenants to speak with us, Housing NSW and the police.
  • A public housing liaison officer to help public housing tenants with matters concerning us and Housing NSW.
  • A biannual street count of rough sleepers to find out how well homelessness programs are working.
  • Dedicated homelessness services including an outreach program to help people who are homeless move into permanent accommodation.