Notice of temporary closure of George Street, Hunter Street to Bridge Street

We will temporarily close George Street between Hunter Street and Bridge Street from 9 January 2023.

Project Status: Planned

What we’re doing

The City of Sydney together with the NSW Government, will temporarily close George Street between Hunter Street and Bridge Street from Monday 9 January 2023.

We will add colour and seating to the space during summer to encourage people to use the are and support local businesses.

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

  • closing the remaining northbound and southbound traffic lanes on George Street, between Hunter Street and Grosvenor Street
  • closing the intersections of Margaret, Bond and Jamison streets with George Street
  • banning the right turn from Hunter Street into George Street, only allowing left turn for local access into De Mestre Place 
  • changing traffic direction from one-way to two-way on Bond Street and Jamison Street
  • changing the direction of vehicular flow at Wynyard Lane from southbound to northbound
  • changing traffic direction from two-way to one-way eastbound on Wynyard Street, between York Street and Wynyard Lane
  • changing traffic direction from two-way to one-way westbound on Margaret Street, between York Street and Wynyard Lane
  • removing right-turn restrictions from Margaret Street (eastbound) into York Street
  • introducing a left turn into Jamison Street from York Street.

Local access to properties will remain.

Map: George Street temporary closure – proposed changesPDF · 655.51 KB · Last modified
Map: city centre preferred driving routesPDF · 311.93 KB · Last modified
Local access planPDF · 855.33 KB · Last modified

Why we’re doing this

We propose to make these changes permanent, along with our proposal to complete the pedestrianisation of George Street from Circular Quay to Wynyard.

We invite your feedback on this proposal from 10 October 2022 to 10 November 2022.