Your feedback on proposed plans to improve Dixon Street, Haymarket

Project Status: Under review

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Why we’re doing this

In August and September 2022, more than 1,150 people shared their ideas for the future of Haymarket. This helped build a community vision for Haymarket.

In August and September 2023, we invited feedback on our proposed Haymarket and Chinatown revitalisation strategy and Haymarket public domain plan. We developed the strategy and plan from the community vision.

What we’re doing

Dixon Street is at the heart of Chinatown and is highly valued by the community, especially for multiple generations of the Chinese community who have many memories of the area.

Our planned improvements reflect what the community told us and balance a respect for the past with contemporary cultural expression.

The proposed improvements include restoring the Chinatown Ceremonial Gates, which were realised in 1980 by the Dixon Street Chinese Committee and the City of Sydney. The gates were designed by the Hon. Henry Tsang.

The draft plans include Dixon Street north, which runs between Goulburn and Liverpool streets, an area not owned by the City of Sydney. We will upgrade Dixon Street south and continue to support the NSW Government to review any needs for improvements in the northern section.

We want to hear your views on our proposed concepts to improve Dixon Street. Your feedback will help shape the revitalisation of this area.

Dixon street public upgrades concept planPDF · 10.19 MB · Last modified
Artist impression of nigh-time public domain. Rows of large Chinese lights hanging in shopfronts. Curved outdoor lights hanging from above. Widened pedestrian strip for outdoor dining and leisure walking.
Concept design: Dixon street public domain upgrade

Project timeline

  • Late 2023: Community consultation – Tell us what you think of the draft concept plans for Dixon Street and the Chinatown Ceremonial Gates
  • Early 2024: Stakeholder Engagement – We will work with key stakeholders to refine the draft concept plans for Dixon Street and the Chinatown Ceremonial Gates
  • Mid-2024: Works begin – We will start restoring the Chinatown Ceremonial Gates and begin early works for Dixon Street

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Wednesday 15 November 2023.

We have a range of ways you can provide your feedback: 

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation’s name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your contribution.

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