Sydney streets program: use of footpath and open space for outdoor dining, extended foyer space and live performance

Village high streets will be transformed into spaces for walking, shopping and dining for one day only from 1 October 2022.

Project Status: In progress

Why we’re doing this

Sydney Streets is part of our community recovery plan, supporting the economic and social recovery of businesses and local communities impacted by the pandemic.

Our aim is to celebrate local neighbourhoods, bring communities together and support our high street businesses. For local businesses, it’s an opportunity to produce in-store activations to help attract customers and patrons to their venues, and potentially extend trading to outdoors subject to availability and approval.

What we’re doing

We called for expressions of interest from businesses along each high street to use public space for outdoor dining, foyer space and live performance. These measures will help enliven our local neighbourhoods and encourage visitors onto the streets to support local businesses.

We consulted with Transport for NSW and NSW Police Force, and gained approval from the Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee for the temporary closures.

The temporary use of footpaths and public open spaces for outdoor dining, outdoor foyers and performance space is in line with the Liquor Act 2007. The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority, Transport for NSW and NSW Police Commissioner have been notified. The 7-day public notification period for all locations runs from 9 September.

Event details

Event date  Sydney Streets event
Saturday 1 October 
11am - 10pm 

Crown Street, Surry Hills 
(between Cleveland Street and Foveaux Street) 

Saturday 8 October 
11am - 10pm 

Harris Street, Pyrmont
(between Pyrmont Bridge Road and Union Street)

Saturday 15 October 
11am - 10pm 
Stanley Street, East Sydney
(between Yurong Street and Crown Street)
Saturday 22 October 
11am - 10pm 
Redfern Street, Redfern
(between Regent Street and Chalmers Street)
Saturday 29 October 
11am - 10pm 

Haymarket – parts of Dixon, Hay, Little Hay and Sussex streets 

Saturday 5 November 
11am - 10pm 
Glebe Point Road, Glebe 
(between Parramatta Road  and St Johns Road)  
Saturday 12 November 
11am - 10pm 
 Darlinghurst Road / Macleay Street, Kings Cross 
(between Bayswater Road and Hughes Street)

Site plans

Site plan - Crown Street, Surry HillsPDF · 9.64 MB · Last modified
Site plan - Harris Street, PyrmontPDF · 395.06 KB · Last modified
Site plan - Stanley Street, East SydneyPDF · 984.68 KB · Last modified
Site plan - Redfern Street, RedfernPDF · 2.8 MB · Last modified
Site plan - Glebe Point RoadPDF · 2.07 MB · Last modified
Site plan - Darlinghurst RoadPDF · 1.35 MB · Last modified