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 Haymarket runs from 19 December 2022 with the remaining events from 23 January 2023.

Event details

Event date* Sydney Streets event
Saturday 21 January
5pm – 10pm
Haymarket – parts of Dixon, Hay, Little Hay and Sussex streets 
Sunday 19 February
11am – 9pm
Darlinghurst Road and Macleay Street – between Bayswater Road and Hughes Street  
Sunday 5 March
11am – 9pm
Glebe Point Road – between Parramatta and St Johns roads
Saturday 11 March
11am – 10pm
Redfern Street – between Regent and Chalmers streets
Saturday 18 March
11am – 10pm

Stanley Street – between Yurong and Crown street 
Saturday 25 March
11am – 10pm
Harris Street – between Pyrmont Bridge Road and Union Street
Saturday 1 April
11am – 10pm
Crown Street – between Cleveland and Foveaux street

*Subject to approval by Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

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 - Haymarket, parts of Dixon, Hay, Little Hay and Sussex streetsPDF · 124.41 KB · Last modified
Site plan - Glebe Point RoadPDF · 2.07 MB · Last modified
Site plan - Darlinghurst RoadPDF · 1.35 MB · Last modified