Proposal to extend the George Street pedestrian boulevard – Hunter Street to Essex Street, Sydney
Project Status: Closed
Contributions to this consultation are closed.
The proposal was approved by Council on 12 December 2022. You can view the council report online (refer to item 8.6). View information on the works.
Why we’re doing this
The City of Sydney and the NSW Goverment invite your feedback on our proposal to extend the pedestrian boulevard of George Street from Hunter Street, Wynyard to Essex Street.
This proposal builds on the success of the completed George Street boulevard between Hunter Street and Rawson Place. It will include:
- 5,900m² of new pedestrian space
- wider footpaths by restricting through traffic
- up to 20 new trees
- new street furniture.
This proposal will see our vision of a fully pedestrianised George Street from Circular Quay to Central a step closer, with over 20,000m² of former roadway reclaimed for people.
What we’re doing
Proposed changes to traffic arrangements along George Street include:
- removing access for vehicles in George Street between Hunter Street and Essex Street
- closing the intersections of Hunter, Margaret, Bond and Jamison streets with George Street
- introducing turn restrictions at the intersections of George Street and Bridge Street
- southbound traffic on George Street from The Rocks will be required to turn right at Essex Street.
You can find full details of the traffic changes in George Street and its surrounding streets in the concept design and local access plan.
Proposed traffic and access arrangements.
Addresses impacts of the proposal and how they will be managed.
We will consider all feedback and report to the Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee at its meeting at 10am on Thursday 8 December 2022.
Members of the public are welcome to attend and address the committee. If you would like to address the committee, you will need to register by 5pm on Monday 5 December 2022. Contact Claudia Calabro on 02 9265 9333 or at [email protected] to register.
How you can give feedback
Consultation closes at 5pm on Wednesday 16 November 2022.
You can give feedback in the following ways.
Complete our online survey
Talk to us
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 submission.