Proposal to upgrade Loftus Street, Customs House Lane and Reiby Place, Sydney

We propose pedestrianising Loftus Street north of Reiby Place, paving Customs House Lane, and widening the footpaths in Reiby Place.

Project Status: Under review

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Why we’re doing this

As part of our city north public domain plan, we’re proposing to upgrade Loftus Street, Reiby Place and Customs House Lane.

The proposal includes pedestrianising Loftus Street north of Reiby Place, paving Customs House Lane, and footpath extension works in Reiby Place.

The project aims to improve pedestrian safety, access and amenity, reduce through traffic, and maintain servicing and deliveries for surrounding businesses. The proposal will also provide opportunities for outdoor dining and events.

People walking through the paved area, shaded by numerous trees while others are seated at tables.
Many people are seated at tables while others walk through the paved area, which is surrounded by trees.

What we’re doing

Proposed changes include:

  • timed closure of Loftus Street (north of Reiby Place) and Customs House Lane from 11am to 12pm (midnight) 7 days a week – outside of these hours, Loftus Street (north of Reiby Place) and Customs House Lane will be open as a 10km/h shared zone to provide access for servicing and deliveries
  • introducing a continuous footpath treatment in Reiby Place at its intersections with Loftus Street and Pitt Street
  • planting street trees within the proposed shared zone in Loftus Street.

The concept design and local access plan show the proposed traffic treatments at Loftus Street, Reiby Place and Customs House Lane.

Concept designPDF · 11.97 MB · Last modified

Proposed plan of the new pedestrian areas.

Local access planPDF · 743.37 KB · Last modified

Proposed traffic and access arrangements.

Review of environmental factorsPDF · 1.96 MB · Last modified

Addresses impacts of the proposal and how they will be managed.

Next steps

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 need to register by 5pm on Monday 5 December 2022. To do this, contact Claudia Calabro on 02 9265 9333 or at [email protected].

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Tuesday 8 November 2022.

You can give feedback in the following ways.

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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