Planning for the future

$30 million infrastructure boost for east Sydney

The City’s 10 year, $1.6 billion budget includes more than 430 projects.


The City of Sydney is investing $30 million in major projects to improve the public domain across the city’s east.

Projects include an upgrade of the drainage system on Victoria Street, Woolloomooloo, to address potential flood risks. Cutler Footway and Burton Street viaduct will be restored, along with upgrades of local parks and green spaces.

More than 430 projects form part of the City’s 10 year, $1.6 billion budget. The budget includes new and renovated facilities for communities and businesses across the local area.

Some of the projects in the City’s east over the next 10 years include:

  • improvements to James Hilder Reserve in Surry Hills
  • construction of a new park on Palmer Street in Darlinghurst
  • upgrade of the Reginald Murphy Activity Centre in Kings Cross.

Among the major citywide projects to be delivered over the next 10 years are:

  • $324 million for public domain improvements, including footpaths, roadways and paving
  • $319 million to upgrade the City’s parks and green spaces
  • $273 million on Green Square infrastructure and projects
  • $216 million on various enhancements to community, cultural and recreational properties
  • $78 million on cycleways, providing bike riding connections between important destinations
  • $22 million on childcare facilities across the city.

Published 17 May 2018, updated 14 February 2024

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