City’s north set for major revamp

We’re asking for your feedback to help shape our vision for the area around Hunter Street.

Following the transformation of George Street from a traffic-clogged arterial route to a world-class pedestrian boulevard, we’re looking to take the next step towards our vision for the future of Sydney.

There are significant changes planned for the north of our city triggered by recent changes to planning rules, and the construction of 2 new metro stations in the precinct.

The changes are likely to lead to a larger influx of people into the area and a greater need for the use of public spaces, particularly around Hunter Street.

In light of this, the City of Sydney is looking for feedback on our vision for the area which will allow us to ultimately improve a number of streets and spaces.

These streets include Hunter, Spring, O’Connell, Bligh, Loftus and Gresham streets.

Artist impression of Hunter Street improvements

A pedestrianised Hunter Street, more trees and footpath upgrades are all part of the future of the city’s north, providing necessary space for people walking and other outdoor activities.

We want to declutter and widen footpaths, plant more trees, increase canopy cover and install more seating to create a space that people can enjoy as well as one which connects different parts of the city.

The proposal is part of our city space improvement program, a key element of Sustainable Sydney 2030–2050 Continuing the Vision.

Our program recognises that with more people coming into the city by 2050, the transformation of public space will be crucial to allow people to move, socialise and work together.

Have your say

Join us at an online community briefing on Tuesday 29 November, 6pm to 7pm. Register to attend

Attend a community drop-in session on Thursday 1 December 12pm to 2pm at Customs House lobby, 31 Alfred Street, Sydney

You can also visit our interactive map and provide feedback via email.

Find more details about the project and have your say.

The consultation closes on Monday 19 December.

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