Better streets and spaces

Final steps for George Street north boulevard

We're closer than ever to linking the 3 town squares at Circular Quay, Town Hall and Central.

george street north pedestrianisation artist impression

Works on permanent street upgrades to George Street north are set to begin next year as we look to complete the pedestrian boulevard on George Street.

These works bring us one step closer to realising our vision to link the 3 future city squares along George Street from Circular Quay to Town Hall to Central station.

The George Street north project has created 4,700m² of new public space in the heart of our city.

The permanent upgrades will include similar features to the works successfully completed along George Street south.

We’ll remove existing kerbs and extend granite footpaths to the light rail corridor.

We’ll also increase seating and plant more street trees while giving street lighting a boost.

The works will take place in 2 stages, with the first stage set to begin by mid-2024.

Stage 1 works

The upgrades will take place along George Street between Wynyard and Essex streets.

  • Jamison, York and Lang streets intersection, including Margaret Lane
  • George Street between Hunter Street and the Grosvenor and Bridge streets intersection
  • George Street between the Grosvenor and Bridge streets intersection and Essex Street
  • From the Grosvenor and Bridge streets intersection between York and Pitt streets, and Harrington Street at the intersection of Grosvenor and Essex streets
  • Wynyard Street and Wynyard Lane
  • Margaret Street between George and York streets.

Current road closures will remain in place. We’re working with businesses and residents in the area to ensure disruption is minimised.

Stage 2 works

Consultation for stage 2 of the permanent works on George Street between Essex and Alfred streets is expected to begin in mid-2024.

Published 30 October 2023