Pride in the heart of Sydney's city centre

Work continues as part of our long-term vision to transform George Street into a world-class boulevard.

George Street north will be turned into a giant LGBTIQA+ Pride flag as work gets underway on the next part of our long-term vision for George Street.

This installation is part of plans to activate the area as we undertake the next stage in works to fully pedestrianise George Street, linking 3 future town squares: Central, Town Hall and Circular Quay.

The George Street Pride flag project is part of the NSW Government's Streets as Shared Spaces program.

High-quality road marking paint will turn grey into red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, black, brown, white and pink, with the installation expected to be complete ahead of Sydney WorldPride, which begins in February.

George St shines (Photo by Abril Felman/City of Sydney

Colour-coordinated seating will also be put in place and follows the 2020 transformation of George Street south, which is now a stunning pedestrian boulevard that has given city space back to visitors, business owners and residents.

The project will extend the boulevard along George Street north from Wynyard to Essex Street, creating an extra 5,900 sqm of new space for people walking and socialising. The works mean George Street between Hunter and Grosvenor streets is closed.

New traffic rules include:

  • no access for vehicles along George Street between Hunter and Grosvenor streets
  • the George Street intersections at Hunter, Margaret, Bond, Jamison and Dalley streets will be closed
  • footpaths on Margaret Street between George and York streets will be extended.

Local access to properties will remain.

We’re working with businesses and residents in the area to ensure the impact and disruption is minimised.

George St looking super colourful (Photo by Abril Felman/City of Sydney

Find out more about the George Street road closures.

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