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Have your say: Proposed names for 2 lanes at 180 George Street Sydney

Crane and Cabinetmaker places are a nod to the site's past.

The lanes are currently within private property but will be handed to the City of Sydney to manage when the development is complete.

Crane Place

It’s proposed the historic name of Crane Place be reinstated on its east-west alignment from Pitt Street. The original name evolved from the long-established GE Crane & Sons showroom and works. The importer and manufacturer of building materials and hardware, steam marble and slate works sat where the lane is located.

Cabinetmaker Place

It’s proposed the lane with a northeast-southwest alignment recognises the evolution of Sydney's original Chinatown around lower George Street and The Rocks from the 1850s to the 1880s. Chinese cabinetmakers had workshops from 164 to 192 George Street during this time.

The proposed name recognises the contribution of Chinese cabinetmakers manufacturing furniture in Sydney and celebrates the multicultural history of the city.

You can find out more and give feedback on this proposal by 5pm on Thursday 20 October.

Next steps

Following community consultation, we will report all feedback to Council. If Council approves the proposed names, they will be assessed by the Geographical Names Board of NSW through its formal application process.

Published 26 September 2022