Locals invited to shape the future of Haymarket

Residents and businesses across Haymarket and Chinatown and visitors to the area are invited to share their ideas for its future.

Let us know your ideas for the future – what makes Haymarket special, what you love, and what could be improved.

“As well as recovering from the significant impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, Haymarket is going through significant change, so now is the perfect time to be part of the area’s recovery and future prospects,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.

We’ll work closely with our communities to create a shared vision and long-term objectives for the unique precinct.

Dixon Street Gates in Chinatown. Photo: Abril Felman / City of Sydney

Sharing your vision for Haymarket

We want to hear from everyone who works, lives, has a business in, or visits Haymarket.

Your answers will help create a vision and future outcomes for Haymarket.

To capture our communities’ ideas and suggestions, we’re hosting a Haymarket community forum on Wednesday 24 August.

Held at Sydney Town Hall, residents and businesses are invited to this open discussion about future ideas for the area. You can also learn more about the City of Sydney’s plans and support for business.

If you can’t make it, you can also have your say at our pop-up stalls throughout Haymarket in September or complete our online survey.

In addition to an English-language version, the survey has been translated into the languages most commonly spoken at home by residents in Haymarket: Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Indonesian and Thai.

This consultation closes 21 September 2022.

Haymarket is a unique and distinctive part of Sydney with a special urban character. Photo: Abril Felman / City of Sydney

Support for Chinatown

We have begun the process of detailed research, scoping, design and feasibility studies for a range of ideas for the short, medium and long term in Haymarket.

In recent years, we have worked hard to reinvigorate and support Chinatown with:

  • significant upgrades to local streets and the pedestrianisation of George Street around Haymarket
  • new night markets and other events including the annual Sydney Lunar Festival celebrations
  • public artworks and support for new cultural attractions such as the newly opened Museum of Chinese in Australia
  • an unprecedented program of grant funding for Chinatown as well as precinct activation grants
  • a further $5 million commitment for public domain improvements including along Dixon Street.

Find out more about the City of Sydney’s projects and events in Haymarket and support for business.

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