George Street North Pedestrianisation

Project Overview

Transformation of George Street, north of Hunter Street, into a pedestrian-friendly area.

What work is being done?

  • Extended pedestrianised zones at the northern end of George Street between Hunter Street and Bridge Street
  • Open space improvements on George Street between Hunter Street and Bridge Street
  • We will add colour and seating to the space to encourage people to use the area and support local businesses.

For better access for people walking, these traffic changes will take place:

  • closing the remaining northbound and southbound traffic lanes on George Street, between Hunter Street and Grosvenor Street
  • closing the intersections of Margaret, Bond and Jamison streets with George Street
  • banning the right turn from Hunter Street into George Street, only allowing left turn for local access into De Mestre Place
  • changing traffic direction from one-way to two-way on Bond Street and Jamison Street
  • changing the direction of vehicular flow at Wynyard Lane from southbound to northbound
  • changing traffic direction from two-way to one-way eastbound on Wynyard Street, between York Street and Wynyard Lane
  • changing traffic direction from two-way to one-way westbound on Margaret Street, between York Street and Wynyard Lane
  • removing right-turn restrictions from Margaret Street (eastbound) into York Street
  • introducing a left turn into Jamison Street from York Street.
  • Local access to properties will remain.

Construction staging:

The estimated construction period for George Street between Hunter Street and Bridge Street is 9 January to 30 January 2023.

Work hours:

Work will predominantly be carried out at night between 8.:00pm and 5:00am (Monday to Sunday).

We will work to minimise impacts during this time. However, there may be machinery noise, temporary restrictions to traffic parking and changes to pedestrian access. If there is bad weather, our contractors will try to start the work the next day. If unsuitable weather continues, we will update you on any changes to the schedule.

You will still be able to access properties in the street. We will consult with you if we need to temporarily restrict access to progress work.

The safety of our communities, residents and staff is our top priority. Thank you for your patience while we complete these important works.

More information about the George Street pedestrianisation project can be found on the City of Sydney website.

For more information:

Please contact Denise Grant, Community Liaison Officer, Sydney Civil, on 0449 807171or email community@sydneycivil.com

Stage 1: George Street between Hunter Street and Bridge Street

1. We will soon start work on behalf of the City of Sydney to close George Street to vehicles between Hunter Street and Bridge Street, Sydney, creating new pedestrian areas.

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Artistic Impressions

A city street with colourful painted blocks on a road, either side of tramlines.