Haymarket in Sydney's CBD to receive an update
A makeover is on the cards for Sydney's Haymarket area, with a community meeting to discuss the ...
A makeover is on the cards for Sydney's Haymarket area, with a community meeting to discuss the future of Thomas Street scheduled for December.
Pedestrians will have a better walking experience and there will be new places for public art as the result of the proposed changes, said Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore.
New plans include the closure of Thomas Street between Ultimo and Thomas Lane so that it can be made into a public plaza solely for pedestrians.
"The proposed closure of Thomas Street is an exciting opportunity to develop a new space for the local community in the heart of the city," said lord mayor Clover Moore, who invited Sydney residents and workers to join in the discussions at the meeting.
"I encourage Haymarket's residents, workers and visitors to come along to hear more about what we've got planned and tell us what they want to see in Chinatown in the future," said Moore.
A traditional Chinese sculpture garden is just one of many options being floated as part of the Haymarket facelift.
Haymarket is one of many areas of the city that may get a fresh look thanks to the local authority.
Earlier in November, Sydney City Council marked the beginning of considerable redevelopment work at Green Square by scheduling a massive clean-up of the area's heritage buildings, which will be restored as part of a major regeneration plan.