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Sydney's Bulletin Place to get a facelift

On Nov 24 2011
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  • NSW


Bulletin Place, a laneway behind Circular Quay, is getting a facelift which will help to boost the ...

Bulletin Place, a laneway behind Circular Quay, is getting a facelift which will help to boost the appeal of the sought-after Sydney locale.

The decision was announced by lord mayor Clover Moore and is part of an initiative to draw visitors to the city's laneways.

Already prime commercial real estate, Bulletin Place is lined with offices, cafes, restaurants and shops - and is alive with activity. New features such as covered walkways will help to further boost its appeal, Moore said.

The location is close to attractions including the Sydney Opera House, hotels, museums and retail centres.

Special lighting will be installed to showcase the laneway's unique heritage buildings as part of the regeneration scheme, while a unique feature wall will also provide an aesthetically-pleasing improvement.

Moore explained that as part of the Sustainable Sydney 2030 program, residents of the NSW capital will benefit from better opportunities to explore inner-city areas.

Improving the safety of the area is also a priority and the speed limit in the southern section of the lane will be set at 10 km/h as this will be a shared zone between pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.

Aside from practicalities, it seems that a crucial purpose of the renovation is to maintain the personality of the city.

"Bulletin Place overflows with history, from the 1850s home of Mary Reiby - whose face is on the $20 note - to buildings once used by coal merchants, book binders and wine bottlers," said Moore.

The name Bulletin Place was conferred when the iconic Bulletin magazine opened its first office nearby in 1880.



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