Burton and Palmer streetscape upgrade

Consultation has concluded

The City of Sydney is improving the intersection around Burton and Palmer streets, Darlinghurst to make it safer, easier to use and more appealing.

East Sydney’s cultural and creative hub is home to the Eternity Playhouse, the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre (formerly known as Heffron Hall), Albert Sloss Reserve and nearby public spaces including Taylor Square, Oxford Square, Oxford Street and the Bourke Street cycleway.

This project will improve the area around the Burton and Palmer street intersection, making it safer and creating a more attractive place for the community to gather.

Improving safety


The improvements include narrower traffic lanes, wider footpaths and two new raised pedestrian crossings at the Burton and Palmer Street intersection. This will provide a safe crossing for local residents and visitors to the cultural precinct.

The footpath along Palmer Street will also be extended across Kells Lane to give pedestrians right of way when crossing.

The new street layout will slow traffic, making it safer for both drivers and people walking. To accommodate these changes, five car spaces will be removed.

New public space

Wider footpaths along Burton Street will create more space outside the Eternity Playhouse for people to meet and gather.

On the opposite side of the street, the Eastern Sydney Community Arts Centre (formerly known as Heffron Hall) is currently under construction. The building is due to reopen in 2016 as a new community and cultural hub for performance, workshops and out-of-hours child care.

The improvements will better link the cultural precinct to nearby existing public squares on Oxford Street.

Improving the street’s visual appeal


The project also includes new bench seating, bike parking, improved street lighting, high quality brick paving and gardens. A canopy of new street trees will create more green space. Two new rain gardens will help address localised flooding.

For more information, email Adam Lander, Community Engagement Coordinator or call on 02 9265 9333.


The City of Sydney is improving the intersection around Burton and Palmer streets, Darlinghurst to make it safer, easier to use and more appealing.

East Sydney’s cultural and creative hub is home to the Eternity Playhouse, the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre (formerly known as Heffron Hall), Albert Sloss Reserve and nearby public spaces including Taylor Square, Oxford Square, Oxford Street and the Bourke Street cycleway.

This project will improve the area around the Burton and Palmer street intersection, making it safer and creating a more attractive place for the community to gather.

Improving safety


The improvements include narrower traffic lanes, wider footpaths and two new raised pedestrian crossings at the Burton and Palmer Street intersection. This will provide a safe crossing for local residents and visitors to the cultural precinct.

The footpath along Palmer Street will also be extended across Kells Lane to give pedestrians right of way when crossing.

The new street layout will slow traffic, making it safer for both drivers and people walking. To accommodate these changes, five car spaces will be removed.

New public space

Wider footpaths along Burton Street will create more space outside the Eternity Playhouse for people to meet and gather.

On the opposite side of the street, the Eastern Sydney Community Arts Centre (formerly known as Heffron Hall) is currently under construction. The building is due to reopen in 2016 as a new community and cultural hub for performance, workshops and out-of-hours child care.

The improvements will better link the cultural precinct to nearby existing public squares on Oxford Street.

Improving the street’s visual appeal


The project also includes new bench seating, bike parking, improved street lighting, high quality brick paving and gardens. A canopy of new street trees will create more green space. Two new rain gardens will help address localised flooding.

For more information, email Adam Lander, Community Engagement Coordinator or call on 02 9265 9333.