East Sydney Cultural Quarter

The City of Sydney is currently planning and implementating several exciting projects in East Sydney, including new community facilities, upgrades to existing cultural and community facilities, and new and revitalised open spaces.

This is the place you can keep up-to-date with these projects and find out about opportunities to have your say in shaping the future of your local neighbourhood.

 

News

  • Proposal to raise the level of O’Brien’s Lane, Darlinghurst

    Eternityplayhouse2_crop

    We are proposing to raise the level of the eastern section of O’Brien’s Lane to the same level as O’Brien’s Lane Reserve. This work will improve pedestrian safety and better integrate the area with the park.

    About 12.5 metres of O’Brien’s Lane will be raised to the same height as the reserve. Four steps at the end of the laneway will lead up to the footpath on Bourke Street. Pedestrians and vehicles will be able to use the raised lane.

    The proposed changes will maintain vehicle access to O’Brien’s Lane, while reducing vehicle speeds. This will improve safety....Read more

    by Community Engagement 15 May 2014, 03:45 PM
  • Darlinghurst Childcare & Community Centre update

    Open-uri20140424-15790-1ja1u3r?1398262962

    The developed designs for the new childcare and community centre at 277 Bourke Street and an update on new green spaces were showcased at a community information session on Saturday 13 April at Heffron Hall.

    View the plans in our Library:

    Darlinghurst Childcare & Community Centre Update - Part A

    Darlinghurst Childcare & Community Centre Update - Part B

    Darlinghurst Childcare - Drop off zones

    East Sydney Small Parks update

     


    Pop in to see the developed designs for the new childcare and community centre at 277 Bourke Street at our information session on Saturday 13 April.

    The....Read more

    by Project Coordinator 08 Apr 2013, 11:11 AM
  • Visit the Sydney Your Say Oxford Street Stakeholders Hub

    Open-uri20140424-15790-j7ht4l?1398263163

    The Oxford Street Stakeholders Hub is a space for businesses and organisations on and around Oxford Street to access local news and events, as well as information on engagement activities. Reports from the two Oxford Street stakeholders events held in July and October 2012 are available along with latest news updates. You can also send us information to share as we work together to build on opportunities and address challenges facing the street. 

    by Yvette 20 Dec 2012, 11:30 AM
  • Rainbow Crossing trial for Oxford Street

    Open-uri20140424-15790-ii0ikm?1398263165

    On Monday 14th December, the City of Sydney approved plans to paint the gay pride rainbow flag on Oxford Street.

    Crossings at Taylor Square and Whitlam Square will be awash with the vibrant colours in time for the 35th anniversary of Mardi Gras.

    by Yvette 18 Dec 2012, 02:37 PM
  • Foley Street works

    Open-uri20140424-15790-7f2lnd?1398263171

    In June we consulted the community on the concept design for improvement works to Foley Street to help activate the laneway by providing a safe and appealing pedestrian link between Oxford and Crown Street, with opportunities for outdoor dining and greater street connection for local businesses. The plan includes a timed road closure between Crown Street and Burton Street.


    In June we consulted the community on the concept design for improvement works to Foley Street to help activate the laneway by providing a safe and appealing pedestrian link between Oxford and Crown Street, with opportunities for outdoor dining and greater....Read more

    by Yvette 14 Dec 2012, 12:31 PM
  • The Eternity Playhouse to open in 2013

    Open-uri20140424-15790-bzhh58?1398263173

    An exciting new theatre in Burton Street Darlinghurst will raise its curtain in early 2013. The Eternity Playhouse is named after the work of local folk hero Arthur Stace. The former Burton Street parishioner wrote the word Eternity on Sydney's streets in a beautiful copperplate script after becoming inspired by a stirring sermon.


    An exciting new theatre in Burton Street Darlinghurst will raise its curtain in early 2013. The Eternity Playhouse is named after the work of local folk hero Arthur Stace. The former Burton Street parishioner wrote the word Eternity on Sydney's streets in a beautiful copperplate script after becoming inspired by a....Read more

    by Yvette 13 Dec 2012, 03:34 PM
  • New green spaces for East Sydney and Darlinghurst

    Open-uri20140424-15790-1d8kdsx?1398263176

    Council has endorsed the creation of a new green space along Berwick Lane between Palmer Street and Palmer Lane. With the conversion of 277 Bourke Street into a childcare centre, the current small preschool in Palmer Lane will be retained by the City of Sydney and converted into green space. Community members have already suggested the site would make a terrific community garden. Stay tuned for your chance to get involved in planning the future of this new green space.


    Council has endorsed the creation of a new green space along Berwick Lane between Palmer Street and Palmer Lane.....Read more

    by Yvette 12 Dec 2012, 02:47 PM
  • Darlinghurst Childcare Centre

    Open-uri20140424-15790-1lnzblv?1398263178

    A successful community meeting took place on 1 December to discuss the proposal for a new childcare centre at 277 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst. The creative design solution gained strong support from the community. The  innovative design keeps Berwick Lane open to pedestrians by linking the childcare centre to the playground via a raised walkway. A raised deck area provides a sunlit outdoor playspace among existing trees with a ramp down to a lower playground. A roof top play area for babies is also part of the design. You can view the new design solution here.


    A successful community meeting took place on....Read more

    by Yvette 12 Dec 2012, 02:41 PM
  • Community drop in session for the Heffron Hall and Albert Sloss Reserve upgrade

    Open-uri20140424-15790-1yxek72?1398263180

    Thank you to those of you who drop in to see the plans for Albert Sloss Reserve, Palmer St Darlinghurst on Saturday, 9 February. The plans are now available online for you to view and comment on.


    Thank you to those of you who drop in to see the plans for Albert Sloss Reserve, Palmer St Darlinghurst on Saturday, 9 February. The plans are now available online for you to view and comment on.

    The 1966 building will undergo a makeover with more sustainable designs and better accessibility. New multipurpose spaces will be available for community hire, and there will....Read more

    by Yvette 12 Dec 2012, 02:29 PM
  • Darlinghurst students help in the design of the Fitzroy Gardens Playground

    Open-uri20140424-15790-1xqnkru?1398263183

    Plans for the upgrade of Fitzroy Gardens Playground were approved by Council on 12 November 2012. You can view the final plans here. Thank you to the students from Darlinghurst Primary School who participated in the consultation process. See more of their 'dream playground' creations here

     

    by Yvette 12 Dec 2012, 02:23 PM