Napoleon Plaza naming proposal

The City is seeking your feedback on a proposal to name the new plaza bounded by Napoleon Street, Kent Street and Sussex Street. This will link Wynyard Station, via Wynyard Walk and a pedestrian bridge, with Barangaroo.

The proposed name intends to facilitate ease of location by pedestrians particularly commuters and residents already familiar with the long-established Napoleon Street.

The naming proposal originated from a request by Transport for NSW. Under Geographic Names Board guidelines, the City of Sydney is the relevant roads authority responsible for naming the plaza.

The name reflects the close proximity of the site with the adjacent Napoleon Street, which has historical associations dating to the 1830s. Research indicates that Napoleon Street was probably named by Francis (Francois) Girard (1793 – 1859), a convict, dance master, baker and flour miller. The road connected Margaret Place to Girard’s flour mill and wharf and other adjacent properties located on Darling Harbour. Girard was an army officer during the Napoleonic Wars. The French connection is a reminder of the diverse background of early colonists.

The City’s historian, Transport for NSW, Barangaroo Development Authority and Lendlease all support the naming proposal.



The City is seeking your feedback on a proposal to name the new plaza bounded by Napoleon Street, Kent Street and Sussex Street. This will link Wynyard Station, via Wynyard Walk and a pedestrian bridge, with Barangaroo.

The proposed name intends to facilitate ease of location by pedestrians particularly commuters and residents already familiar with the long-established Napoleon Street.

The naming proposal originated from a request by Transport for NSW. Under Geographic Names Board guidelines, the City of Sydney is the relevant roads authority responsible for naming the plaza.

The name reflects the close proximity of the site with the adjacent Napoleon Street, which has historical associations dating to the 1830s. Research indicates that Napoleon Street was probably named by Francis (Francois) Girard (1793 – 1859), a convict, dance master, baker and flour miller. The road connected Margaret Place to Girard’s flour mill and wharf and other adjacent properties located on Darling Harbour. Girard was an army officer during the Napoleonic Wars. The French connection is a reminder of the diverse background of early colonists.

The City’s historian, Transport for NSW, Barangaroo Development Authority and Lendlease all support the naming proposal.