Oxford Street Stakeholders Hub

Consultation has concluded

This is a space for businesses and organisations on and around Oxford Street to access local news and events, as well as reports from consultation activities.  You can also send us information to share as we work together to build on opportunities and address challenges facing the street.

Fill out the form to share your contact details and a bit about your organisation - we will add in to the Contacts List in the Library and your website to our Key Links. 

Thank you to those people who attended the Oxford Street stakeholders workshop on Wednesday 17 October at the Adina on Crown, with a focus on determining a shared vision and moving from ideas to action.  A report from the workshop is now available.

Contact Business Precinct Coordinator Allister Brockley at oxfordstreet@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or phone 0467 770 513.

This is a space for businesses and organisations on and around Oxford Street to access local news and events, as well as reports from consultation activities.  You can also send us information to share as we work together to build on opportunities and address challenges facing the street.

Fill out the form to share your contact details and a bit about your organisation - we will add in to the Contacts List in the Library and your website to our Key Links. 

Thank you to those people who attended the Oxford Street stakeholders workshop on Wednesday 17 October at the Adina on Crown, with a focus on determining a shared vision and moving from ideas to action.  A report from the workshop is now available.

Contact Business Precinct Coordinator Allister Brockley at oxfordstreet@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or phone 0467 770 513.

News

Consultation has concluded
  • Shopfront Improvement Grant Program - Oxford Street

    Owners or tenants of properties located on Oxford Street may be eligible for a matched funding grant for the purposes of improving their shopfronts in order  to enhance the visual presentation of the village precinct. 

    The matched cash contribution may cover costs including, but not limited to: removal of roller  shutters; making good the structure and finishes around shutter cavity;  replacement of an approved security device or alarm system; laminating or  double glazing; removal of unused signs; security lighting; applications of  anti-graffiti treatments; shopfront painting; fixed display shelves within the  window frame and repairs to the under awning.       

    Applications are accepted on an ad hoc basis. All applicants must have spoken with the Business Precinct Coordinator before submission of an application to the Program. Applications can then be made in writing to the City.

    This program is NOW OPEN.

    For further details: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/shopfront

    Contact - Allister Brockley - Business Precicnt Coordinator - 9265 9333

     

     

    Owners or tenants of properties located on Oxford Street may be eligible for a matched funding grant for the purposes of improving their shopfronts in order  to enhance the visual presentation of the village precinct. 

    The matched cash contribution may cover costs including, but not limited to: removal of roller  shutters; making good the structure and finishes around shutter cavity;  replacement of an approved security device or alarm system; laminating or  double glazing; removal of unused signs; security lighting; applications of  anti-graffiti treatments; shopfront painting; fixed display shelves within the  window frame and repairs to the under awning.       

    Applications are accepted on an ad hoc basis. All applicants must have spoken with the Business Precinct Coordinator before submission of an application to the Program. Applications can then be made in writing to the City.

    This program is NOW OPEN.

    For further details: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/shopfront

    Contact - Allister Brockley - Business Precicnt Coordinator - 9265 9333

     

     

    by COS Oxford St Project Manager 16 Jan 2013, 12:53 PM
  • Oxford Street Retail Catchment Area - Community Profile

    The City of Sydney's Research, Strategy and Corporate Planning team have compiled comprehensive information on the Oxford Street retail area. The entire report is now available to view at your convienience.

    Just click HERE

    The City of Sydney's Research, Strategy and Corporate Planning team have compiled comprehensive information on the Oxford Street retail area. The entire report is now available to view at your convienience.

    Just click HERE

    by COS Oxford St Project Manager 23 Jan 2013, 10:35 AM
  • Oxford Street Paddington Road Works

    Road maintenance between County Ave and Queen Street Paddington commenced last night and will continue throught to Friday May 3rd.Work will be done at night between 8pm and 5am Sundays through to Thursdays to minimise traffic impacts.

    Due to the works there will be changes to street parking as traffic will use the parking lane (whole width of the road if needed). Traffic controllers will ensure cars are not parked from 10am (in the Citybound) and 7pm (in the eastbound) bus lanes on Oxford Street in certain sections each day during the work.

    During this work please follow the signs, including reduced speed limits, and follow the direction of traffic controllers. Some delays are expected due to the changed conditions.

    More detailed information about the project is available at www.rms.gov.au/roadprojects and follow the links to the Oxford Street page.

    Road maintenance between County Ave and Queen Street Paddington commenced last night and will continue throught to Friday May 3rd.Work will be done at night between 8pm and 5am Sundays through to Thursdays to minimise traffic impacts.

    Due to the works there will be changes to street parking as traffic will use the parking lane (whole width of the road if needed). Traffic controllers will ensure cars are not parked from 10am (in the Citybound) and 7pm (in the eastbound) bus lanes on Oxford Street in certain sections each day during the work.

    During this work please follow the signs, including reduced speed limits, and follow the direction of traffic controllers. Some delays are expected due to the changed conditions.

    More detailed information about the project is available at www.rms.gov.au/roadprojects and follow the links to the Oxford Street page.

    by COS Oxford St Project Manager 12 Apr 2013, 11:09 AM
  • Launch of Giant Foley Street mural

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    Foley Street will be closed to traffic this Friday night when the City of Sydney throws a giant street party to celebrate the launch of a spectacular new mural lining the laneway's walls.

    WE ARE HERE is a 15 metre high, 75 metre long mural presented by a collective of renowned Australian street artists, illustrators and photographers.

    The mural depicts some of the City's most significant people and events using a colourful mixture of paint, collage, drawing, paste-ups, stencils and photography.

    The launch, which will also feature food trucks, a DJ and pop-up bar, is part of Art Month's annual East Sydney and Darlinghurst precinct night.

    Lord Mayor Clover Moore will officially launch the mural alongside Art Month Sydney Directors Penelope Benton and Alexandra Clapman, the mural's curator Juliet Rosser, and artists Sarah Howell, Dylan Demarchi, The Dirt, Gui Andrade and byrd.

    When: Friday 22nd March 2013

    Time: 6pm - 10pm (pop-up bar and DJ from 8pm)

    Where: Foley Street Darlinghurst (between Palmer and Crown Streets)

     

     

     

     

    Foley Street will be closed to traffic this Friday night when the City of Sydney throws a giant street party to celebrate the launch of a spectacular new mural lining the laneway's walls.

    WE ARE HERE is a 15 metre high, 75 metre long mural presented by a collective of renowned Australian street artists, illustrators and photographers.

    The mural depicts some of the City's most significant people and events using a colourful mixture of paint, collage, drawing, paste-ups, stencils and photography.

    The launch, which will also feature food trucks, a DJ and pop-up bar, is part of Art Month's annual East Sydney and Darlinghurst precinct night.

    Lord Mayor Clover Moore will officially launch the mural alongside Art Month Sydney Directors Penelope Benton and Alexandra Clapman, the mural's curator Juliet Rosser, and artists Sarah Howell, Dylan Demarchi, The Dirt, Gui Andrade and byrd.

    When: Friday 22nd March 2013

    Time: 6pm - 10pm (pop-up bar and DJ from 8pm)

    Where: Foley Street Darlinghurst (between Palmer and Crown Streets)

     

     

     

     

    by COS Oxford St Project Manager 14 Mar 2013, 02:26 PM
  • Christmas Decals on Oxford Street

    A big thank you to the 50+ businesses who volunteered to display Christmas Decals this year on Oxford Street. The project couldn't have happened without you guys as well as the kind support from the 2010 Business Partnership and the Paddington Business Partnership. Happy Christmas.

    A big thank you to the 50+ businesses who volunteered to display Christmas Decals this year on Oxford Street. The project couldn't have happened without you guys as well as the kind support from the 2010 Business Partnership and the Paddington Business Partnership. Happy Christmas.

    by COS Oxford St Project Manager 14 Dec 2012, 03:05 PM
  • Rainbow Crossings on Oxford Street

    On Monday 14th December, 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.

    Here is an artists impressions of how the project could look:

     

    On Monday 14th December, 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.

    Here is an artists impressions of how the project could look:

     

    by COS Oxford St Project Manager 14 Dec 2012, 02:36 PM
  • Upcoming events for Oxford Street

    Mardi Gras and Main Drag 2013

    Mardi Gras is keen to engage with you on branding to get shoppers through the door as part of the Mardi Gras season.  Eddie Roscoe at the City of Sydney is your contact (on 0467 770 513) on how to get your business involved lead up to the parade. For information on a range of Mardi Gras events click here.

    The 2010 Business Partnership are in the throws of organising the annual 'Main Drag' - 23rd Fenruary 2013. Keep your eyes peeled for a range of happenings in and around Oxford Street which will experience increased visitiation to the area in the build up to the Main Parade. For more details visit the love2010 website by clicking here

    Paddo Pub Fest

    Running from the 14th - 17th February, the Paddington Business Partnership are putting on a fantastic sequence of events that celebrate the uniqueness and excellence of some of Sydney's most well-known and historic watering holes. Venues involved include several on Oxford Street, Paddington For more details click here.

    Oxford Street Traffic and Transport Workshop

    As traffic and transport are key issues for you, we will be hosting a meeting in the new year to progress these important issues. We’ll be in touch with you as soon as we have locked down a meeting date and time.

    You might be aware that we’ve had some success in reducing the clearway start time on Oxford Street, with the clearway to commence at 4pm, instead of 3pm from December 3rd, 2012. A notification letter from Transport for NSW is available in the Library regarding this change.

    Mardi Gras and Main Drag 2013

    Mardi Gras is keen to engage with you on branding to get shoppers through the door as part of the Mardi Gras season.  Eddie Roscoe at the City of Sydney is your contact (on 0467 770 513) on how to get your business involved lead up to the parade. For information on a range of Mardi Gras events click here.

    The 2010 Business Partnership are in the throws of organising the annual 'Main Drag' - 23rd Fenruary 2013. Keep your eyes peeled for a range of happenings in and around Oxford Street which will experience increased visitiation to the area in the build up to the Main Parade. For more details visit the love2010 website by clicking here

    Paddo Pub Fest

    Running from the 14th - 17th February, the Paddington Business Partnership are putting on a fantastic sequence of events that celebrate the uniqueness and excellence of some of Sydney's most well-known and historic watering holes. Venues involved include several on Oxford Street, Paddington For more details click here.

    Oxford Street Traffic and Transport Workshop

    As traffic and transport are key issues for you, we will be hosting a meeting in the new year to progress these important issues. We’ll be in touch with you as soon as we have locked down a meeting date and time.

    You might be aware that we’ve had some success in reducing the clearway start time on Oxford Street, with the clearway to commence at 4pm, instead of 3pm from December 3rd, 2012. A notification letter from Transport for NSW is available in the Library regarding this change.

    by Project Coordinator 19 Nov 2012, 04:10 PM
  • Creative Spaces - Notifcation List

    If you would like to be added to a notification list for any future creative spaces Expressions of Interest (ie William Street) please email creativecity@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au with your details.

    If you would like to be added to a notification list for any future creative spaces Expressions of Interest (ie William Street) please email creativecity@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au with your details.

    by Project Coordinator 19 Oct 2012, 11:57 AM
  • Role switch for historic Taylor Square substation

    The historic Taylor Square substation could be transformed into a café, shop or art gallery, under a City of Sydney program to reactivate the landmark building.

    The City is currently drafting plans to find suitable tenants for the heritage-listed Substation No. 6 dormant since being decommissioned in 1993 located on the northern side of Taylor Square.


    City of Sydney Executive Manager of Culture Rachel Healy said the success of the Oxford Street creative and cultural space program had shown how emerging organisations could successfully work with the City to reactivate underutilised spaces.

    "Here is a great opportunity for....Read more

    The historic Taylor Square substation could be transformed into a café, shop or art gallery, under a City of Sydney program to reactivate the landmark building.

    The City is currently drafting plans to find suitable tenants for the heritage-listed Substation No. 6 dormant since being decommissioned in 1993 located on the northern side of Taylor Square.


    City of Sydney Executive Manager of Culture Rachel Healy said the success of the Oxford Street creative and cultural space program had shown how emerging organisations could successfully work with the City to reactivate underutilised spaces.

    "Here is a great opportunity for artists, chefs or retailers to join the creative buzz on Oxford Street in one of the area's landmark buildings," Ms Healy said.

    "This could involve putting an art gallery or work space in the underground level, while having a café or shop on street level to attract passers-by."

    The Edwardian Civic Substation No. 6 was designed by Robert Hargreave Brodrick in the Federation Free style and is now a Taylor Square landmark.

    Its first incarnation was as a public urinal in 1883 and two years later a steel structure was erected to hold a large tank on its roof, which contained saltwater for use by street-cleaners.

    It was redesigned in 1904 to accommodate the substation.

    The NSW Heritage-listed brick structure is one of the most intact of the historic electric substations in NSW, which first brought electricity to public streets.

    In the 1930s, when Taylor Square was a popular tram stop, the southern end of the substation was refurbished to incorporate the first 'women's conveniences' for the square - 55 years after male urinals were first introduced.

    In recent years the substation has played host to art installations and events including Cycle-in Cinema, Rekindling Venus by Lynette Wallworth and Camp Stonewall by Annie Kennedy.

    For more information visit cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

    by Project Coordinator 05 Sep 2012, 02:33 PM
  • Share your contacts for Oxford Street contacts register

    Fill out Your Contact Details and we will add your details to our Oxford Street Contact Register.  This will be updated twice a week in our online library for forum members to access.

     

    Fill out Your Contact Details and we will add your details to our Oxford Street Contact Register.  This will be updated twice a week in our online library for forum members to access.

     

    by Project Coordinator 05 Sep 2012, 09:31 AM