Harbour Village North

Harbour Village North is one of Sydney’s most iconic heritage precincts. It encompasses diverse localities such as Millers Point, Dawes Point,Walsh Bay, The Rocks and Barangaroo, one of the largest urban renewal sites in Sydney. The area is presently undergoing an accelarated level of change, bringing new opportunities to enhance and revitalise the precinct.

In May 2012 Council endorsed the Harbour Village North Public Domain Study. Informed by detailed heritage and technical studies, and a 3 phase engagement process, the Study provides strategies for high quality public domain improvements that will cater for visitors to the area, asContinue reading

Harbour Village North is one of Sydney’s most iconic heritage precincts. It encompasses diverse localities such as Millers Point, Dawes Point,Walsh Bay, The Rocks and Barangaroo, one of the largest urban renewal sites in Sydney. The area is presently undergoing an accelarated level of change, bringing new opportunities to enhance and revitalise the precinct.

In May 2012 Council endorsed the Harbour Village North Public Domain Study. Informed by detailed heritage and technical studies, and a 3 phase engagement process, the Study provides strategies for high quality public domain improvements that will cater for visitors to the area, as well as a growing and increasingly diverse local population.

These improvements will be delivered by the City in the short, medium and long term. 

  • Changes to parking in Hickson Road Walsh Bay

    about 2 years ago

    Transport for NSW will introduce new bus services to Hickson Road to allow easier access to Walsh Bay for residents, workers and visitors from October 2015. The City of Sydney proposes changes to parking in Hickson Road to accommodate the new buses and would like your feedback.

    New bus services along Hickson Road

    The new services include routes 324, 325 and 211. Routes 324 and 325 Walsh Bay to Watsons Bay will start from the existing stop near Fratelli Fresh on Hickson Road and finish their return route on the other side of the road outside Sydney Theatre Company. Route... Continue reading

    Transport for NSW will introduce new bus services to Hickson Road to allow easier access to Walsh Bay for residents, workers and visitors from October 2015. The City of Sydney proposes changes to parking in Hickson Road to accommodate the new buses and would like your feedback.

    New bus services along Hickson Road

    The new services include routes 324, 325 and 211. Routes 324 and 325 Walsh Bay to Watsons Bay will start from the existing stop near Fratelli Fresh on Hickson Road and finish their return route on the other side of the road outside Sydney Theatre Company. Route 211 from Elizabeth Bay to Millers Point will start and terminate at Argyle Street but will serve Walsh Bay via Towns Place.

    Buses will layover next to the centre median in Hickson Road, between the two bus stops. Up to eight buses will layover during afternoon peak times of 3pm–6.30pm Monday to Friday for up to 15 minutes, and up to three buses an hour at other times.

    For more information about the new bus services, including a detailed map, visit transportnsw.info

    Proposed parking changes

    The City is proposing several changes to make it easier for buses and other vehicles to access the area. You can view the proposed changes in the concept design.

    Changes include moving the bus stop outside the Sydney Theatre Company to the west along Hickson Road. The existing bus stop will become:

    · A loading zone from 7am–2.30pm Monday to Friday and 7am–10am on Saturday

    · A bus zone from 3pm–6.30pm Monday to Friday; and

    · Ticketed parking from 6.30pm–10.30pm Monday to Friday, 10am–10pm on Saturday and 8am–10pm on Sunday.

    We will reinstate ticketed parking in Walsh Bay between 6pm–10pm, Monday to Wednesday.

    Parking along the centre median between the two bus stops will be removed to make room for the new bus layover. About 14 ticketed parking spaces will be removed in total.

    We also propose changing the angle of the kerb along sections of Hickson Road so buses can safely pull in and out of the bus zones.

    Have your say

    We would like to hear your views on the parking proposals by 5pm on Monday 17 August 2015. Email your comments to kgabriel@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or send by post to City Projects, City of Sydney, GPO Box 1591, Sydney NSW 2001.

    Please quote your name, address and reference number 2015/302692.

    Council meeting on the changes

    We will review all submissions on the proposal and report to the Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee at its meeting on Wednesday 16 September 2015.

    Members of the public are welcome to attend and address the committee. The meeting starts at 2pm in the Town Hall Council Chamber at 483 George Street, Sydney. If you would like to attend the Committee meeting, please contact Claudia Calabro on 9265 9648 three days before the meeting to register.

    The Committee report will be available after 5pm on Friday 11 September at cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/council/about-council/meetings

    Find out more

    For more information about the parking changes, please contact Kristin Gabriel on 9265 9333 or email kgabriel@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

    For more information about the bus routes and bus layover at Hickson Road, please visit transportnsw.info






  • Harbour Village North Public Domain Study

    over 3 years ago
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    In May 2012 Council endorsed the Harbour Village North Public Domain Study. Informed by detailed heritage, technical and feasibility studies, as well an intensive three phase engagement process, the Study provides concepts and strategies for improvements to the City’s public domain and community facilities.

    Six guiding directions are identified for long term improvements in Harbour Village North (HVN). These are aimed at strengthening its character as a special destination while improving connections to surrounding areas and enriching community life;

    1.  Improve access, connectivity and wayfinding;

    2.  Create a network of linked parks and upgrade existing open spaces;

    3.  Respect and celebrate heritage, conserve and restore Observatory Hill;

    4.  Celebrate landform and harbour views;

    5.  Support Walsh Bay cultural precinct and improve Cultural Ribbon connections; and

    6.  Strengthen local communities and support local economies.

    The Study idenitifes a number of priority projects. Some of these are precinct-wide;

    ·  Improvements to wayfinding and signage

    ·  Heritage interpretation

    ·  Access to cultural experiences.

    Others are place-specific;

    ·  Argyle Street upgrade to Munn Reserve

    ·  Kent Street Underpass upgrade

    ·  Dalgetty Road upgrade and Towns Place cycleway

    ·  Observatory Hill

    ·  Gas Lane upgrade

    ·  Community playground upgrade – Argyle Street

    ·  Kent St Connection to Observatory Hill

    ·  New park toilets on the eastern edge of Observatory Hill

    These projects are being developed within the City’s capital works programme, to be delivered over the short, medium and long term.


    In May 2012 Council endorsed the Harbour Village North Public Domain Study. Informed by detailed heritage, technical and feasibility studies, as well an intensive three phase engagement process, the Study provides concepts and strategies for improvements to the City’s public domain and community facilities.

    Six guiding directions are identified for long term improvements in Harbour Village North (HVN). These are aimed at strengthening its character as a special destination while improving connections to surrounding areas and enriching community life;

    1.  Improve access, connectivity and wayfinding;

    2.  Create a network of linked parks and upgrade existing open spaces;

    3.  Respect and celebrate heritage, conserve and restore Observatory Hill;

    4.  Celebrate landform and harbour views;

    5.  Support Walsh Bay cultural precinct and improve Cultural Ribbon connections; and

    6.  Strengthen local communities and support local economies.

    The Study idenitifes a number of priority projects. Some of these are precinct-wide;

    ·  Improvements to wayfinding and signage

    ·  Heritage interpretation

    ·  Access to cultural experiences.

    Others are place-specific;

    ·  Argyle Street upgrade to Munn Reserve

    ·  Kent Street Underpass upgrade

    ·  Dalgetty Road upgrade and Towns Place cycleway

    ·  Observatory Hill

    ·  Gas Lane upgrade

    ·  Community playground upgrade – Argyle Street

    ·  Kent St Connection to Observatory Hill

    ·  New park toilets on the eastern edge of Observatory Hill

    These projects are being developed within the City’s capital works programme, to be delivered over the short, medium and long term.