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Next stop: 21st century George Street exhibition showcasing Sydney’s future

April 4, 2013toMay 2, 2013

 
* SYDNEY – Have your say

Next stop: 21st century George Street exhibition  is  an exhibition of designs for the city’s major thoroughfare.  George Street will be closed to vehicular traffic and transformed into a pedestrian boulevard.   

  • 4  April 4 – 3 May 2013
  •  Customs House, Alfred Street, Circular Quay

Jan Gehl, a Danish urban designer, is the architect of converting George Street, Sydney into a 21st century boulevard and first called for removing cars from George Street seven years ago.  Gehl said the pedestrianised area should be made as big as possible because international experience showed that’s what people want.

But is it what Sydneysiders want?  Here’s where you can have your say.

Next stop: 21st century George Street exhibition is arranged like a movie set to show Sydneysiders the detailed plans to remake Sydney’s main street and to seek their feedback on key design issues before they are finalised.

George Street Sydney, under the plan, will see The City of Sydney contributing $220 million to the NSW Government’s light rail project turning the 25,000 square metres of roadway into “one of the world’s great plazas with  a huge, tree-lined pedestrian boulevard – light rail gives us a chance to revitalise the entire city centre, not just transforming George Street but also the laneways that run off it, making the city an exciting place to explore,” said Lord Mayor Clover Moore when asking people who live, work and visit the city to come to the exhibition, to see the designs and tell us how we can make them the best they can be.”

For more information and to provide feedback, visit: www.sydneyyoursay.com.au

Customs House Opening hours:  Monday to Friday, 8am – midnight; Saturday, 10am – midnight; Sunday, 11am – 5pm; public holidays, 11am – 5pm.

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