Bulletin Place to be renewed

The inner-city lane named after Australia's Bulletin magazine will soon get a fresh new look.

The work is part of a $9 million program to bring people back to the city's laneways.

Bulletin Place overflows with history, from the 1850s home of Mary Reiby - whose face is on the $20 note - to buildings once used by coal merchants, book binders and wine bottlers.

Tucked away behind Circular Quay, it buzzes with busy shops, offices, cafes, restaurants, a nightclub and a hotel.

Our plans for Bulletin Place include high-quality paving, new street furniture, a covered walkway, an architectural feature wall and special lighting to emphasise the adjoining heritage buildings.

The upgrade will make Bulletin Place a safer walkway between Pitt Street and the pedestrian square and park at Macquarie Place, as well as the trains and ferries at Circular Quay.

The southern section of the lane will become a 10 km/h shared zone for pedestrians, bikes and vehicles - making it safer for everyone while still maintaining access to the garages and loading docks of nearby buildings.

Work on Bulletin Place will begin by the middle of 2012 and will take four to six months.

These plans to renew Bulletin Place continue our ongoing work to bring life and vitality back to forgotten city laneways.

Ash Street is a popular and lively laneway with bars and cafes since work was completed earlier this year. Work in nearby Angel Place is now wrapping-up and it looks wonderful with the Forgotten Songs artwork suspended above the lane. Work will soon start in Albion Place to install artwork, planting and provide outdoor dining space and work is now underway to renew three other laneways in Chinatown.

Encouraging people to explore the inner city, and creating new opportunities for shops, public art and events, is a focus of our long term Sustainable Sydney 2030 program.


  • More information about the Bulletin Place upgrade click HERE.

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