The City of Sydney is reviewing the planning rules for Oxford Street, as part of an initiative to revitalise the creative and cultural precinct and support local businesses.
The City is calling for community feedback on a strategic planning review of the area, to help determine the entertainment and retail strip’s future.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the City is planning for the famous street’s future while preserving its rich history and strong ties to the LGBTIQ community.
“The pandemic has hit our cultural and hospitality sectors incredibly hard. Bars, restaurants and clubs were among the first businesses shut down and for Oxford Street, so rich with these venues, the impact has been devastating,” the Lord Mayor said.
“The physical distancing measures required to save lives and prevent another devastating outbreak of Covid-19 continue to impact the livelihoods of many, including businesses on Oxford Street. But life is beginning to return, and it is wonderful to see businesses on Oxford Street beginning their coronavirus recovery.
“We’re currently investigating planning changes that will breathe new life into Oxford Street and to secure the area’s creative and cultural future. We want the community’s feedback to ensure the planning rules best support more cultural, creative, entertainment and late-night activities.”
The City of Sydney is encouraging the community to contribute to the review by completing an online survey, taking our self-guided walking tour (on mobile phone) or writing a love letter to Oxford Street.