The works are part of the Chinatown Public Domain Plan, the City’s long-term vision for making Chinatown an even more enjoyable place to live, work and visit.
The plans include a new public space on Thomas Street between Ultimo Road and Thomas Lane, designed by award-winning contemporary Chinese-Australian artist Lindy Lee and inspired by principles from Taoist and Buddhist philosophy.
Widened footpaths, more street trees, new public artworks, street furniture and lighting will also be installed to improve the look and feel of the area.
“Chinatown is one of Sydney’s jewels. It is a big part of our city’s cultural life and our plans for Thomas Street will make the area even better for the thousands of people in the area each day,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.
“The new public plaza on Thomas Street will give people a reason to stop, take a moment out of their busy day and enjoy the unique character of the area. I encourage everyone to take a look at our plans for Thomas Street and share their ideas with us.”
The proposed works will be accompanied by traffic changes in the area to give pedestrians priority, including making Thomas Street between Ultimo Road and Thomas Lane a 10km/h shared zone with timed closures.
The City’s plans for Thomas Street are on public exhibition until 3 June. For more information and to have your say, visit: sydneyyoursay.com.au