Have your say on the area’s creative and cultural future
City of Sydney is investigating new planning changes to breathe fresh life into Oxford Street and to secure the area’s creative and cultural future.
Oxford Street is loved for its rich and varied cultural history. It is a sacred walking track of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. For many years, it has been an iconic destination for nightlife and shopping. It’s home to the annual Mardi Gras Festival and parade, and in 2023, Sydney WorldPride. With major institutions including the National Art School and UNSW Art & Design as well as clusters of creative businesses, City of Sydney has identified Oxford Street as the focal point for a wider creative and cultural precinct in its local strategic planning statement – City Plan 2036.
Planning rules about use, height and the form of buildings can help support more cultural, creative, entertainment and late-night activities. These can include live entertainment, and art, craft, design, architecture, media, film, technology and meet-the-maker businesses.
City of Sydney wants to know your thoughts on how Oxford Street and its surrounds should look and feel like in the future. They invite you to explore Oxford Street, reflect on the history of the area, observe its current nature, and give your valuable input to help shape the future of Oxford Street.
How you can give feedback
You could complete an online survey or write a love letter to Oxford Street. There is a range of other ways you can get involved in sharing what you love about Oxford Street and surrounds, and your vision for the future.
Visit the City of Sydney website here to find out more.