Traffic Treatment - Shared Zone - Foley Street, Darlinghurst

Decision Maker: Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Determined




It is recommended that the Committee endorse the following traffic treatments and parking changes in Darlinghurst:

(A)      A 10km/h Shared Zone in Foley Street between Crown Street and Palmer Street and between Palmer Street and Bourke Street;

(B)      Continuous footpath treatments at the following locations:

·               Foley Street, east of Crown Street;

·               Foley Street, west of Palmer Street; and

·               Foley Street, east of Palmer Street.

(C)      A raised threshold in Langley Street, south of Foley Street;

(D)      Reallocation of parking on the southern side of Foley Street, between the points 10 metres and 34 metres, west of Palmer Street as "Loading Zone 6am-6pm Vehicles Under 6m Only" and "No Stopping Other Times"; and

(E)      Reallocation of parking on the western side of Palmer Street, between the points 16 metres and 28.8 metres, north of Oxford Street as "Loading Zone".

Voting Members for this Item


Voting Members



City of Sydney


Transport for NSW


NSW Police – Kings Cross PAC


Representative for the Member for Sydney



The Committee unanimously supported the recommendation pending on the City of Sydney to provide further detail of bollards to be installed and the safety seating issues addressed.


The approved mix used development (D/2020/1071/E) at 58-76, 82-106 and 110-122 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst includes a proposal to convert Foley Street between Crown and Bourke Streets into a 10km/h shared zone.

Foley Street is a one-way eastbound laneway which runs through Crown Street, Palmer Street and merges into Bourke Street in the east. The current laneway is generally used for waste collections and kerbside parking is restricted as “No Stopping” and “No Parking”. Existing footpaths on both sides are approximately 0.3 metres wide.

Report author: Clement Lim

Publication date: 16/11/2023

Date of decision: 16/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee

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