For more than 150 years everyone has had to go the long way around, but not anymore. On Saturday 27 July we open a new promenade between Broadway and O'Connor Street, right through the centre of Chippendale Green.
A new pedestrian promenade – and the newest addition to the Sydney Cycleways network – will connect Broadway to O’Connor Street, running right through the centre of the new Central Park development, alongside the heritage Irving Street Brewery building. The new walkway and cycleway runs from White Rabbit Gallery on Balfour Street through Balfour Street Park, over O’Connor Street and into Chippendale Green, where it passes alongside a rippling water feature and past the heritage brewery building, across Central Park Avenue and onto Chippendale Way, right outside Jean Nouvel’s One Central Park building.
This new shortcut will make it possible for Chippendale’s residents to walk and cycle from home to the city or Central without having to loop around ‘the old CUB site’, which has been closed to the public since shortly after brewing began on the site in 1835.
Frasers Property Australia CEO, Mr Guy Pahor, said that the joint venture team was delighted to be opening this new thoroughfare for the residents of Chippendale, Redfern, Ultimo and – from last month – the first residents of Central Park itself to benefit from.
“It’s only 200 metres from North to South, but this new shortcut will make a world of difference to the residents of Chippendale,” Mr Pahor said.