Sydney’s Oxford Street desperately needs significant investment to make it a world-class entertainment, shopping, community precinct which we are all proud of. This is the home of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and the heartland of the LGBTI community. There has been no significant investment in the street for decades, the buildings are crumbling, shops closed and nightlife has declined. It’s an embarrassment and not what we want for our beloved Oxford Street.
The petition is to support the City of Sydney‘s change to the planning code which allows commercial properties on Oxford Street to add an additional two levels on top of existing height limits and also add an underground level. The new levels need to be bars, restaurants, entertainment, hotels, office space, community space, gyms, retail. An entertainment precinct. The plan is not for more residential.
Supporting these planning changes which provide additional floorspace will ensure that the investment into the street can happen.