Roads to close in support of Surry Hills Festival this weekend

19 September 2017

Roads in Surry Hills will be closed to allow for thousands of festival goers this Saturday as Surry Hills hosts its annual community extravaganza, the Surry Hills Festival.

This year the Surry Hills Festival will be the biggest yet with a crowd of 60,000 people expected to attend the festival, which is spread across Ward Park, Devonshire Street, Crown Street, Shannon Reserve and surrounds.

“The Surry Hills festival is a great event for all the family and community to enjoy so we want to make sure everyone stays safe in and around the Surry Hills area and for this reason we’ll be closing a number of roads,” Coordinator General Marg Prendergast said.

“Motorists in the area are urged to be aware of road closures and we encourage anyone attending to plan their trip in advance and to use public transport.

“Transport for NSW is working closely with the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre and Surry Hills Creative Precinct to ensure the event runs smoothly and continues to be an iconic event for Surry Hills and wider Sydney community.”

The following road closures will be in place for the Surry Hills festival from 6am to midnight:

  • Devonshire Street between Elizabeth Street and Crown Street.
  • Riley Street between Arthur Street and Devonshire Street.
  •  Marlborough Street north of Lansdowne Street.
  • Collins Street, between Crown Street and Richards Lane adjacent to Shannon Reserve.  

Local access will be maintained at each location and signage will be in place to direct pedestrians around the festival area.

From 6pm Friday night, some parking spaces on Marlborough Street and Holt Street will be closed off.

To find out more information about the Surry Hills Festival, visit the festival website and for the latest information on traffic changes, visit Live Traffic.