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Hi George! Christmas instead of construction

Published: 11 December 2017
Released by: The Premier

Christmas has arrived on George Street with the construction crews and barriers replaced with six gigantic wreaths and more than 5000 lights.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance today inspected the progress on George Street, between King and Park Streets.

“I am pleased to be here today to see this transformation come to life,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“We now get to enjoy a glimpse of the future pedestrian boulevard and as we enter the busiest shopping period of the year. Pedestrians will have ample space to walk around as they complete their Christmas shopping.”

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said George Street has been one of the most challenging sections of the project.

“Digging up one of Australia’s oldest streets has certainly had its challenges, but it’s clear to see it has all been worth it,” Mr Constance said.

“We thank those businesses who have been patient as construction has continued along George Street.

Finishing work, including small areas of paving, intersections, smart poles and systems will continue in the New Year as well as construction of the QVB light rail stop.

Devonshire Street between Chalmers and Elizabeth Streets will also be substantially completed before the end of the year, with barriers removed and street furniture and art installed.

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