Harris Street

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Harris Street
OwnerCity of Sydney
Length2.2 kilometres
LocationPyrmont
Ultimo
North endPyrmont
South endBroadway


George Street, looking towards the Harris Street intersection through to the left (by the bus). The Verve Bar is on the corner.

Harris Street is the main thoroughfare in the Inner West suburbs of Pyrmont and Ultimo in Sydney, Australia. It runs from the northern tip of the Pyrmont peninsula to Broadway in the central business district. Harris Street was formerly lined by industrial sites such as the Ultimo Power Station, Ultimo Tram Depot and the Government Printing Office.

However, redevelopment of Pyrmont from a largely industrial suburb to a more residential and commercial precinct has seen the University of Technology, Sydney and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation call Harris Street home. Until the late 1950s electric trams ran down the length of Harris Street, when they were replaced by bus services.[1]

As part of the Western Distributor, in May 1980 Harris Street was converted to one way in a northerly direction from Fig Street to Union Street.[2] It returned to a two way street in 1995 after the Western Distributor was extended via the Anzac Bridge. On 13 December 1987, Harris Street was converted to one way southbound from Mary Ann Street to Broadway.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keenan, D. Tramways of Sydney. Transit Press 1979
  2. ^ City traffic changes you need to know about Sydney Morning Herald 23 May 1980 page 3
  3. ^ Sydney Fleetline issue 151 February 1988 page 44