Shopping deals get better as Market Street opens up to shoppers for Boxing Day


Shoppers heading into the City during this year’s Boxing Day sales will be given an extra treat as the retail section of Market Street will be opened to pedestrians along with George Street providing space to take advantage of the sales.

From 1am to 11pm, the intersection of George Street and Market Street will be closed to general traffic with the intersection open to pedestrians from 7am to ensure there is plenty of space for the large number of shoppers expected in the CBD shopping precinct.

“We know this is one of the busiest days of the year for retailers, so we want to make it as enjoyable as possible for retailers and shoppers who want to grab a bargain,” Coordinator General Marg Prendergast said.

“Boxing Day can be a frantic time with massive crowds coming into the CBD and we’re happy to be able to provide retailers and shoppers additional space on Market Street again this year.

“We’re really excited to be opening up the Market Street intersection to shoppers as this is going to join up with the reopened George Street area and really give everyone a chance to see the CBD in a new light.”

Shoppers are also being advised to use public transport to get into and out of the city.

“This is going to be a very busy day in the CBD and we’re urging all customers who are coming in for the post-Christmas deals to plan ahead and use the public transport we’ll have running into and out of the city,” Ms Prendergast said.

Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber, Patricia Forsythe said opening up Market Street for pedestrians was a great way to promote business activity in the CBD.

“I’m pleased that Transport for NSW can assist with providing more space for retailers and their customers again this year, turning Market Street into a pedestrian thoroughfare for the day,” Mrs Forsythe said.

“Businesses in the CBD see an influx of shoppers on Boxing Day and allowing access to the area will help people with connectivity to shops and help create a better experience for both shoppers and retailers.”

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