Crown Street, Sydney
Crown Street is a 2.3-kilometre (1.4 mi) street in the inner Sydney suburbs of Woolloomooloo, East Sydney, Darlinghurst and Surry Hills, in New South Wales, Australia. The Surry Hills section is lined with restaurants and shops and includes the Crown Street Public School, the Surry Hills Library and Community Centre, and the White Horse Hotel.
Crown Street in East Sydney, looking south
|Length||2.4 km (1.5 mi)|
|William, Oxford, Albion, Forveaux Streets|
|South end||Cleveland Street|
|LGA(s)||City of Sydney|
|Suburb(s)||East Sydney, Darlinghurst and Surry Hills|
Traffic volumes vary, depending on the segment of Crown Street. South of William Street in East Sydney, the average traffic movements in 2016 for north-bound vehicles was 5,690; while the movements for south-bound vehicles was 4,136.
The now-closed Crown Street Women's Hospital was once the largest maternity hospital in Sydney. It opened in 1893, and was closed in 1983. The site has now been redeveloped as housing and mixed commercial use.
The Crown Street pumping station was established in 1859 to get water from the Botany Swamps, replacing Busby's Bore. It also pumped water up to the Paddington Reservoir, then the Centennial Park reservoir before also supplying Waverley.
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