During construction, parts of George Street will be closed and foot traffic is set to drastically decrease, prompting fears that surrounding businesses will suffer.
Independent City of Sydney councillor and owner of George Street’s Vivo Cafe Angela Vithoulkas said the construction period would have a “massive economic effect” on businesses.
“It’s always been the elephant in the room. There’s no doubt that there’s going to be an effect on businesses and the people that live and work in the city, and it doesn’t look good for businesses during the consruction period,” she said.
“It’s going to have a massive economic effect on them, and it will probably be something that will influence the rest of their business life.”