New Sydney CBD tow-away area to keep traffic moving
25 September, 2015

Tow-away area sign

Motorists who delay others by illegally parking in No Parking, No Stopping, and Bus Zone areas are on notice, with Transport for NSW to be given new tow-away powers in the Sydney CBD from 4 October.

The new powers expanded the transport agencies’ existing ability to tow vehicles left in clearways, helping to keep the city centre moving following the implementation of the Bus Plan and prior to major construction starting of the light rail project.

The new tow-away area will be bordered by:

  • Sydney Harbour to the north;
  • Sydney Harbour, Fig St, Wattle St and Abercrombie St to the west;
  • Macquarie St, College St, Wentworth Ave and Elizabeth St to the east; and
  • Cleveland St to the south (outside the border).

A new tow-away area in the CBD will operate 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and provides authorities with the ability to move illegally parked vehicles in the road corridor to ease traffic congestion and keep the network moving. From 4 October vehicles parked illegally in the kerbside lane will be towed and fined $188.

Anyone who drives into the CBD should actively look for signs, even in familiar areas, as the parking restrictions are likely to have changed in regards to what vehicles can stop and for how long.

For road closures and general traffic information visit or call 132 701.

It's your city. Know what changes are taking place.

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Tow-away area map

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