New Years Eve

Traffic arrangements and alcohol free zones for the Balmain Peninsula for the New Year's Eve 2017 celebrations can be found below.

Public Transport

The best way to access the Balmain Peninsula on New Year’s Eve is by Public Transport.

Extra public transport will operate to get you to the Balmain Peninsula and home again. To plan your trip visit the Transport for NSW website or call 131 500.

Road Closures

Council is planning to implement the following traffic arrangements to cater for New Year’s Eve 2017 celebrations.

The following roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic between 3:00pm and Midnight on Saturday, 31st December 2017 to cater for the New Year’s Eve celebrations:

  • Brent Street at Evans Street intersection, Rozelle (both directions)
  • Mansfield Street at Evans Street intersection, Rozelle (both directions) 
  • Hanover Street at Evans Street intersection, Rozelle (both directions) 
  • Mackenzie Street at Victoria Road intersection, Rozelle (both directions) 
  • Hartley Street at Victoria Road intersection, Rozelle (both directions)
  • Joseph Street at Victoria Road intersection, Rozelle (both directions)
  • Loughlin Street at Victoria Road intersection, Rozelle (both directions)
  • Crescent Street at Robert Street intersection, Rozelle (both directions)
  • Buchanan Street at Robert Street intersection, Balmain (both directions)
  • Waragal Avenue at Terry Street intersection, Rozelle (both directions)
  • McKell Street at Yeend Street intersection, Birchgrove (both directions)

In addition, the following roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic except Sydney Buses, Taxis and Balmain Access Permit holders and manned by NSW Police officers between 3:00pm and Midnight:

  • Terry Street at Wellington Street intersection, Rozelle (northbound direction)
  • Darling Street at Nelson Street intersection, Rozelle (northbound direction)
  • Darling Street at Ewenton Street intersection, Balmain (eastbound direction) 
  • Evans Street at Merton Street intersection, Rozelle (northbound direction)
  • Evans Street at Nelson Street, Rozelle (both directions)
  • Mullens Street at Robert Street intersection, Rozelle (both directions)
  • Ballast Point Road at Lemm Street-Yeend Street intersection, Birchgrove (south and eastbound directions)
  • Wharf Road at Grove Street intersection, Birchgrove (eastbound direction)
  • Grove STreet at Rose Street (eastbound direction)

Council has liaised with the Police to ensure that Taxis will be allowed access to the peninsula on NYE. However, Taxi access after 7.00pm will require the passenger to have information verifying that they are a resident of the Balmain peninsula. The information could be a drivers licence, rates notice etc. Temporary taxi drop-off points would be provided for other Taxis closer to the road closure points.

Refer to the following map for road closure locations. Road users are requested to avoid these locations at reopening time and where possible use alternative routes.

Road Closures Map

Refer to the following map for road closure locations. Road users are requested to avoid these locations at reopening time and where possible use alternative routes.

 NYE 2016 closures

Temporary Changes in Parking Restrictions

To provide transportation for visitors to the area, Sydney Buses will be operating additional bus services to Darling Street. To manage these additional bus services, the following restrictions will be installed from 12pm on 31st December 2017:

  • Temporary ‘Bus Zones’ on both sides of Darling Street between Mort Street and Curtis Road (see following plan)
  • Temporary ‘Bus Zone’ on the northern side of Darling Street between King Street and North Street (see following plan
  • Temporary ‘Bus Zone’ on the southern side of Grove Street between Wharf Road and Bay Street (see following plan insert)
  • Temporary ‘No Stopping’ restriction on the eastern side of Montague Street between Darling Street and Beattie Street

2016 nye parking

Grove Street Birchgrove New Years Eve temporary Bus Zone

Permits Accepted

The following permits will be accepted for access to the Balmain / Rozelle Peninsula:

NYE Permit

Resident parking permit - Leichhardt

  • Leichhardt Council*/Inner West Council Resident Access Permit (Balmain/Rozelle Peninsula)
  • Leichhardt Council*/Inner West Council current Resident Parking Scheme Permit for Areas B1, B2, B3, B5, BE, BG, R1, R2, R3 and R4
  • Australian Disability Parking permit.

*Please note that 'Leichhardt Council' Permits will be accepted although the Council now operates as the 'Inner West Council' (merger of the former Leichhardt, Marrickville and Ashfield Councils).

Residents / Business proprietors within the closed section of Balmain / Rozelle Peninsula who need vehicle access to the Peninsula during the road closure period and who have not been issued one of the above permits, can apply for a Resident Access Permit from Council’s Customer Service Centre.

An application form is attached which has details of how you can obtain your permit. Resident and Businesses will be eligible for two permits only.

To apply for a Resident Access Permit, applicants will need to submit the application and provide proof of Residency / Business operation with an address inside the restricted area. No Permits will be issued for visitors.

This year Applications may be submitted via the following means and during the dates and times nominated below:

Permit Application

Lodge online

Apply for a Resident Access Permit here (New Years Eve Access)

(until Friday 15 December 2017)

 Lodge in person

  • Balmain Library - Meeting Room 1 (Wednesday 13 December until Friday 15 December 2017 (inclusive), between the hours of 10.00am - 1.00pm)
  • Leichhardt Customer Service Centre, 7-15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt (Monday to Friday, until Friday 29 December 2017 (inclusive), during advertised business hours)

Alcohol Free Zones

Currently the following areas have been established as alcohol free zones from 12.00pm (noon) 31 December 2017 to 3.00am 1 January 2018 for New Year’s Eve:
  • Ballast Point Park
  • Yurulbin Park (Louisa Road)
  • Birchgrove Park, Miklouho-Maclay
  • Mort Bay, 2-8 Weston Street and Thornton Parks
  • College Street Playground
  • Simmons Point Reserve
  • Lookes Avenue Reserve
  • Illoura Reserve
  • Harris and Brownlee Reserves
  • Darling Street Wharf
  • Weston Street
  • Lookes Avenue 
  • Darling Street between Duke Street and Darling Street Wharf

Alcohol Free Zones Map

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