Ultimo is an inner-city suburb of Sydney, New
South Wales, Australia. Ultimo is located 2
kilometres south-west of the Sydney central
business district in the local government area
of the City of Sydney.
Broadway is a locality around the road of the
same name, which is located on the borders of
Ultimo, Chippendale and Glebe.
The commercial areas of Ultimo are mainly
centred on Broadway, Harris Street and Wattle
Street. The Broadway Shopping Centre is
located in the former site of the flagship
building of the Grace Brothers department
store chain. The Ultimo area is undergoing
gentrification, with considerable
redevelopment of industrial buildings for
residential and commercial purposes.
The corporate headquarters and Sydney
studios of the Australian Broadcasting
Corporation are located in its Ultimo Centre on
Harris Street. The Ultimo Centre also houses an
auditorium and recording studio, known as the
Eugene Goosens Hall, an ABC Shop and a
restaurant. Sydney's community television
station TVS, NITV & Aurora from a digital
broadcast centre are located at Ultimo Centre.
Harris Street is also the home of Sydney's
Powerhouse Museum. Wentworth Park is a
multi-purpose sporting facility in Ultimo that is
used for various sports including rugby union,
rugby league, soccer and greyhound racing.
In common with other inner suburbs such as
Surry Hills, Ultimo still has some of the oldest
examples of Victorian terraces. Despite
constant 'slum' clearance and redevelopment
during the 20th century, many fine examples
exist which, as in other inner Sydney suburbs,
have been progressively 'gentrified' in recent