The suburb of Ultimo (a prime area) southwest of Sydney CBD has been undergoing slum clearance and redevelopment as part of the suburb’s gentrification. But while a number of new residential and commercial buildings have been constructed or converted from existing edifices, many fearly Victorian terraced houses have been preserved.

Commercial activities are centred on the Broadway Shopping Centre and its neighbouring shops on Broadway Street. Harris Street hosts the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the University of Technology, Sydney.