Former federal arts minister Paul Fletcher said the production was expected to inject $244 million into the Australian economy and employ more than 1,000 cast and crew members, as well as more than 3,000 extras.
The original television show featured a stuntman who used his skills and knowledge of Hollywood to track down and capture criminals, pursuing a variety of lawbreakers, sometimes in disguise, for five seasons from 1981 to 1986.
Filming of the modern adaptation means that local roads under the bridge at Dawes Point, Milsons Point and Kirribilli will also be closed from 5:30am to 10:00am, with controlled access where it is safe to do so.
Additional parking restrictions will apply from 3am to 10am on key roads in Northern Sydney and from 6am to 10am in Sydney CBD.
Collins advised pedestrians and cyclists to avoid the area while the closures are in effect and to consider taking the train.
“Buses will terminate on either side of the SHB in Sydney CBD and North Sydney from 3am to 10am,” it said. “Customers can take trains to continue their travels.”
A Sydney Harbor exclusion zone will also be in effect from 5:30am to 10:00am. Ferries and private boats may be affected intermittently during filming.
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