Big things are on the horizon for Sydney’s busiest train station. NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has revealed the government’s plans to reshape the southern end of Central Station. New high rise buildings, restaurants, offices and more will be introduced as part of the redevelopment plan. The revamp is expected to span over 10 to 15 years.
“We have a once in a generation opportunity to reimagine this iconic part of our CBD and transform it into a world-class precinct of shops, restaurants, office spaces, parkland and additional housing,” Mr Perrottet said.
“This proposal will be another major investment into the future of the Sydney CBD. Our vision will convert Central precinct into a must-visit part of our city for locals as well as for domestic and international tourists,” he added.
The ambitious plan will aim to utilise unused spaces across the site and transform Central into a world-class precinct. As part of the project, 24 hectares of land will be renewed with new buildings including offices, hotels, bars and other cultural spaces. The project will also include 850 new dwellings, 15 percent of which will be assigned to affordable housing and another 15 percent dedicated to rent and student dwellings.
The Central Station redevelopment plan will also establish new connections for Central and surrounding suburbs in the vicinity and is expected to be a major job generating factor while infusing new business into the CBD.
“This proposal will heal parts of our city that have been torn apart since the railway divided Surry Hills from Ultimo back in 1874. The proposal includes multiple new over-rail connections including Devonshire Street bridge, to enhance pedestrian and bicycle access through Central Precinct and to surrounding neighbourhoods,” Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport Rob Stokes said about the Central Station redevelopment plan.
Additionally, the government also plans to implement over six football fields of public domain including parks, squares, plazas including Central Square, Central Green and Mortuary Station Garden.
You can read all about the redevelopment plan on the NSW Government Website and provide feedback on the proposal until September 19.