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Central Precinct on public exhibition



The NSW Government is giving people their first glimpse of what the extensive precinct in and around Central Station could look like over the next two decades, releasing key documents for public exhibition today until Monday,19 September.

People can view the indicative masterplan and SSP study which includes a place strategy, urban design framework and public domain strategy.

As Urban Design Lead, Architectus has worked alongside Transport for NSW, TYRRELLSTUDIO (Public Domain Lead), Ethos Urban (Planning Lead) and a wider consultant team to prepare a comprehensive planning and urban design framework for the precinct’s renewal, which will embrace the latest in design and sustainability while celebrating the unique built form and social and cultural heritage of Central Station and its immediate surroundings.

The precinct is located at the southern end of central Sydney, where it traverses 24 hectares of under-utilised land between Goulburn and Cleveland Streets. At the heart of it all is Central Station – Sydney’s busiest interchange.

With a vision to become a vibrant and exciting place that unites a world-class transport interchange with an innovative business, research and technology hub plus high-quality public and green spaces, the project currently represents the largest urban renewal program seen in Sydney. It has been earmarked as a State Significant Precinct (SSP) due to its potential to boost investment and create new jobs.

Our work includes concept design for over-station development, the adaptive reuse of the Sydney Terminal Building and cross corridor connections, public domain and open space to support the SSP rezoning.

The new precinct will unite a large section of the city, linking up to previously disconnected inner-city suburbs such as Redfern and Chippendale. It also represents a step forward in designing for Country by revealing the layers of indigenous history that contribute to Sydney’s identity.

Ultimately, Central Station’s renewal will expand Sydney’s CBD, establishing a distinctive, multi-connected destination with local, national and international impact.

IMAGE: Architectus, TYRRELLSTUDIO and Virtual Ideas