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Frequently Asked Questions

An Unsolicited Proposal may occur when a non-government organisation approaches government with a commercial proposition, where the government has not previously requested the proposal. This may include proposals to build and/or finance infrastructure, provide goods or services, or undertake a major commercial transaction.


The NSW Government’s unsolicited proposal process is designed to encourage the private sector to come forward with innovative infrastructure or service delivery solutions. The Department of Premier and Cabinet is charged with the role of assessing and evaluating unsolicited proposals in New South Wales. More information on the process is available on the NSW Government's website.

In March 2018, the Minister for Planning approved the Stage 1 State Significant Development (SSD) application for two Over Station Developments (OSD) at the northern and southern ends of the precinct.

Macquarie Group submitted a ‘Stage 1 Amending DA’ seeking approval for a larger building envelope for the south site OSD following recent changes to planning controls for Martin Place. The amended concept DA was on public exhibition until 19 September 2018.

The Precinct will be above the previously approved Martin Place metro station, and have access points to the station.

Martin Place is one of six new stations for the Sydney Metro ‘City & Southwest’, which extends new metro rail from Chatswood, under Sydney Harbour, through the Sydney CBD to Bankstown.

Macquarie Group would deliver the Martin Place metro station to the Government. Macquarie would not own or be involved in the station itself once operational.

Macquarie Group has lodged two separate ‘Stage 2’ State Significant Development applications which seek approval for detailed design and construction for the North and South OSD.


These applications were exhibited until 7 November 2018 and are being assessed by the Department.

To find out more about Martin Place Metro Station Precinct you can:

  • visit Macquarie Group’s Metro Martin Place website
  • visit our Major Projects website
  • call our Information Centre on 1300 305 695. If English isn’t your first language and you require an interpreter, please call 131 450. You can request an interpreter in your language and to be connected to our Information Centre on 1300 305 695.

Page last updated: 27/05/2019