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Central Precinct is a State Significant Precinct (SSP) surrounded by leading universities and businesses.

 

Central SSP covers 24 hectares bounded by Pitt Street to the west, Cleveland Street to the south, Eddy Avenue to the north and Elizabeth Street to the east.

 

We are working with Transport for NSW (TfNSW), the City of Sydney and the Greater Sydney Commission to transform Central SSP into a technology and innovation precinct.

 

The precinct will be a leader in innovation, collaboration and jobs for the future as well as the epicentre of Tech Central. Stretching from Central Station to Camperdown, Tech Central will house start-ups, scale-ups and innovation ecosystem partners in 250,000 sqm of office space. 


Western Gateway 

The first stage of planning for Central SSP is the Western Gateway Sub-precinct, which consists of three separate development sites: Block A, B and C.  

 

Blocks A and B were rezoned in August 2020 and enable the delivery of Atlassian’s new global headquarters and a significant redevelopment proposal from Dexus and Frasers. The proposal will deliver 232,000 sqm of non-residential space for commercial, retail and hotel uses. It was publicly exhibited from 16 October to 27 November 2019.

 

Block C was rezoned in October 2021 to enable development above and adjacent to the Parcel Post building (the Adina Hotel) and provide an additional 43,000 sqm of non-residential space in the precinct. The proposal was exhibited for public comment from 16 December 2020 to Friday 29 January 2021. 

 

The finalisation reports for Block A and B and Block C outline the changes to Sydney Local Environmental Plan (2012) (Sydney LEP) that will help facilitate the delivery of Tech Central and the Western Gateway sub-precinct. 

 

The Western Gateway Design Guide (PDF, 1.13 MB) also applies to the site and will ensure development results in high-quality design and an appropriate heritage response. 

 

The new planning controls will enable delivery of improved public plaza in the Western Gateway. Improvements to the public domain will be guided by the Western Gateway Publicly Accessible Space Strategy

 

Planning for the Western Gateway Sub-precinct and Central SSP is guided by the Strategic Framework which sets the vision and principles for renewal at Central. 

 

The rezoning package, all finalisation documents and submissions are available on the Planning Portal. 

 

See the Blocks A and B Rezoning Package and the Block C Rezoning Package

 

Study Requirements for Central SSP 

The department has now issued Study Requirements for Central SSP that will guide the future redevelopment of the broader precinct (beyond the Western Gateway Sub-precinct). The requirements ensure that appropriate technical analysis is undertaken to support any future rezoning proposal.

 

The Study Requirements were prepared in consultation with the City of Sydney, Greater Sydney Commission and other Government agencies. 

 

See the Central SSP Study Requirements

What happens next

We are continuing to work with TfNSW, the City of Sydney, Greater Sydney Commission and other Government agencies to enable development within the Central SSP. 

 

TfNSW is developing its plans for Central SSP and undertaking technical analysis. There will be more community and stakeholder consultation as planning progresses. 

 

Any future proposals for the Central SSP will be assessed for consistency with the Central Strategic Framework (PDF, 15 MB).

 

Want to know more?

Our frequently asked questions can help answer questions you may have.

 

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Page last updated: 13/07/2022