The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is calling for community feedback on early plans to create a globally-competitive hub at Central Sydney to support the jobs of the future.
The Department’s Acting Deputy Secretary of Greater Sydney Place and Infrastructure Brett Whitworth said the community is invited to have its say on a draft vision for Central Precinct and proposed rezoning plans of the Western Gateway.
“The plans aim to transform Central Precinct into Sydney’s next big jobs hub and a cornerstone of the Sydney Innovation and Technology Precinct and create up to 25,000 jobs of the future,” Mr Whitworth said.
Central Precinct is a 24-hectare area of government-owned land that spans from Central Station above the rail line to Redfern, Goulburn Street car park and land along Lee Street.
The precinct, set to be delivered for the NSW Government by Transport for NSW will be largest government-lead urban renewal in the State, surpassing Barangaroo.
“Central Precinct is surrounded by world-class universities, more than 100 research institutes, and a vibrant eco system of creative businesses, on top of excellent public transport” Mr Whitworth said.
“This project aims to expand Sydney’s commercial core, better connect businesses and communities and create vibrant new public spaces,” Mr Whitworth said.
The NSW Government has taken a coordinated approach to planning the urban renewal and development of the area, with several government agencies and City of Sydney Council involved.
Transport for NSW has been responsible for developing the draft Central Precinct Strategic Vision and the Western Gateway rezoning while the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment will oversee the exhibition and assessment of the project in collaboration with the City of Sydney and the Greater Sydney Commission.
“The draft plans are on exhibition from today for feedback until Wednesday, 27 November 2019 and I encourage everyone to take a look and play a role in planning for the future of this precinct,” Mr Whitworth said.