Work will begin soon on a new southern concourse at Redfern Station which will deliver better access for customers following the project receiving formal planning approval.
Minister for Transport Andrew Constance said the new concourse will significantly improve lift and stair access to Platforms 1 to 10, especially for less mobile customers.
“The upgrade will not only mean easier access to the sixth busiest station on the network, but it will also future-proof Redfern Station as the area grows and attracts even more residents, workers and students,” Mr Constance said.
“The upgrade will also include new and improved shared zones on Little Eveleigh and Marian Streets, and increased bike parking.
“Planning and design work took about 18 months and we are grateful to everyone who provided feedback during this phase, and we will continue to consult the local community during construction.”
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the upgraded infrastructure will help unlock the potential of the broader Redfern North Eveleigh Precinct.
“Nearby Tech Central will become Australia’s answer to Silicon Valley and therefore needs excellent public transport facilities at Central and Redfern stations to reach its full potential,” Mr Stokes said.
“The new Redfern station concourse will make it much easier for everyone who works or lives in Redfern to get to and from the platforms.”
This upgrade is funded through the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program, with the Novo Rail Alliance appointed to deliver the work.
Early preparation work will commence over the holiday period with major construction to start in January 2021, with completion expected by 2022.
The early work will take place during a scheduled rail maintenance shut down when trains are not running to allow the work to be completed safely and to fast-track delivery to reduce the impacts on the local community.