NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Have your say on landmark new Hunter Street precinct

  • Date: 05.12.2022
  • Type: Ministerial Media Release
  • Author: NSW Department of Planning and Environment

The NSW Government can reveal concept plans for two new buildings above the landmark Sydney Metro West Hunter Street Station in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.

Sydney Metro has lodged Concept Environmental Impact Statements for two buildings above Hunter Street Station, one of the nine new stations for Sydney Metro West, and is inviting community members to learn more about the project and provide feedback.

Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney David Elliott said the new Hunter Street Precinct will unite a world-class transport gateway with a premier business and retail destination.

“This visionary development will reimagine the local area through the creation of a vibrant precinct and sense of place, not just a station,” Mr Elliott said.

The proposals are for a 58-storey building above Hunter Street Station East, between O’Connell Street and Bligh Street and a 51-storey building above Hunter Street Station West, on the corner of George Street and Hunter Street. Both buildings will include commercial office and retail spaces.

The planning process for both Hunter Street over-station developments is running concurrently with the procurement of the Hunter Street Precinct Development Partner. Two consortia have now been shortlisted to tender for the delivery of the Government’s vision for a world class precinct in the heart of a vibrant and connected city.

Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts said this is an opportunity for the community to respond to the building concepts that will support well connected and transit-oriented commercial spaces.

“Feedback received during this planning stage will set the framework for how design excellence is achieved during further planning stages, when the community will again be invited to have their say,” Mr Roberts said.

The Hunter Street East and Hunter Street West Environmental Impact Statements will be on public exhibition until 30 January 2023.