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Central Station is well located in Central Sydney surrounded by leading universities and businesses.


Nominated for investigation as a State Significant Precinct (SSP), 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.


Central SSP is about 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.


The precinct will be a leader in innovation, collaboration and jobs for the future.

What’s happened so far

TfNSW submitted a draft Strategic Vision and Western Gateway rezoning proposal for public exhibition from 16 October to 27 November 2019.


The draft Strategic Vision will:

  • set the vision for the area
  • identify priorities and key planning considerations and,
  • establish a commitment to design excellence for the precinct.


The rezoning proposal is for the Western Gateway, the first sub-precinct within Central SSP.


TfNSW is proposing to amend the planning controls that apply to the Western Gateway area to enable redevelopment for a technology and innovation precinct.


The proposed changes can be found in the Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE).


We have prepared a Submissions Summary Report which outlines the main themes and feedback raised during the exhibition period.


TfNSW has now lodged the Response to Submissions making some amendments to their Strategic Framework (previously exhibited as Strategic Vision) and proposal for the rezoning of the Western Gateway.


Click the buttons below to view the exhibition documents:


Draft Strategic Framework

What happens next

  • We will work with the City of Sydney, Government Architect NSW and Greater Sydney Commission in assessing the proposal. We will consider submissions received, TfNSW’s response to submissions and any amendments made to the proposal during our assessment.
  • We will prepare an assessment report and make a recommendation to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces. The Minister will make a final determination on the Central Strategic Framework and the Western Gateway rezoning proposal.
  • Any future proposals for the Central SSP sub-precincts will be assessed for consistency with the final approved version of the Central Strategic Framework.

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Page last updated: 15/07/2020