NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Redfern North Eveleigh

An industrial area reinvented as a home for innovation with new jobs, homes, community facilities and open space.

At a glance

State-shaping precinct


The Redfern North Eveleigh Precinct is 10 hectares of government-owned land within the wider Redfern-Waterloo Authority Sites State Significant Precinct (SSP).

The SSP process allows the Department of Planning and Environment to consider proposals for new planning controls for areas that are of state or regional planning significance.  

The precinct is located to the south-west of Redfern station and is made up of the Paint Shop, Clothing Store and Carriageworks sub-precincts.

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Paint Shop rezoning proposal

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has prepared a rezoning proposal for the Paint Shop sub-precinct. The rezoning proposal was exhibited for comment from 26 July to 25 August 2022.

The department is responsible for gathering submissions and evaluating the proposal. Submissions received during public exhibition can be viewed on the planning portal via the button below.

All feedback will inform the final rezoning package and help shape the future of Redfern North Eveleigh.

The Paint Shop sub-precinct will be a key part of Tech Central, with floor space for technology and innovation industries, new public open space and a range of housing.

The Carriageworks and Clothing Store sub-precincts are not affected by this proposal.

View exhibition documents and submissions

The rezoning proposal aims to deliver:

  • About 6,200 innovation, commercial and creative sector jobs. 
  • 450 new homes including a minimum 15% dedicated to affordable housing. 
  • New community/cultural spaces. 
  • More than 1.25 hectares of public open space. 
  • New walking paths and connections to Redfern station.

Find out more about the rezoning proposal at TfNSW’s webpage.


What happens next

In response to community feedback provided during public exhibition TfNSW will amend their rezoning proposal which is then provided to the department for consideration. 

The department then assesses the amended proposal and once issues have been addressed, the finalisation package will be sent to the Minister for Planning and Homes to consider approving the rezoning amendments to the City of Sydney LEP.


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The Tech Central Vision

Redfern North Eveleigh will support innovation, collaboration and jobs for the future as part of Tech Central.

Tech Central stretches from Central Station to Camperdown and will be a global centre of technology and innovation, with more than 25,000 jobs. The precinct will house start-ups, scale-ups and innovation ecosystem partners in 250,000 sqm of office space for technology companies. 

Tech Central will also create great public spaces  and improve walking and cycling connections. 
The Redfern North Eveleigh Precinct will respect Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal history of the area and integrate sensitively with surrounding communities.

The plans will recognise the unique combination of cultural, industrial and historic factors that distinguishes the precinct and forms the foundation of its identity.


What’s happened so far?

Study requirements (PDF, 498 KB) were prepared in consultation with state agencies and the City of Sydney council to guide TfNSW investigations into proposed new planning controls in the Redfern North Eveleigh Precinct.

The department, in collaboration with TfNSW, hosted a Place Design Forum in August 2020 to gather feedback from key stakeholders and community to inform planning for Redfern North Eveleigh. The results are captured in the Outcomes Report of the Place Design Forum (PDF, 36 MB).

TfNSW prepared a Strategic vision in March 2021, which formed the first part of the planning process to set the intention for the future of the precinct.

A TfNSW rezoning proposal for the Paint Shop sub-precinct was exhibited from 26 July to 25 August 2022.

Redfern North Eveleigh timeline

Precinct status name Place Design Forum
Completed phase
Tmeline dates Aug 2020
Precinct status name Strategic Vision
Completed phase
Tmeline dates Mar 2021
Precinct status name Rezoning proposal exhibition
Completed phase
Tmeline dates 26 Jul - 25 Aug 2022
Precinct status name Response to submissions
Completed phase
Tmeline dates Late 2022 onwards
Precinct status name Rezoning package
Completed phase
Tmeline dates Finalisation 2023

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