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Redevelopment of the site known as One Carrington Street Sydney, above Wynyard Station, has been approved by the Department of Planning and Environment, subject to conditions.

 

The project involves upgrading the eastern access to Wynyard Station, and a retail and commercial development on the site.

 

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The site is located between George and Carrington Streets in the northern area of Sydney’s commercial CBD.

 

A departmental spokesperson said the existing Menzies Hotel and 301 George Street would be demolished and the heritage-listed properties at 285 George Street and Shell House would be refurbished.

 

“This redevelopment will bring much needed commercial capacity to the northern part of Sydney’s central business district, with approval for a 27-storey building housing offices and shops.

 

“This will provide premium grade commercial office space next to major transport infrastructure, in line with the Government’s commitment to employment-related infrastructure near transport facilities,” the spokesperson said.

 

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“It will also provide an important upgrade to one of the major access points to Wynyard train station, Sydney’s third busiest and one of its oldest.

 

“The project includes an upgrade of the eastern access into Wynyard Station – including provision of a new transit hall, concourse area and retail facilities. The project will also pay for all future ongoing maintenance of the transit hall.

 

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The project is associated with the NSW Government’s upgrade of Wynyard Station – the gateway to the $6 billion Barangaroo development - and will move thousands of extra customers during peak times,” the spokesperson said.

 

The project has been approved subject to conditions in relation to the ongoing operation of Wynyard Station through the construction process, traffic management and environmental and heritage impacts.

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