Central Station Redevelopment Demonstrates How Cities Can Be Shaped By Transport

The release of planning documents for the ambitious redevelopment of 24 hectares of land around Central Station is an excellent example of how cities can be shaped by transport, says the Urban Taskforce.


“Around the world major transport nodes are generating exciting urban renewal projects that lead to significant development and the announcement of plans for redevelopment around Sydney’s Central Station is a world class example.” says Urban Taskforce CEO Chris Johnson. “The redevelopment of this 24-hectare site into a precinct with 25,000 jobs will turn unfriendly railway tracks into a new urban precinct.”


“The proposed Central Precinct will be compared to the exciting redevelopment around Kings Cross Station in London, which led to significant new urban development that included jobs, homes and community amenities. On Friday November 1st the Urban Taskforce conference ‘CITIES SHAPED BY TRANSPORT’ will highlight the best global projects that link transport and new development including the Kings Cross Project, and NSW Transport Minister, Andrew Constance, will profile New South Wales projects including the Central Precinct.”


“The draft Strategic Vision for the Central Precinct highlights the Western Gateway Sub-precinct which is zoned for buildings up to 35 metres in height within a floor space ratio of 3 to 1.  This will allow some impressive new buildings and be an important part of the renewal of the precinct.”


“The Urban Taskforce conference will profile exciting transport strategies that drive urban development from Singapore, Jerusalem, Melbourne, London and Dublin as well as looking at how future technologies like Uber Elevate will change movement across urban areas.”


“The Urban Taskforce is keen to contribute our comments to the exhibition of the plans for the Central Precinct.”

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