01 June 2016
The approval of Brookfield’s proposal to renew Wynyard Station along with a 27 level office building helps position Sydney as a global city says the Urban Taskforce.
“Today’s announcement that the $1 billion project to renew Wynyard Station and its surrounds demonstrates the state government’s commitment to Sydney’s global city status.” Says Urban Taskforce CEO Chris Johnson “By approving the project as an unsolicited proposal after a rigorous evaluation process the government has demonstrated a strong commitment to working with the private sector for the benefit of the Sydney.”
“The Wynyard Place proposal will connect the light rail in George Street with the pedestrian link to Barangaroo. The north west end of city is now renewing office space as well as improving public transport facilities.”
“The design of the grand transit hall for the station along with the extensive 7,000 sqm of high end retail will lift the interchange to global standards. The new 27 storey office building designed by international architects Make in collaboration with Sydney firm Architectus will add to the quality of Sydney’s architecture. The refurbishment of Shell House breathes new life into this heritage building.”
“The Urban Taskforce supports the government’s unsolicited proposal approach particularly where private development is so integrated into significant public infrastructure. The investment in the project by Brookfield Property Partners who will be the owner of the new and refurbished buildings demonstrates the global confidence in Sydney’s future.”
“Commuters on Sydney’s rail system will find the proposed new terminal a dramatic improvement of the current confused rail concourse.”