Central Precinct Renewal Program


Project overview

Central Precinct will become an exciting new place for business and the community by renewing up to 24 hectares of Government-owned land in and around Australia’s busiest transport interchange – Sydney’s Central Station.

Unlocking 24 hectares of Government-owned land at Central will drive the success of Tech Central, a NSW Government commitment to create the biggest technology hub of its kind in Australia, and support the vision for a 24-hour economy.

Key benefits

  • Revitalising the precinct with new and enhanced public open spaces and celebrating the heritage of this iconic location
  • Realising a significantly expanded Central Business District (CBD) economy through creation of the jobs of the future in an exciting and vibrant setting
  • Reviving Central Station as a global transport interchange, meeting the needs of local, regional and international travellers
  • Planning for Country by incorporating Country-centred planning principles and actions that respect the surrounding diverse communities
  • Delivering a socially and environmentally sustainable precinct
  • Creating great new places by leveraging recent Government investment in existing and future infrastructure within the precinct, in line with global trends.

Creating new Sydney destinations

Transport for NSW is shaping NSW cities, centres and communities for generations to come. Thinking beyond the infrastructure and service requirements and focussing on what transport enables, Transport is in a unique position to use its infrastructure to transform these key interchanges into new Sydney destinations.

Shaping the future of Sydney are Transport’s three urban renewal projects – Central Precinct Renewal, Redfern North Eveleigh Precinct Renewal and Circular Quay Renewal. Together Central Precinct and Redfern North Eveleigh Precinct will give communities 34 hectares of a revitalised southern CBD which will change the face of Sydney.

Transport is working with the people of NSW to create these new Sydney destinations that reflects the uniqueness of each iconic location and community.

Central Precinct’s vision

Central Precinct’s vision is to be a vibrant and exciting place that unites a world-class interchange with innovative and diverse businesses and high-quality public spaces. It will embrace design, sustainability and connectivity, celebrate its unique built form and social and cultural heritage and become a centre for the future and economic growth.

Planning for a vibrant and renewed precinct

We are one step closer in renewing the Central Precinct to become an exciting new place for business and the community with the release of the draft Strategic Vision, which sets up a framework for how the Central Precinct will develop in the future.

We will now start preparing a SSP Study as part of plans to renew Central Precinct. This will involve community and stakeholder consultation and detailed studies over the next 12 months as outlined in the State Significant Precinct (SSP) Study Requirements.

Creating jobs of the future – Western Gateway sub-precinct

The Western Gateway sub-precinct will be a gateway to Sydney’s southern CBD, a visual marker for Central Precinct through city-scale buildings that creates a focal point for Tech Central.

The Western Gateway is the first to progress to the planning stage in renewing Central Precinct, supporting the delivery of Tech Central by creating over 16,000 jobs of the future.

The Western Gateway rezoning will enable an expanded southern CBD with the delivery of Atlassian’s new global headquarters (Block A) and Dexus and Frasers Property Australia proposed Central Place Sydney (Block B). Both were rezoned in August 2020, following public exhibition as part of the Western Gateway Rezoning Proposal in 2019.

What is happening now in the Western Gateway

Between Wednesday 16 December 2020 and Friday 29 January 2021, the community were asked to provide their feedback on the rezoning proposal for Western Gateway (Block C), which includes the Adina Apartment Hotel and Henry Deane Plaza. The rezoning of Block C will complete the Western Gateway sub-precinct of Central Precinct.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback or met with the project team during this time. Feedback received will help the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces determine the new planning controls for Block C.

Getting involved

We will keep the community and stakeholders up to date on opportunities to get involved and provide input into the renewal of Central Precinct as the project progresses.

For more information

  • View the Central Precinct and Western Gateway planning documents by visiting the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
  • Email projects@transport.nsw.gov.au to register your details and stay updated
  • Call 1800 684 490 if you would like to speak to the project team

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Current documents

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