Redfern North Eveleigh Precinct Renewal


Project overview

The NSW Government is transforming one of the most well-connected areas, the Redfern North Eveleigh Precinct, into a great new place for Sydney.

Development in the precinct will enable the jobs of the future, provide housing, and create new open spaces and places for people to socialise.

We aim to create a place that celebrates the rich industrial, Aboriginal and creative roots of the precinct and where everyone feels welcome both day and night.

Key benefits

  • Providing a mixed-use precinct, with housing, offices, new open spaces and places to socialise.
  • Supporting the delivery of Australia’s biggest technology and innovation hub between Central and Eveleigh known as Tech Central, enabling high quality office space to support the jobs of the future.
  • Respecting the rich Aboriginal and industrial heritage of the precinct.
  • Opening up the precinct for the first time in about one hundred years and improving connections in the precinct and to surrounding areas.
  • Upgrading Redfern Station, including a new southern concourse, to improve accessibility and connections to key destinations in the area.

Planning for the renewal

Transport for NSW has prepared a Strategic Vision (PDF, 12.05 MB) to guide the renewal of the precinct.

Stakeholders and the community have helped shape this important planning document and will continue to help shape the future of the precinct.

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Strategic Vision livestream event held in early 2021. The project team enjoyed speaking with community and hearing ideas and key themes for the renewal. A copy of the event is available to watch

A Response to Submissions document is being prepared to summarise the feedback received and will be shared publicly when complete.

These submissions will be considered in the next round of detailed planning and design of the renewed precinct. If you would like to speak to the project team, please email or call 1800 684 490.

Next steps in the planning process

The precinct is part of a declared State Significant Precinct (SSP) and the Minister for Planning is the consent authority for major development proposals.

Transport for NSW is undertaking a SSP study, which involves a range of technical studies, such as heritage, transport and environment as outlined in the SSP Study requirements.

This study will inform any changes to the current controls as part of a rezoning process.

When completed, the SSP study will be placed on public exhibition to allow the community an opportunity to comment.

Feedback received will be considered as part of the formal assessment process prior to finalising the rezoning.

What is happening now at the Chief Mechanical Engineer’s building. 

We’re proposing changes to the Chief Mechanical Engineer’s building to re-furbish this unused heritage asset as a potential new commercial space such as innovative or creative industries. 

The proposed renovations will create over 1,000 square metres of commercial space with modern fixtures and finishes, and accessibility improvements. 

Registration of Interest is now open for prospective tenants. These changes will help support the growth of Sydney by locating businesses close to:

  • Redfern Station
  • shops and
  • community facilities.

More information

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If you would like to speak to the project team, email or call 1800 684 490.

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