The New Central To Eveleigh Precinct

September 27th, 2019 - by Brad Gillespie

The Central to Eveleigh precinct is a major government-led urban renewal project, which will bring exciting changes to the area and its surrounds.

We look at what is planned, what’s next, and what does it mean for those who own or hope to own, in the local inner-city area.

The Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation Strategy is an ambitious program comprised of several separate but related projects that will ultimately transform Waterloo, Redfern, Eveleigh, and surrounds.

Multiple government agencies, including Transport for NSW and Infrastructure NSW, are working together on the planning and coordination of the new precinct. The renewal aims to provide new public spaces and community facilities, including more walking and cycling connections and a world-class technology and innovation precinct.

North Eveleigh West

The first cab off the rank is the redevelopment of the North Eveleigh West area – the 2.9-hectare site located 3km south-west of Sydney’s CBD at Wilson Street, Eveleigh, which is primarily owned by RailCorp.

The first stage of the renewal will be upgrading Redfern Station, which has already received a facelift, making it more accessible for residents and commuters. This will include providing better access to platforms 1 through 10, including six new stairs and lifts, increasing connectivity with key surrounding areas, including South Eveleigh (formerly known as Australian Technology Park), Carriageworks, and education centres.

Existing users of the wider North Eveleigh West site include an affordable residential apartment building, the historic Clothing Store building, newly constructed roads, and vacant land. The planned redesign of the area will ultimately incorporate more residential buildings, parks and retail facilities. The program aims to build on the rich character and heritage of the area while breathing new life into an already vibrant, thriving community.

Sydney’s own Silicon Valley

Redfern and North Eveleigh is a key part of the planned Sydney Innovation and Technology Precinct. An already completed analysis of the precinct identified that it has all of the key drivers needed to create a globally significant technology precinct – major technology anchors, culture, location, transportation, and walkability.

The NSW Government’s vision for the area is, “A place where ambitious start-ups, world-class universities and research institutions, high-tech giants and the community collaborate to solve problems, socialise and spark ideas that change our world and support the jobs of the future.”

The globally connected precinct will be underpinned by high-quality physical and digital infrastructure, giving it the potential to become a world-leading hub of digital innovation, entrepreneurship and research for educational institutions and businesses. The creation of 25,000 new innovation jobs are anticipated as a direct result.

The impact

With more houses, green spaces, infrastructure upgrades and new jobs destined to be the result of the Central to Eveleigh Precinct, we know this will bring great things to our area.

More information

For project updates, you can contact Transport NSW on 1800 684 490 or email [email protected].

You can also learn more about Eveleigh’s fascinating history through stories, chronology, archives, photo galleries and video at eveleighstories.com.au

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