Archived site – Last updated in May 2017
Urban Transformation and Transport Program
A story of transformation in the heart of Sydney
The Sydney of the future is taking shape in Central to Eveleigh. It will be an area of smaller homes, shared spaces and bigger lifestyles, of mixed businesses and communities, heritage buildings and new development, of local living connected to cultural opportunities near and far, an area of short distances between work and home, services and recreation, education and learning.
Sydney is growing - our population will more or less double over the next 40 years - so it’s important to plan for this growth in a sustainable way. Road congestion and travel times to work are increasing and at the same time, half of us aren’t getting the physical activity we need. The overall cost of living is high and our average environmental footprint is unnecessarily high.
Part of a smart solution is to deliver more homes and more diverse housing options close to public transport and job opportunities all over Sydney. It’s about smart city thinking for good community outcomes. It means change, and our challenge is to plan for a great place to live. We also need to provide parks and, community, cultural and retail services, well connected streets and walkways that make it easy and safe to walk everywhere. Innovative housing solutions and a new approach to social housing delivery will see a mix of private and public housing, bringing a wider range of people and greater opportunities to existing areas.
Central to Eveleigh timeframe
- Program announced by the NSW Government
- Preliminary investigation to understand opportunities and constraints
- Stakeholder and community consultation to identify areas of focus for the Urban Transformation Strategy
- Development of themes and a vision for Central to Eveleigh area continued into 2015
- Further consultation on the development of urban design and planning principles for the Urban Transformation Strategy
- First individual precinct masterplanning activities
- Complete studies and assessments for Central to Eveleigh area
- 2016 and beyond
2016 and beyond
- Precinct masterplanning continues
- Release of urban transformation strategy
- First concept plans for precincts
Our key role
UrbanGrowth NSW has a key role in this exciting transformation, looking at how underused government-owned land in and around the Central to Eveleigh rail corridor can help meet the challenges facing Sydney. There are also opportunities, to plan for diverse communities, to build on the area’s current strengths, recognising its rich history and heritage, to create some of the most liveable neighbourhoods in the world.
We are setting out to create places where car dependency is lower and parks, local services and train stations are within walking distance.