New transport precinct set to help reinvigorate CBD
The NSW Government will deliver Sydney Metro’s Hunter Street development in a first-of-its-kind model, which is set to revitalise a critical area to Sydney’s CBD.
The Government today launched an industry registration process to deliver the new Hunter Street Station and the jobs, economic, and tourism precinct around this new Sydney CBD metro station.
The new Hunter Street Station will be located in the heart of Sydney’s business district and become a transport hub with connections to George Street, light rail, train services at Wynyard, Sydney Metro West, and the Sydney Metro City and Southwest station at Martin Place.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the Government is calling on the private sector to be involved in bringing this new precinct to life, inviting businesses to be a part of shaping the future of this part of the CBD.
“Sydney Metro Stations will change the way people live and commute, bringing people home faster and bringing prosperity to local businesses,” Mr Perrottet said.
“There’s an opportunity in Hunter Street to integrate transport with a new city precinct, weaving it into the fabric of the city. It’s part of our long-term vision to revitalise the CBD and bring Sydney roaring back to life after the challenges of the pandemic.
“Transport, foot traffic, the right mix of businesses and public spaces are what makes cities flourish, by having a vision for how we integrate these elements we’ll help shape the Sydney of the future.”
The new station is expected to have the busiest city-bound platform across the entire Sydney rail network in the morning peak, taking pressure off Wynyard and Town Hall.
Minister for Transport and Veterans David Elliott said the Government is eager to work with industry partners on this once-in-a-century infrastructure investment, which will link new communities to rail services, slash travel times across the network and support employment growth.
“Hunter Street Station will revitalise Sydney’s northern CBD and become a gateway to jobs, business, and tourism and a catalyst for economic recovery,” Mr Elliott said.
“This station will be one of the jewels in the crown of the city-shaping Sydney Metro West project – that’s why it’s so important economic, community, and place-making outcomes will be put at the forefront of the new station’s design and delivery.”
“It will take customers around 20 minutes to get from Parramatta to Hunter Street on this new rail infrastructure project and they’ll be getting off the train to an integrated, world-class transport hub that will transform this part of the CBD.”
Sydney Metro Chief Executive Peter Regan said the Hunter Street Precinct Development Partner Model will ensure the best precinct and value for money outcomes given the project’s significant interest.
“Bidders for Hunter Street Station will have to show how they will improve the local area and create a precinct and a sense of place, not just a station,” Mr Regan said.
Sydney Metro is calling for the ideas and input of key industry players to help create a world-class transport hub, including the underground station, the buildings, and the spaces above it.