The Goods Line project is set to transform a disused rail freight corridor into a vibrant people friendly area, stretching from Railway Square through Ultimo to Darling Harbour. Reminiscent of New York’s ‘High Line’, the Goods Line is expected to revolutionise the way people interact with Sydney’s foreshore, creating an urban hub that will breathe life into the precinct.
Minister for Planning Brad Hazzard said The Goods Line would be a drawcard for visitors to the City; provide a boost for local businesses and connect arts, education and cultural institutions along Sydney’s Cultural Ribbon.
“The Goods Line South has already generated interest in redevelopment from landowners in the surrounding area, who can see the great advantages this new facility will offer for economic and property development”.
“Our agencies are working closely together to deliver on this vision of connecting people to places through safe walking networks”, Mr Hazzard said.
Construction of the northern section of The Goods Line is due to begin this month (March 2014), with the contract awarded to Sydney-based builders Gartner Rose Pty Ltd.