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Sydney Central Station redevelopment may increase parkland

2023-01-23 18:00:00
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Cities and Infrastructure Minister Rob Stokes stated he welcomed daring and modern proposals for the precinct however warned constructing over a historic public house was not the reply.

“Prince Alfred Park is a well-liked public parkland which has performed an necessary position in our metropolis’s historical past, together with the jubilant celebrations which adopted the same-sex marriage plebiscite,” he stated.

Prince Alfred Park neighbours the rail traces at Central Station. Credit score:Nick Moir

Stokes stated the Bates Sensible proposal to construct over all practice traces south of Central, as an alternative of simply the regional and intercity traces as proposed by the federal government, additionally posed main challenges for the community that will end in main disruption for the tens of millions of people that journey by Central each week.

Vivian, who has labored with the Metropolis of Sydney on revamp plans for the Cahill Expressway, acknowledged that any proposal to construct on Prince Alfred Park can be contentious, however he stated the plans retained an avenue of fig timber and historic buildings, whereas doubling parkland within the space.

He stated his agency’s proposal for Central would keep away from the excessive price of additional constructions wanted to help the large weight of towers on the land deck over the rail traces.

Vivian stated the federal government’s plan was flawed as a result of it didn’t join Surry Hills to Chippendale and “creates a type of sewer of rail over which you’re asking folks to stroll”.

A pedestrian on the rainbow path at Prince Alfred Park on Monday.

A pedestrian on the rainbow path at Prince Alfred Park on Monday.Credit score: Nick Moir

Bates Sensible is one in all Australia’s oldest architectural companies and designed the brand new Australian embassy in Washington, in addition to the ACT authorities places of work at Structure Place in Canberra. Additionally it is engaged on Sydney Metro developments at North Sydney, the CBD, Waterloo and Parramatta.

Vivian instructed that a world competitors be held for designs of the landscaped park to be constructed above the rail line at Central.

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Metropolis of Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore declined to touch upon the Bates Sensible proposal till the council had an opportunity to contemplate it.

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