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22 Aug 2022
City shaping vision for Central Station full steam ahead

An ambitious and visionary plan to build over rail lines at Central will deliver a spectacular new public square and parkland, office space for the startups of the future, more diverse and affordable housing options as well as new city connections.

The vision for Central Station will utilise unused space over the current rail corridor to deliver a vibrant destination and provide much needed space for the expansion of the CBD.

It is a once in a generation opportunity to reimagine this iconic part of our CBD and transform it into a world-class precinct of shops, restaurants, office spaces, parkland and additional housing.

The ambitious plan for Central also focuses on further boosting housing supply, including prioritising much-needed affordable housing.

The Central Precinct Renewal will extend the southern CBD and use our transport assets to shape almost 24 hectares of empty space into something magnificent. 

Key features of the indicative masterplan include:

  • Around 850 new dwellings, including 15 per cent affordable housing and an additional target of 15 per cent diverse housing types such as build to rent and student dwellings.
  • Around 15 new buildings ranging in size and scale from 4 to 34 storeys for a range of uses including tech and office space, hotel and residential, bars, restaurants and cafes, education, community and cultural uses.
  • More than 60,000 sq m, or just over six football fields of public domain including parks, squares, plazas including Central Square, Central Green and Mortuary Station Garden.

A rezoning package to enable the transformation of the Central precinct is now on public exhibition.

The community will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposal from August 22 to September 19. 

Read more about the project here