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14 Aug 2020
Sydney's "Tech Central" Gets New Boost

The transformation of Railway Square into Sydney’s future ‘Silicon Valley’ has begun, with the NSW Government today rezoning the crucial first parcel of land.


The new $2.5 billion Central Place development by Dexus-Frasers will form a key part of the rezoned precinct.


Located alongside the new Atlassian headquarters, Central Place alone will deliver over 150,000 square metres of commercial floor space for technology and innovation companies.


The announcement also supports the NSW Government’s broader vision for the area by unlocking 24 hectares of government land in and around Australia’s busiest transport interchange to create an exciting new place with new and enhanced open spaces and business by expanding Sydney’s southern central business district.


Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said “this is an important piece of the puzzle to transform the area through uniting a world-class transport interchange with innovative and diverse businesses and high-quality public spaces.”


“It will embrace design, sustainability and connectivity, while celebrating Central’s unique built form and social and cultural heritage as it becomes a centre for the jobs of the future and economic growth.”


Dexus and Frasers Property Australia unveiled international design team Fender Katsalidis and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as the appointed architects on their Central Place Sydney development. Their winning design was selected following the first City of Sydney design competition run entirely online, with participants from over six countries.


The tech-focused design comprises two office towers of up to 39 levels and a landmark sculptural building, with 100 per cent renewable energy and a range of healthy building initiatives including touchless entry points and potential for the world’s first closed cavity façade system powered by artificial intelligence and solar glass.


The announcement follows the NSW Government’s recent commitment of $48.2 million in funding to deliver up to 25,000 square metres of affordable space for start-ups and scale-ups over the next four years.


Central Place is currently in Stage 3 of the NSW Government’s Unsolicited Proposals process. For more information visit



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