The community can now have its say on the proposed buildings above and adjacent to the new Sydney Metro Waterloo Station with the Environmental Impact Statement now lodged with the Department of Planning and Environment.
The Metro Quarter will be integrated with the new Waterloo Station and will deliver new homes, shops, community services and a new public plaza with an adjoining building that could house community and recreational facilities. The Metro Quarter precinct is bounded by Botany Road, Cope Street, Raglan Street and Wellington Street.
The site will include new social and affordable housing.
The Metro Quarter will be a new hub in the diverse community that it will serve, with new places for people to live, work, shop and play – and public spaces designed to encourage walking, cycling and social interaction.
“Stations on the new Sydney Metro system will be vibrant places and landmarks in their own right,” a Sydney Metro spokesperson said.
“This is a chance to build more than just railway stations – through excellence in design and delivery, Sydney Metro will deliver fully-integrated places which are intuitive and safe, architecturally unique and which promote people's health and wellbeing.”
The NSW Government has identified stations which can be better integrated with the places around them and will deliver new initiatives similar to other great mass transit-oriented developments around the world, including Hudson Yards in New York and the new Paddington Station on London’s Crossrail.
As the new metro stations are built underground, buildings will be able to be constructed above them at the same time, reducing community impacts and the length of time required to deliver developments.
The precinct is made up of the Waterloo Metro Quarter, which is being reimagined by Sydney Metro in conjunction with UrbanGrowth NSW, and the Waterloo Estate, which is being redeveloped by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation as part of the NSW Government’s Communities Plus program.
Following a competitive tender process, Sydney Metro has shortlisted two groups to deliver the new Waterloo Station and the Metro Quarter.
The two groups shortlisted are:
- Waterloo MQ Pty LTD (Aqualand)
- John Holland Property Developments and John Holland Pty Ltd.
The Environmental Impact Statement is on exhibition from 22 November 2018 to 30 January 2019. Displays and information will be available at the following drop-in community information sessions:
- Saturday 1 December 2018 10am – 1pm - Alexandria Town Hall, 73 Garden Street, Alexandria
- Tuesday 4 December 2018 4-7pm - Alexandria Town Hall, 73 Garden Street, Alexandria
Details on how to make a submission can be found at: www.majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au .
Media contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Community invited to have their say about building above new Metro Waterloo Station