Integrated Station Development

Introduction

Sydney Metro will revitalise communities, transform places and make the nation’s only global city more liveable and connected.

Australia’s largest city will be more productive and more attractive globally. Not only will this new mass transit system move more people safely and reliably than ever before, it will unlock the potential of Sydney as a growing global city – creating new and diverse opportunities to support changing communities.

Joining other great global mass transit development initiatives, the NSW Government has identified stations on the Sydney Metro system which can be better integrated with the areas around them, creating world-class places that will shape our city’s future.

Creating great places in a global city

Building new metro stations for Sydney will create exciting opportunities to bring together international best practice and innovative urban thinking to shape and create vibrant and attractive places in the precincts surrounding reach station.

Vibrant places help strengthen communities, attract visitors, workers and investment and enhance our city’s liveability. Sydney’s new metro stations will create focal points in the communities that they serve, with new places for people to live, work, shop and play – and public spaces designed to encourage walking, cycling and social interaction.

Each station is different in character, and will require a tailored place-based approach to planning and place making to realise opportunities in each area.

A new international standard of place

In building new metro stations for Sydney, an exciting opportunity exists to integrate global best practice and innovative thinking to create a sense of place.

Vibrant neighbourhoods help strengthen communities, attract investment and enhance liveability. A dynamic place integrates restaurants, parks, footpaths, buildings and other public space to invite greater interaction between people and foster healthier, more social and economically viable communities.

Sydney Metro will help create places that are easy to access, are connected to their surroundings, are comfortable and clean, and that provide social interactions and boundless opportunities.

Supporting and developing local communities

Local communities are the focal point in planning, designing and managing public spaces.

Through urban design principles and place making, Sydney Metro stations will be more than somewhere to catch the train; they will be the centre of the communities through a variety of uses.

Transport for NSW will work closely with communities on how to best integrate station development and deliver stations and buildings that are thriving, welcoming hubs for everyone to enjoy.

Victoria Cross

The concept proposal for Victoria Cross is a 40-storey commercial building above the station’s southern entrance integrating retail opportunities and enhancing North Sydney as a thriving commercial, residential and entertainment hub.

The future development will sit prominently in the North Sydney skyline and complement neighbouring development including existing heritage buildings and nearby buildings currently under construction.

Concept State Significant Development Application

A concept State Significant Development Application and Environmental Impact Statement for the over station development at Victoria Cross was submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment in May 2018.  The application contains information about the proposed building above the new Sydney Metro station in North Sydney and an assessment of possible environmental impacts. These documents were exhibited for community feedback until 22 June 2018.

You can view a summary of the proposal in the Victoria Cross community booklet.

The concept State Significant Development Application for Victoria Cross and accompanying documents may be viewed on the NSW Department of Planning and Environment website: majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au and sydneymetro.info/documents.

Submissions Report 

Sydney Metro has prepared a Submissions Report and appendices which responds to all submissions received during the exhibition period. The Department of Planning and Environment will consider the Submissions Report in its assessment of the concept State Significant Development Application.

A planning determination is expected in late 2018 by the Minister for Planning.

Victoria Cross Station artist's impression

Waterloo Station

The new Sydney Metro station at Waterloo provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to revitalise this diverse and vibrant community, and make the area one of the most connected and attractive places in the inner city to live, work and visit.

The Metro Quarter is bounded by Botany Road, Cope Street, Raglan Street and Wellington Street, and will connect people with employment, transport and some of Sydney’s key destinations. Sydney Metro is working with UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation to deliver the Metro Quarter. Additional information is available on their website.

Concept State Significant Development Application

Sydney Metro received planning approval for Waterloo Station in January 2017, and is now seeking a concept State Significant Development approval for the buildings above and around the Waterloo station site known as the Metro Quarter.  The concept State Significant Development application and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) have been lodged with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment in November 2018. The application contains information about the proposed buildings above and around the station and an assessment of possible environmental impacts. These documents are on exhibition for community feedback until 30 January 2019.

You can view a summary of the proposal in the Waterloo Over Station Development overview booklet, which is also available in Chinese and Russian.

The concept State Significant Development application for Waterloo and accompanying documents can be viewed on the NSW Department of Planning and Environment website  and on the Sydney Metro documents library.

In addition to making a formal submission you can complete a short online survey to let us know your views about the project (compatible with mobile phone browsers and Google Chrome only). Your answers can remain anonymous if you wish.

Community information sessions

Sydney Metro will hold community information sessions to answer any questions the community may have about the concept State Significant Development Application and Environmental Impact Statement for the Metro Quarter.

There is no need to make a booking and you can call in at any time. Expert members of the project team will be available to answer any questions you have.

Date & Time 
Saturday 1 December from 10 to 1pm

Tuesday, 4 December from 4 to 7pm

Location
Alexandria Town Hall – 73 Garden Street, Alexandria

Waterloo

Pitt Street

The concept proposal for Pitt Street is a 43-storey mixed use building which could house a hotel, apartments and commercial office space above the northern entry of the new Pitt Street Station, and a 35-storey building which could house apartments or commercial office space above the southern entry of Pitt Street Station.

The buildings have been designed to be in keeping with the surrounding city scape and current development proposals for the city. The buildings will blend with the city skyline now and into the future.

Concept State Significant Development Application

Two concept State Significant Development applications, including Environmental Impact Statements – one on the corner of Park and Pitt Street, referred to as Pitt Street North and one on the corner of Bathurst and Pitt Street, referred to as Pitt Street South, were submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment in August 2018.  The applications contain information about the proposed buildings above the Station and an assessment of possible environmental impacts. These documents were on exhibition for community feedback until 12 September 2018.

You can view a summary of the proposal in the Pitt Street community booklet.

The concept State Significant Development Application for Pitt Street and accompanying documents may be viewed here and on the NSW Department of Planning and Environment website.

Pitt Street

Crows Nest Station

The metro station at Crows Nest provides an opportunity for a modern precinct that services the community’s needs, supported by a world class metro system.

The concept for the over station development at Crows Nest includes four buildings – two residential, one commercial office space, and either a hotel or commercial office building.

Early community feedback has helped shape the concept proposal for the Crows Nest integrated station development, including looking at opportunities to incorporate more greenspace, community facilities and shops and services like convenience stores, cafes and a gym. 

Concept State Significant Development Application

Sydney Metro received planning approval for Crows Nest Station in January 2017, and is now seeking approval for the buildings above and adjacent to the station.  The concept State Significant Development application and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) have now been lodged with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. The application contains information about the proposed buildings above and around the station and an assessment of possible environmental impacts. 

As a result of community and Council feedback, the exhibition period for these documents has been extended to midnight Sunday 6 January 2019.

You can view a summary of the proposal in the Crows Nest Over Station Development community overview booklet.

The concept State Significant Development application for Crows Nest and accompanying documents can be viewed on the NSW Department of Planning and Environment website and on the Sydney Metro website document library.

In addition to making a formal submission you can complete a short online survey to let us know your views about the project (compatible with mobile phone browsers and Google Chrome only). Your answers can remain anonymous if you wish.

Community information sessions

The project team has organised community drop-in sessions where displays and information about the Environmental Impact Statement were available. These sessions were held:

Date & Time 
Wednesday 28 November – 4-7pm 
&
Saturday 1 December – 12-3pm
 
Location
The Crows Nest Centre -  2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest 

Station Crows Nest

Martin Place

The NSW Government has awarded Macquarie Group a contract to deliver the new Martin Place integrated station development.

The Martin Place integrated station development includes the new Martin Place metro station, two new commercial buildings above the station, a retail space and recreation precinct, new underground pedestrian connections and improvements to the public domain.

Macquarie Group has appointed LendLease as its design and construction contractor to deliver the Martin Place integrated station development. 

From a public transport customer perspective, the physical station environment like the platforms and paid concourse area will meet the same high standards as all the new city metro stations.   

As the new Martin Place Station is built underground, the buildings above will be constructed at the same time, creating a new landmark CBD development and a world-class transport hub.

The new Martin Place Station will deliver new metro rail services – with the ultimate capacity for a metro train every two minutes in each direction through the centre of the CBD – and will also directly link the existing Martin Place suburban railway station, which services the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra lines. 

You can read more about the proposal in the Martin Place integrated station development newsletter.

Martin Place View South

Planning program

Concept State Significant Development Applications (SSDA) are expected to be lodged for each site in 2018 and public consultation will follow.

The sites are classified as state significant given their scale and integration with Sydney Metro.

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