A changing city centre
The Sydney city centre is experiencing increasing development activity and construction impacts. Since the CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR) construction started, there has been unprecedented development activity in the city centre, not only for transport projects, but for other residential and commercial building infrastructure. Therefore, the manner in which the transport system operates and responds during the development as well as upon completion of the construction works is critical. Read more about CBD and South East Light Rail here.
Major developments will continue to evolve the landscape of the Sydney city centre, which will require residents, commuters and visitors to prepare for further changes and disruption.
Major developments in the Sydney city centre which are underway or recently completed include:
- The Barangaroo International Towers development, including a new ferry hub. Barangaroo is due to be completed in 2024 and will accommodate more than 23,000 workers and residents, with thousands of visitors per day.
- Darling Quarter and the International Convention Centre (ICC), generating more trips to Darling Harbour.
- Civil construction of the CSELR will be progressively completed across the majority of construction zones, with testing along the Randwick section of the network already underway.
- The Circular Quay redevelopment, which includes the CSELR, Circular Quay ferry terminal redevelopment and major private commercial developments in the precinct.
- Central Precinct redevelopment, including the relocation of coach services to the Western forecourt.
- Residential, commercial and hotel redevelopments in the Sydney city centre.
- Construction of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project through the Sydney city centre, which will provide an air-conditioned metro train every four minutes in the peak. Customers will also be able to interchange with other rail services at Central and Martin Place.
Major projects that are underway on the Sydney city centre fringe, include:
- The development of Green Square into a vibrant, sustainable and connected community, creating a new town centre connected by rail, bus and cycleways.
- The Bays Precinct Transformation; revitalising the Bay as a place to visit for work, play and to live.