Central Station upgrade public comments

The Transport Asset Holding Entity (TAHE) is seeking public comment on plans for the Sydney Terminal Building at Central Station. The Central Station upgrade will include a $350M restoration of the sandstone building.

The Central Precinct Renewal is one of three urban renewal projects in Sydney. The others are Redfern North Eveleigh Precinct Renewal and Circular Quay Renewal.

The works aim to “breathe new life” into the Grand Concourse, the Booking Hall, Eddy Plaza, Western Forecourt, and Central Electric Building. Seventy thousand visitors access the public plaza every week.  The plan will reinstate views of the heritage clocktower through new glass panels.

Central Station upgrade will include a revitalisation of Eddy Avenue and Eddy Plaza. The initial pop-up activation is known as ‘EDDY’.  It is the first step in showcasing the Central Precinct Renewal Program. It will include art, events, cinema, bars and dining as part of a 12-month program:

  • introduce 15 pop-up tenancies to vacant shops along Eddy Ave and Eddy Plaza
  • install pop-up cultural activities including a cinema and event space
  • enhance the public domain with landscaping and outdoor furniture
  • support existing tenants with events and activations

NSW Minister for Cities, Rob Stokes, said the Central Station upgrade would bring Sydney’s history back to life and activate spaces that are currently sitting vacant. The government has a vision to turn Central into Sydney’s centrepiece and the renewal of one of Sydney’s historic landmark buildings is part of it.

The project aims to turn the station into a global, modern destination. With new retail, bar and dining options, and better outdoor spaces it will improve accessibility options to the station.

Members of the public are invited to have their say on the Central Station Upgrade proposal from Friday November 25 until Monday 12 December 2022.