Covers come off NSW Government’s North Eveleigh development plans

The Daily Telegraph

Nestled behind Newtown is Sydney’s newest suburb — a hub of residential buildings, parks, and retail facilities just waiting to be built.

North Eveleigh — which spreads across both sides of Sydney’s main rail corridor — is currently in the second stage of planning and officials hope infrastructure work could start as early as 2017. Already, the precinct is home to 88 affordable housing units, which were opened by City West Housing late last year.

The pocket is also home to Carriageworks — Australia’s largest and most significant contemporary multi-arts centre of its kind renowned for hosting Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week as well as artists like Grace Jones and the Pet Shop Boys.

An artist’s impression of how new development can blend with heritage-protected structures at North Eveleigh. Picture: UrbanGrowth NSW
An artist’s impression of how new development can blend with heritage-protected structures at North Eveleigh. Picture: UrbanGrowth NSW

The North Eveleigh land to be developed is bordered by Wilson St, Carriageworks, the railway corridor and Iverys Lane, and is mostly owned but no longer used by RailCorp.

The suburb has been designed as the first stage of the $550 million dollar Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation and Transport Program aimed at transforming government-owned land along the rail corridor in the inner city over the next 30 years.

When completed, Central to Eveleigh will include seven distinct new neighbourhoods that will accommodate residential, commercial, retail, cultural and community uses as well as public open space including five new parks.

After presentations to the community in May, Urban-Growth NSW has revised its plan to accommodate for varied building heights of “up to 20 storeys”.

It will also retain heritage buildings, expand the size of planned parks and provide for future walk and bike crossings.

For more details, visit the project’s official website: centraltoeveleigh.com.au

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