Central Precinct Renewal Program


The Central Precinct Renewal Program is the biggest transformation of Sydney’s railway icon in over 100 years, unlocking the site’s commercial, economic and social potential.

As the site owner, and with our delivery partner Transport for NSW, TAHE’s breathing new life into the precinct by creating a world-class transport interchange with innovative and diverse business offerings anchored by vibrant public places.


Recognising and celebrating the site’s First Nation's history, industrial heritage, culture and design excellence, it will support the wider Tech Central precinct. 

Importantly, TAHE is proud to deliver on the NSW Government’s commitment to a target of 30% affordable and diverse housing with the program.


The Central Precinct Renewal Program consists of the following projects:

Sydney Terminal Building Revitalisation Project – The 1906 building will be restored and revitalised, making it worthy of its position as the most important transport hub in Australia. The Eddy Avenue and Pitt Street frontages including Eddy Plaza will be upgraded to transform the unpaid station areas into new retail, cultural, bar and dining precinct integrated with a high-quality public space. Importantly, it’s going to provide a legible connection of the elevated station to the street, addressing an issue which has hampered the station since it was built.

Over Station Development – A brand new precinct will be created above and adjoining the inter-city rail lines supporting new business, housing and public space. More than 65,000sq metres of publicly accessible open space will be unlocked, 515,000 sqm gross floor area of new built form including up to 850 new homes. It’ll also include new over-rail bridges connecting Surry Hills, Redfern, Ultimo and surrounding areas.

Prince Alfred Substation - Constructed in 1926, The Prince Alfred Substation site comprises two landmark state listed heritage buildings, a Substation and a Switch House, used to power the NSW rail links and Sydney’s first terminal. The buildings will be sensitively refurbished to provide a new life as the home of upcoming tech businesses while maintaining key historical elements. This project is a further commitment by TAHE to strengthening the Tech Central Precinct.

The Quantum Terminal - The upper floors of the Sydney Terminal Building have been transformed into a new state of the art co-working space for tech start-ups. The first activation at Central to support the wider tech precinct, it provides a space for emerging businesses in the quantum field to collaborate, create and connect.

How it meets our objectives

Commercially Successful - Unlocks Central’s economic and commercial potential, providing office and retail spaces to establish a global innovation and technology precinct.  

Safe and Reliable - Improves safety, reliability of services and amenities in and around the Sydney Terminal Building.

Socially Responsible - Embracing Connecting with Country planning.  

Ecologically Sustainable - Promotes public transport use by creating new and improved connections within the buildings to its surroundings and enabling future developments.  

Supports Regional Development - Renews one of the most important gateways between Sydney and the regions. 

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