Sydney’s Circular Quay is set to undergo major revitalization after the NSW government announced $216 million funding allocation for the project.
Circular Quay is one of Australia’s most significant cultural precincts and a key transport interchange for Sydney. Visitors to the precinct are forecast to grow by more than 40 percent in the next ten years.
The funding will enable further design works including planning approvals, an Environmental Impact Statement, and community consultation to help get construction underway.
Pre-concept designs for the renewal have been prepared by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Arup. The designs include new public green space, new ferry wharves, expanded footpaths and walkways, a revamped train station, and potentially converting the Cahill Expressway into a New York style highline.
“The scar of the Cahill Expressway splits our amazing city from its best asset and while we cannot get rid of it right now, I’m delighted we can enhance it in the meantime and create one of the world’s truly great walks,” Premier Perrottet said.
Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport Rob Stokes agreed, “For too long Circular Quay has not lived up to its potential, but this plan will see Sydney have the front door it deserves and better reflect the spectacular city we live in.”
Source: Architecture - architectureau