Make a toast to bridge the north-south divide at Eveleigh’s historic railway stations

Sydney City Council is urging the state government to bridge the divide between North and South Eveleigh by building a long-vaunted pedestrian and cycle path across the railway tracks, dividing developments at historic railway stations in Sydney’s inner south.

Locals want a direct link between the Carriageworks cultural center in North Eveleigh and the University of Sydney on one side of the line and the technology district of South Eveleigh and Alexandria on the other.

Creative and technology hubs in North and South Eveleigh straddle Sydney's inner south rail lines.

Creative and technology hubs in North and South Eveleigh straddle Sydney’s inner south rail lines.Credit:Nine

Currently, those wishing to cross the tracks on foot or by bike must use Redfern or Erskineville stations, which are nearly two kilometers — or about a 20-minute walk — apart.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore, in a letter to Transport Secretary David Elliott, said an active transport bridge should be included in plans to redevelop parts of the marshalling yards and not be “delayed indefinitely”.

“This bridge would be an important link, bringing communities together and providing easy access to key facilities such as the University of Sydney campus, Carriageworks and [Redfern’s] Gibbons Street bus hub,” Moore said.

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The Government plans to build more homes and offices around key transport hubs, including Central, Redfern and Waterloo, as part of its ‘Tech Central’ jobs and innovation corridor, which runs from Ultimo to South Eveleigh.

Moore said in her letter this month that recent proposals to overhaul parts of Eveleigh – including the Paint Shop sub-district next to Carriageworks – lacked a commitment to deliver the bridge. She said a pedestrian walkway across the tracks was marked out in plans by the former Redfern Waterloo Authority as early as 2006.

“Residents of Darlington and Chippendale continue to express concerns to me about poor connections with neighboring communities in Erskineville, Redfern, Waterloo and Alexandria via rail tracks, which also creates a divide between the innovation areas of North and South Eveleigh,” Moore said.

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Callan Tansill

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