Plans for historic railway workshops in Sydney unveiled

Buildings of up to 28 stories will be constructed on 10 hectares of railway land near Redfern Station in central Sydney as part of state government plans for a residential, entertainment and technology hub.

The Redfern-North Eveleigh Borough Master Plan draft focuses on an area known as the Paint Shop, named for the 135-year-old brickworks that overhauled the state’s passenger trains until 1988.

An artist's rendering of the redeveloped Paint Shop district, to the left across from Carriageworks.

An artist’s rendering of the redeveloped Paint Shop district, to the left across from Carriageworks.Recognition:NSW Government

According to the design plans, the historic Paint Shop building could be converted into commercial space or other uses, while several new public spaces will be incorporated into the neighborhood, including one across from Wilson Street.

If approved, the area will include up to 450 new apartments in buildings ranging from three to 28 floors, the final design of which has yet to be determined. The paint shop is located across from Carriageworks, Eveleigh-Railyards art space.

Cities, Infrastructure and Active Transport Secretary Rob Stokes said the 10-acre site had been closed to the public for more than a century, and he described the paint shop building as an “incredible canvas” to recreate Redfern-North invent Eveleigh.

“We are transforming the old marshalling yards by restoring and protecting their historical value, building new homes and offices, while creating more than 14,000 square meters of public space, including a new town square and public parkland,” he said.

According to the design plans, the renovated quarter will contain up to 450 apartments.

According to the design plans, the renovated quarter will contain up to 450 apartments.Recognition:NSW Government

According to the draft plans, 15 percent of the housing in the area will be considered affordable or social housing, while another 15 percent will be for so-called diverse housing, ranging from student housing to rental apartments.

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the Government’s master plan must realize the potential of the Innovation District and meet the needs of the community.

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Joel McCord

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