Central to Eveleigh

Urban Transformation and Transport Program

About the Central to Eveleigh program

The Central to Eveleigh program is about great city thinking that connects diverse and vibrant communities. UrbanGrowth NSW is the lead agency working with the community and stakeholders to prepare an urban transformation strategy with a vision, planning and design principles, and a delivery framework to guide future development.

Local residents have told us they love the diversity, creativity and friendliness of the local area and how close it is to the city. We recognise these great strengths as an opportunity to shape the future of the area.

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Project Outcomes

The program has the potential to make a contribution to meeting the future needs of Sydney residents and businesses through connecting Sydney’s diverse and vibrant communities, strengthening the Global City and making a great place to live.

The transformation of Central to Eveleigh is through three projects that include five precincts of government land. Planning for these precincts will improve local links across the rail corridor, provide more open space, and create new community facilities and places for residents, visitors and workers to enjoy.

The transformation of Central to Eveleigh is supported by our aims for:

  • Housing: a broad and diverse supply of homes, including a long-term housing target of 5-10% Affordable Housing and new and more social housing.
  • Public space: a green infrastructure approach with a network of interlined, multi-purpose open spaces with good connections to where people live, work and visit.
  • Community infrastructure: a diverse offering of community facilities and services for community wellbeing, integration and placemaking.
  • Arts, heritage and culture: celebrate the areas diversity and increase access to, and build on the strengths of, arts, heritage and cultural assets.
  • Employment opportunities: build on the strengths of the area's education, knowledge, digital and creative services and promote Redfern as a business innovation centre .
  • Transport and accessibility: improve the area’s connectivity and the potentail upgrades of Redfern and Central stations and a new Metro station at Waterloo.
  • Sustainability: demonstrate contemporary excellence in design that is socially and environmentally sustainable and reduce car dependency.

Urban Transformation Strategy

The Urban Transformation Strategy is a key reference document that will help guide future growth on five precincts of government-owned land.  

Read the Urban Transformation Strategy.


Since 2013, the community and other stakeholders have helped identify the opportunities and constraints of the program, and more recently have helped develop a vision encompassing living, community, working and environment in the area.

  • Living: A place with a broad supply and choice of homes, including social housing, and active, safe and attractive public places to support social diversity and community connections.
  • Community: A place that celebrates its rich diversity, unique communities and heritage and gives everyone easy access to community and cultural facilities to build a sense of collective community.
  • Working: A dynamic and popular place to work that connects many types of businesses and offers the right balance and diversity of service, trade, digital, education, innovation and creative industries.
  • Environment: A place that responds to economic, social and climatic changes in ways that benefit quality of life and the quality of the environment, harnessing new opportunities to enrich the community.

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10 Key Moves

Ten key moves for the future of the corridor have been identified, which propose to:

  • renew Redfern station, connecting Redfern and Wilson streets
  • create a green network
  • create connections across the railway corridor
  • connect the city with surrounding places
  • deliver a new metro station at Waterloo
  • create centres of community activity around stations
  • create a centre for Sydney’s growing economies
  • strengthen arts, culture and heritage
  • integrate new high density mixed use buildings with existing neighbourhoods and places
  • deliver a diversity of housing choice and tenure and price points.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation and Transport Program, please contact us on:

Website: centraltoeveleigh.com.au 
Phone: 1800 756 953 (Mon-Fri / 9am-5pm) 
Email: c2e@urbangrowth.nsw.gov.au 
Facebook: facebook.com/centraltoeveleigh