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Tech Central Place-based Transport Strategy

Tech Central Place-based Transport Strategy


In the heart of Sydney, Australia’s economic capital, three world-class universities, a world-leading research hospital, over 100 research institutes and centres of excellence, innovators and community collide and collaborate to spark ideas that will change the world.

Sydney is already home to some of Australia’s most exciting startups and innovative scaleups. Now, with the catalytic backing of the NSW Government, this unique ecosystem will be more connected than ever, creating a globally renowned community that pulses with inspiration and draws top tech talent from across the world.

With the NSW Government enabling affordable spaces for researchers, innovators, early-stage companies and entrepreneurs to incubate, test and scale their ideas – and with Atlassian’s future Australian HQ as a key anchor for the area – Tech Centralwill become the recognised home of breaking new ground.

Building on the Camperdown-Ultimo Place Strategy, the Tech Central Place-based Transport Strategy (the Strategy) outlines a 20-year vision for transport in Tech Central that is connected, liveable, sustainable and productive.

This is a future where Tech Central is an activated, walkable and integrated innovation district where residents, visitors and workers can interact and linger in great places and public spaces, enabling planned and unplanned interactions between people in support of innovation and creativity.

With a once in a generation investment in Sydney Metro and motorways, the renewal of Central Station and redevelopment of North Eveleigh, this is the moment to plan for a transformation of the way people use the roads and travel between destinations in this place.

Tech Central could be one of the most connected places in Greater Sydney, with easy and direct connections to other key strategic and metropolitan centres, health and education precincts and innovation districts by train, metro, rapid bus and safe, efficient cycleways, ensuring that connections and partnerships with complementary and supporting businesses and institutions throughout Greater Sydney.

The four strategic directions of the Strategy are:

  • Creating walkable streets and places - maximise opportunities for in-person collaboration, both formal and informal, between institutions within and immediately adjacent to Tech Central, and increase local amenity for residents, students, workers and visitors.
  • Enhancing access by cycling and public transport, within and beyond Tech Central’s boundaries - better connect Tech Central to surrounding centres and reinforce more sustainable transport choices.
  • Shaping and sustainable and resilient precinct - facilitate new transport services which are environmentally sustainable, social and economically equitable and contribute towards economic and environmental resilience.
  • Foster Innovation – this strategic direction seeks to explore new transport interventions and opportunities to trial new technologies, policies or approaches that support the three other strategic directions.

Each strategic direction sets out its relevance to this Transport Strategy and how it will impact on Tech Central. It details how the strategic direction supports the vision and objectives for this Transport Strategy that were developed in collaboration with stakeholders including the Camperdown-Ultimo Alliance.

Developing the strategy

This Transport Strategy has been undertaken in collaboration with key stakeholders in the Camperdown-Ultimo Alliance and across the NSW Government. 

The Camperdown-Ultimo Alliance comprises representatives of key institutions and governing agencies with an interest in Tech Central. These are City of Sydney, Inner West Council, Health Infrastructure NSW, Sydney Local Health District, TAFE NSW, University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney.

Local knowledge and collaboration ensures that the Transport Strategy addresses the priorities set out in the Camperdown-Ultimo Place Strategy.

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