The Goods Line
Artist's impressions created in 2014, courtesy of ASPECT Studios.
The Goods Line transforms a disused rail corridor running from the Ultimo Road underbridge to the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences - Powerhouse, parallel to Harris Street. Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority is leading this whole-of-government project which will open up a pedestrian and cycle network from Railway Square through Ultimo to Darling Harbour.
The Goods Line will create a new urban hub and connect more than 80,000 tertiary students, locals and visitors to the many major attractions of Sydney’s much-loved Darling Harbour. The corridor will feature a series of elevated spaces or platforms which can be used for a variety of public entertainment, recreation, study and other activities. It will further connect arts, education and cultural institutions along Sydney’s Cultural Ribbon.
The unique design, created by ASPECT Studios and CHROFI, captures and interprets the original heritage corridor, state significant rail underbridge and signal box.
It will be a great new public space for pop-up events, invigorating and bringing new activity into the precinct.
The construction contract has been awarded to Gartner Rose through a competitive tender process and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2015.
Transport for NSW is conducting a feasibility study on extension of The Goods Line through to Mortuary Station and Redfern.
Milestones achieved by the Authority:
- Dec 2011: Appointed the Principal Consultant, ASPECT Studios
- Mar 2014: Appointed the Principal Contractor, Gartner Rose
- Jul 2014: Bridge Works Deed executed between SHFA and Sydney Trains, allowing works on the Ultimo Road rail underbridge
- Aug 2014: Piling completed
- Oct 2014: First precast concrete planks installed
- Feb 2015: Opened the forecourt to UTS’s Chau Chak Wing building
- Mar 2015: Began construction on the heritage listed and state significant Ultimo Road rail underbridge
- Apr 2015: Mary Ann Street heritage culvert completed
- May 2015: Darling Drive stairs opened
Last update: Tuesday 23 June 2015