Sydney's Newest Urban Connector 'The Goods Line' Opens
Joint Media Release
The Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP, Minister for Finance, Services and Property
The Hon. Rob Stokes MP, Minister for Planning
NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Dominic Perrottet and Planning Minister Rob Stokes have unveiled The Goods Line, a new, innovative urban corridor and open space, linking Railway Square through Ultimo to Darling Harbour.
The space began as a disused rail line, and has been transformed into a vibrant elevated pedestrian walkway and cycle path, featuring recreational and entertainment spaces, grassed areas, a children’s water playground, table tennis tables, seating (including a communal table) and study pods nestled in trees.
Minister Perrottet said, “It is fantastic to see what was frankly a drab, dead urban space transformed into an outdoor hub that locals and visitors will really enjoy.”
“The Goods Line is an outstanding example of the Baird-Grant Government working hard to ensure the people of NSW get the best possible value out of public spaces.”
The unique urban hub will enable exciting new opportunities for pop-up events and recreation, he said.
Mr Stokes said The Goods Line would also provide an important link to the arts, education and cultural institutions along Sydney’s Cultural Ribbon, as well as providing two new east-west connections between the city and Ultimo and one new north-south connection between Ultimo/Darling Harbour and Central Station.
“This urban corridor will connect more than 80,000 tertiary students and visitors to Darling Harbour’s major harbourside attractions, world-class bars, cafes, restaurants and attractions, bolstering the precinct’s annual $800 million contribution to the visitor economy,” Mr Stokes said.
“The Goods Line is one of many strategic urban renewal and infrastructure projects that the Liberal National government is delivering, ensuring that Sydney remains one of the world’s most desirable places to live and visit”.
The Goods Line will be opened to the public on Sunday 30 August 2015.