We are working to create a sustainable environment that contributes to the revitalisation of the Darlington and Redfern neighbourhoods while respecting the existing fabric of the local community.
We are dedicated to:
- improving the Darlington side of the campus
- respecting the existing architecture
- improving access and connectivity between the Darlington and Camperdown campuses
- respecting heritage considerations for residential streets by maintaining a significant setback from Abercrombie Street for the bulk of the building
- making a positive contribution to the community by creating a sense of place
- respecting the surrounding residential properties and the City of Sydney’s planning guidelines
- providing an alternative vehicle access point to the site (not Abercrombie Street)
- working with the community, the City of Sydney and Urban Growth NSW to create a ‘pedestrian and bicycle access strategy’ for the Darlington precinct. We will invest $2 million in improvements.
Traffic and parking
The University understands that traffic and parking are important issues for our community, particularly the many parents and carers of children from Darlington Public School.
The design for the precinct also includes:
- an improved school drop-off and bus zone for Darlington Public School on Golden Grove Street
- improved pedestrian links and ease of access to Darlington Public School
- a lower number of car spaces within the precinct to reduce the number of car movements.
One of the conditions of planning approval sets out that there should be no vehicle access to the site from Abercrombie Street. The tenderers have developed an alternative access solution, which will be announced when the design and construction contractor is selected.
You can find out more about parking information
Improving pedestrian and bicycle links for Darlington
Another condition of approval for the project is about improving the connections of the new precinct with the broader University campus and local public transport nodes.
The University will prepare a 'Darlington Precinct Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Strategy', investing $2 million in improvements. We will work with the local community, City of Sydney Council and Urban Growth NSW on this strategy.
The community consultation workshops have now concluded. Thank you for your participation and feedback. A detailed report will be issued mid-year.
You are still welcome to consult the proposed pedestrian and cyclist panels: