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1,200 Construction Jobs in Bigger, Greener Development for Carlton United Breweries

Premier Nathan Rees has announced changes to plans for the Carlton United Breweries site in Chippendale, which will deliver more open space for the local community and extra affordable housing reports this media release from the NSW Premier on 19 February 2009.

Mr Rees said that the $1.3 billion plan has the potential to create 5,500 ongoing jobs and 1,200 construction jobs.

“In these uncertain economic times the NSW Government will continue to support major infrastructure projects like this to help boost the economy and create jobs,” Mr Rees said.

“This site has been closed to the public for 150 years, operating as a brewery until February 2005.

“We are now opening up this fantastic part of Sydney’s history for everyone to enjoy.

“This major urban renewal will bring significant benefits to the local area including a significant boost in public open space, housing close to public transport and more jobs close to home.”

Mr Rees said the 5.8 hectare commercial, retail and residential development will deliver ongoing social and economic benefits to Sydney and the local community.

“The extra public space on the site includes almost 950m2 of additional public park space, and a new 4,275 m2 public plaza,” Mr Rees said.

“The Government has also made it a condition that public access is provided into and out of the site, including improved pedestrian and cycle links.

“A number of environmentally friendly initiatives have been proposed for the development, with aspirations for a six-star green star rating.

“Additional provisions have been made at the Carlton United Breweries site for sustainable energy production, water consumption and greenhouse gas reductions.

“An integrated water recycling scheme, on-site power generation and re-use, better stormwater infrastructure and improved building energy efficiency are part of Frasers Property’s plan.”

Minister for Planning Kristina Keneally, who joined the Premier at the site, said planning agreements between Frasers Broadway and the NSW Government have been renegotiated following the lodgement of modified plans.

“Affordable housing contributions will increase from $23 million to $32 million, translating into a potential 30% increase in affordable housing,” Ms Keneally said.

“And negotiations are underway to increase developer contributions for extra community infrastructure on the site.”

Ms Keneally said modifications to the concept plan, including the addition of about 20,500m2 of floor space, will improve redistribution of buildings and result in larger public domain areas.

“The site's taller buildings will now be focused along the Broadway and Abercrombie Street ends, and this reallocation of floor space will mean an extra 5,000 square metres of public space on the site,” Ms Keneally said.

“The number of car spaces has also been reduced by 440 to a maximum of 2000, decreasing demand for private car usage.”

Major demolition and site clean up started in April 2008 with construction due to begin in early 2010.

REDWatch Note: Also see Fraser's Media Statement: Premier announces approval of concept plan for Frasers Broadway site