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Progress Report on Redfern Station – 23 Nov 2016

The extract below is taken from the minutes of a meeting Wednesday, 23 November 2016 between representatives of Transport for New South Wales and representatives of the Planning Assessment Commission as part of its assessment of the Australian Technology Park State Significant Development Application. The minutes provide the following information about planning (or lack thereof) for Redfern Station and contrast to a December 2 news article in Central.

Progress Report on Redfern Station – 23 Nov 2016

The extract below is taken from the minutes of a meeting Wednesday, 23 November 2016 between representatives of Transport for New South Wales TfNSW) and representatives of the Planning Assessment Commission as part of its assessment of the Australian Technology Park State Significant Development Application. The minutes provide the following information about planning (or lack thereof) for Redfern Station and contrast to a December 2 news article in Central.

Redfern Station

  • Redfern Station is the 7th busiest station in the metropolitan train network and a top tier station.
  • During the morning Peak, Redfern Station accommodates approximately 15,000 passengers exiting and 4,000 entering.
  • It is estimated that the project [Mirvac’s ATP CBA] will add 7,500 people to the passenger flow
  • Should the pedestrian modelling indicate full capacity then management measures would be explored to mitigate this.
  • Investigations into the capacity at Redfern Station are underway but a business case has not yet been prepared. There is therefore currently no commitment or funding to implement any works. It is expected that the results of the station investigations will not become available until mid 2017.
  • 2020-2021 will see an increase in passenger flow through Redfern Station and if required, station management techniques will be introduced.
  • The bus network is more flexible than the train network, and additional services can be added when needed.
  • Botany Road is a key bus corridor
  • A private bus would not be considered an effective solution to increased passenger numbers.
  • TfNSW are satisfied with draft conditions proposed by the Department requiring the Applicant to prepare a Green Travel Plan.
  • TfNSW wish to continue to be involved in improving connectivity between Redfern Station and the Australian Technology Park.

Source: PAC Redevelopment of the Australian Technology Park Eveleigh Determination Report

The above information is particularly relevant give the poor News Limited media account Redfern station overhaul in plans which was reporting on the recently released Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation Strategy