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Broadway set to become a ‘windswept high rise canyon’

Chippendale and Ultimo residents have to put up with yet another large scale development on Broadway which will include permanent closure of Jones Street and an increase in high rise buildings writes Anne von Fehrn in City News of 21 January 2009.
A model of the development, with proposed buildings in orange

Patrick Woods said UTS is planning to open up the Ultimo Pedestrian Network between Central and Darling Harbour to create more flow for people. “We want to encourage our student and staff to use public transport or the bicycle to get to campus,” he said.

But CRIG says this won’t be enough. “We call on the Redfern-Waterloo Authority, the City of Sydney, Fraser’s and UTS to co-operate to create a new pedestrian and cycle connection from Redfern Station through ‘The Block’ and over Cleveland Street, through the CUB site and UTS campus and onto Darling Harbour,” the spokesperson said. This would encourage non-car travel and help relieve pressure on Central Station and Railway Square.

UTS is holding two community drop-in session attended by senior staff and planners to discuss the issues with residents. Those sessions will be held on
Wednesday, 4 February from 4–7pm and Saturday, 7 February from noon–2pm.

For more details on the project, view the UTS Master Plan, on display in the UTS Tower foyer from 19 January–16 February. The exhibition of the plan is open on weekdays from 10am–8pm and on weekends from 10am–4pm.