Martin Place draft Station Design and Precinct Plan consultation

Station Design Precinct Plan Overview

When James Barnet first proposed Sydney’s General Post Office in 1864, he envisaged a grand public piazza for the people of New South Wales – a people’s promenade. It took more than a century of incremental development to realise that vision and in the intervening period, Martin Place evolved into the commercial, civic and cultural heart of Sydney. It is the place where millions of people who live, work and visit Sydney come together to share in the events that have shaped our city and our country.

This Station Design and Precinct Plan (SDPP) is for Sydney Metro Martin Place Station and associated public domain works. The preparation of the plan is a requirement of Condition E101 of the Chatswood to Sydenham project approval SSI 15_7400.

Sydney Metro Martin Place Station is being delivered by Macquarie Group. This plan has been prepared by Lendlease who is Macquarie’s appointed design and construction partner. 

The station and precinct designs are founded on providing the highest quality customer experience by integrating intuitive wayfinding through a series of convergent gathering spaces, encouraging clear orientation and accessibility. The proposed scheme adopts the rich heritage of Martin Place streetscape, environment and urban form.

Martin Place Station integrates with retail space, dining, entertainment, pedestrian circulation, event space, business and social enterprise to create a sophisticated global precinct in the heart of the Sydney CBD.

The draft SDPP outlines the urban, landscaping and architectural design for Martin Place Station and shows how it will integrate with the over station development and surrounding precinct. It identifies the design objectives and principles, and discusses opportunities to improve public spaces, connectivity, transport and access. 

Key features 

  • Two station entrances: a northern pedestrian plaza opening to Castlereagh, Hunter and Elizabeth streets and a southern pedestrian plaza opening to Martin Place and Castlereagh Street.
  • Pedestrian connections to the new metro station, the existing Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra train lines, and nearby bus services.
  • Station concourse offering customers an underground walkway from Martin Place to Hunter Street.
  • Shops and services including retail and dining that will transform the station into a destination for Sydneysiders and visitors.
  • Two new commercial office buildings above the metro station.
  • Public domain improvements for Martin Place.