The Goods Line Project Completion
We are delighted to advise the safe and successful completion for the construction of the Goods Line North at Ultimo for the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA).
Works included a pedestrian link constructed from 656 precast concrete panels, seats and stair treads linking the UTS, Sydney institute- TAFE, ABC and the Power House Museum to the CBD through the Darling Harbour Precinct, upgrade of a Rail Bridge over Ultimo Road and upgrade of Darling Drive/Haymarket intersection.
Major works also included insitu and precast concrete, excavation, ground stabilisation, structural steel, electrical communications and drainage.
51 piles were constructed in close proximity to 11KV and 33KV live cables. 21 piles were within 300mm of the cables and 6 piles were within 100mm of the cables, these works were undertaken during a power outage under supervision.
Other works include balustrades and structural steel, landscaping and signage and outdoor furniture.
Landscape Architect Sasha Coles of Aspect Studios said their design choices took cues from the railways – making use of robust materials like concrete, steel, timber and gravel, but in “very delicate, fine ways”, as well as elevating and separating places of rest and play from the main track as kind of “platforms”.
Planning Minister Rob Stokes, during his visit to The Goods Line said “This urban corridor will connect more than 80,000 tertiary students and visitors to Darling Harbour’s major harbourside attractions, world-class bars, cafes, restaurants and attractions, bolstering the precinct’s annual $800 million contribution to the visitor economy”.
It has been over a century and a half since The Goods Line was used as a pedestrian access, but now it’s a modern outdoor space that can be utilised for general public use and to hold community events.
The new Goods Line now boasts study pods nested underneath the trees, making it a perfect spot for work outdoors with power points underneath the seats, interactive areas for children and families such as the water featured playground, sand pit and ping pong tables and an amphitheatre available to the public.
Special thanks to the designers, the project team and the subcontractors that have tirelessly helped throughout the project.