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Sep 05, 2017 built & urban heritage
Wynyard Station

Project overview

  • Statement of Heritage Impact
  • Section 60 Approval for Major Works
  • Undertaken in 2014/2015
  • Approximately $40K


  • Transport for NSW

The redevelopment of Wynyard Station was to play a pivotal role in the accessibility and success of the new commercial/retail/public precinct at Barangaroo. Its 1930s layout limited pedestrian flow and could no longer accommodate the current and future expected increases in commuter numbers.


Wynyard Station opened in 1932, providing an essential link between the City Circle and North Shore rail lines. The station is one of the busiest on Sydney’s rail network and is the gateway to Sydney’s Western Central Business District (CBD) and financial district. It is associated with the works of J.J.C Bradfeld, chief engineer for the city railway and Sydney Harbour Bridge construction, and features prominent elements of both practical and style designs of the original 1930s concept.

The Project

Extent was commissioned by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to carry out a Statement of Heritage Impact for the Wynyard Station redevelopment, which addressed major upgrades to the underground station areas, concourses and parts of Transport House. The works sought to accommodate the expected future passenger demand at the station and improve the station amenity. Tasks included:

  • Undertake a site inspection and analysis to understand the significance of the building fabric.
  • Extensive historical research to support discussion on the site’s historic development and significance.
  • Assess the impact of the proposed development on the site’s significance and fabric.
  • Make recommendations on mitigation measures including interpretation, retention and conservation of fabric and integration into the new development.
  • Assist in preparing approval documentation for submission to the Heritage Division.

Download the Project Sheet here