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MUDD 21 - City Visions II

Bathurst Street Cross Axis Town Hall to Harbour Street Gu Jinglin + Li Shengye + Wu Shiyao The George Street and Druitt Street intersection forms part of a significant transport interchange servicing a number of public transport modes, including the existing underground rail, numerous buses and taxis. The north-south street corridor at this intersection is part of the 2.6-kilometre-long George Street, which runs from Circular Quay in the north to Central Station in the south. George Street serves approximately 39,780 pedestrians per weekday. Town Hall train station is located directly under George Street just south of Druitt Street. A large underground network of shops, cafés, restaurants and other facilities services this part of the city. The vision for the site is to create a city square around the Town Hall building and St. Andrews Cathedral. The

redevelopment aims to be a catalyst for new and improved retail uses and redevelopment of adjoining key sites. The creation of a prominent square around the Town Hall building and St. Andrews Cathedral would allow these buildings to be celebrated as true central landmarks. The resulting development would also encourage the revitalisation of the western edge of the city. A major component of the proposal includes the relocation of Council staff and St. Andrews School to the proposed mixed-use development - on the site across from the existing heritage Town Hall building currently occupied by Woolworths. Further, the proposal provides enhanced connectivity from George Street to Kent Street and a new vista across the site to Kent Street.

Urban design framework The Ribbon 93m

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Darling Park Parkroyal Darling Tower Harbour 120m

The University of Newcastle

Town Hall House

40m

100m

42m

Existing east-west section from Pitt Street to Darling Quarter

St Andrew’s St Andrew’s Cathedral House 60m 24m

Woolworths Metro 60m

Mudd folio final 02 mar 2016  
Mudd folio final 02 mar 2016  

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