Sydney comes up with a smokey plan to deck over its rail lines
Originally cited on this SSC thread, it appears the powers that be are getting serious on the other side of the Murray.
And it's a smokey idea as well.
Despite rail being the best mass-transport option in any large city, like a wide freeway, surface rail lines are barriers and for the most part hostile to the pedestrian.
Like E-Gate, Docklands and the eventual decking over the rail lines to the East of Federation Square, building over the main rail lines entering Sydney from the South could yield a magnificent opportunity to remove the artificial barrier.
Full documentation here.
At 90 hectares, the Central to Eveleigh corridor is just over the 1/3 the size of the Fishermans Bend zone and arguably this, along with Barangaroo, is a significant opportunity for Sydney to increase density in its inner core quite literally right on top of the infrastructure best suited to support it.
One hopes for Sydney's sake the ambition isn't scaled back over time.