An ambitious new project, announced last week by the NSW government, aims to develop about one million square metres of "dead space" in Sydney's CBD and renew the railway line corridor between Central Station and Eveleigh.

Planning Minister Brad Hazzard noted the three-kilometre area, which stretches from Sydney’s CBD to Macdonaldtown train station and consists of rail lines, large open park areas and the Australian Technology Park, fails to connect a vital part of the city. He described the present infrastructure in the area as the…