Sydney’s CBD is going to be turned into a big construction site as a number of high rise buildings are set to be demolished as early as next year to make way for the new Metro Rail Line.
The city’s central plaza will also be demolished and excavated to build a new underground station.
Seven other new stations are also planned for Barangaroo, Waterloo, Pitt Street and other key locations.
Transport Minister Andrew Constance says the demolitions and construction will be like “keyhole surgery” with most of the work taking place underground, however minimal disruption will be caused.
The project will overlap with work currently underway through the city’s main thoroughfare, George Street for the 12km light rail line from Circular Quay to the easter suburbs.