NSW Government Abandons Metro in Favour of $50 Billion Transport Blueprint

Kristina KeneallyTHE New South Wales Government has abandoned plans for its $5.3 billion Metro rail project in favour of a $50.2 billion transport blueprint which will include a $4.5 billion express rail service to Western Sydney, and a $6.7 billion North West rail link from Epping to Rouse Hill.

The government will retain about $120 million worth of Sydney CBD property it has already acquired “so the sites are protected for a future metro.”

This should pacify some vendors who have sold properties, or shaped their leasing decisions, thinking they’d be surrounded by a construction zone.

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ISPT Sells 55 Hunter Street Office, Sydney, For $106.1 Million

INDUSTRY Superannuation Property Trust has sold a Sydney CBD office building to private group, City Freeholds, for $106.1 million.

The 55 Hunter Street building sold on a yield of about 7.5 per cent.

The sale is the latest healthy office transaction in the Sydney CBD. Last month Investa Property Group paid more than $95 million for a half share in 60 Martin Place, while overseas investors are paying $685 million  for the luxury Aurora Place.

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