The Sun Herald 21 February says the Baird Governmment has taken a first step towards the Hong Kong pr ivate railway model . It has issued a tender to HK private company MTR to design high rise towers above six new stations on the metro City and Southwest rail line. The six sites. Include Chatswood!
MTR is part of the consortium that will operateSydneys Metro Northwest. It has lobbied the Baird Govt to adopt its Value Capture model, which lowers construction costs in exchange for property development.
Companies have been asked to include concept designs for, the development of the airspace, which could cover technical and engineering advice on what is possible, to market testing of what the real estate was worth, and likely tenants.