Depot decision

The fate of the North Sydney Bus Depot is still up in the air as the NSW Government decides what to do

Transport for NSW may have received some "innovative ideas" to make use of the North Sydney Bus Depot site, but the authority is not willing to comment on any next steps – yet.

The North Sydney Bus Depot is located 6km north of the CBD and called for registrations of interest, according to an advertisement placed in the Australian Financial Review in March.

The advertisement was seeking feedback from the market for "innovative idea" from respondents who have experience in comparable development and/or infrastructure projects.

The site is currently used to house buses for Sydney Buses – run by the State Transit Authority.

A Transport for NSW Office of Finance and Services spokesperson says the Registrations of Interest (ROI) phase conducted in March invited parties to come forward and provide their ideas of possible uses for the site.

"The purpose of the ROI was to explore potential market opportunities for the site. The NSW Government will now assess the responses before considering the next steps, if any," they say.

"As we are currently assessing the merits of the submissions received it is not appropriate to provide commentary on the volume of applications, or on their content. 

"The ROI phase does not commit the Government to any of the responses received from market participants."

A spokesperson adds no decision has been made about North Sydney Bus Depot.

"If there is any change, Transport for NSW will be consulting with staff and unions to identify a fair and reasonable way to move buses and staff to other facilities so services and employment continue uninterrupted."

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