The Jannali rail station upgrade is powering ahead, with the new footbridge and other facilities scheduled for completion by the end of this year.
Further big changes will come to the quiet, secluded suburb with large apartment blocks to rise on both sides of the railway line.
A Transport for NSW spokeswoman said the station upgrade was “progressing well and is on track for completion in the last quarter of this year”.
”We successfully installed the key support structures for the new concourse in early January and work is progressing on the lift shafts,” she said.
”Work will continue in the coming months with the installation of the new canopy concourse over the concourse and new stairs.
“We’ll also be delivering a family accessible toilet, undercover bicycle racks, making improvements to the transport interchange and car park, and upgrading the lighting and CCTV surveillance.”
Jannali Inn, which was built in 1958, is now just a memory, with demolition complete and construction starting on Union Place, which will include 89 apartments in two seven-storey towers, with a tavern at ground level.
Sutherland Shire building company Duffy Kennedy has been given the construction job, with the project due to be completed by the middle of next year.
George Ajaka, a director of development company, White & Partners, said the building company had been chosen because of the quality of its work.
“They will be using Sydney and local contractors to complete Union Place, further adding value to the local area,” he said
Duffy Kennedy director Gavin Duffy said the apartments were designed by international award-winning architects, Mijollo, “and bring a new level of luxury to the area”.
Ray White Projects said more than 70 per cent of apartments had been sold.
The final release, with two-bedroom units staring at $719,000 and three bedrooms at $969,000, have just come on to the market.
Another large development, which will be five minutes walk from the station on the western side of the line, has been approved by Sydney South Regional Planning Panel.
The five storey development, with 64 apartments and two basement levels of parking, is to be built on the corner of Mitchell Avenue and Sutherland Road.
The development application said it was “the first new residential flat building in the recently upzoned Jannali area”.
Plans had undergone a number of changes to reduce the impact on the adjoining low density housing area, the DA said.