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CANBERRA, June 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese property development group Greenland is determined make its new project in Sydney, a new tower that will not only be the tallest residential building in Australia but will also house a creative hub featuring dance, theater, music, film and visual arts facilities.

Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore announced on Tuesday that the 25 million AU dollars (23.5 million U.S. dollars) creative hub will be built in the heart of the city following an agreement between her city and Greenland.

An Australian first, the hub will span 2,000 square meters over five stories.

In addition to the hub, the 440 million AU dollar (413 million U.S. dollar), 67-story Greenland Center will feature 490 residential apartments and ground-floor retail space, while a 173- room hotel will be built on a neighboring site in Sydney city center.

Moore said the landmark project would bring significant economic, cultural and community benefits to Sydney.

"Sydney remains the leading global city of Australia and this project, along with the recently approved light rail project, are great examples of the major infrastructure projects being pursued by the city in partnership with the business sector and other levels of government," she said.

"The creative hub also sets an exciting precedent for the inclusion of world-class cultural facilities in private developments," she said.

The mayor hoped this project will lead to much-needed creative and community space being incorporated into both new and existing developments across the city.

The city has signed a 99-year lease for the creative hub via a Voluntary Planning Agreement with Greenland Australia.

The hub will feature architect-designed rehearsal spaces, customized studios, offices and production rooms, and a live/work apartment to be made available for a creative fellowship program.

Facilities will include soundproofed rooms for music rehearsals, studios with sprung timber floors for dancers and actors, media and editing suites for filmmakers and new media artists, and wet/ dry studios for visual artists.

"Greenland has been developing properties in over 100 cities around the world and has always been delighted to work with state and local governments to meet the city and community needs," Sherwood Luo, managing director of Greenland Australia, said.

Greenland, founded in 1992, is involved in construction projects in more than 80 cities in China as well as in seven countries.

The creative industries sector is one of the fastest growing in Sydney, with a recent study showing that nearly 1,900 creative businesses employ more than 35,000 people across the local government area.

Award-winning actor, producer and writer, Claudia Karvan, said the creative hub was an exciting initiative that would make a major difference to Sydney's creative community.

"Affordable space in Sydney is scarce, so it's fantastic that the city's new cultural policy is unlocking affordable work spaces in Sydney. It's essential to give local artists and creative teams spaces where they can progress their ideas facilities like this new hub are the building blocks for Sydney's future creative life, " she said.

The building is expected to open in late 2017.

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