About The Bays Growth Centre
Located just two kilometres west of the Sydney CBD, The Bays Growth Centre comprises:
- 5.5 kilometres of harbourfront
- 95 hectares of largely government-owned land
- 94 hectares of waterways in Sydney Harbour
The Bays will transform over the next 20 to 30 years into a bustling hub of enterprise, activity and extraordinary places. Located within the iconic Sydney Harbour, the area will be enjoyed by Sydneysiders and the global community alike. It will provide a mix of cultural, maritime, recreational, retail and commercial uses, while drawing on the authenticity and local charm of well established nearby suburbs. It is an opportunity to deliver the kind of public spaces, promenades and future workplaces that we can all be proud of.
The Bays Growth Centre is divided into two areas separated by the Anzac Bridge: Blackwattle Bay and Bays West.
The land identified in The Bays Growth Centre is referenced in this map.
The Bays East area includes Blackwattle Bay, Sydney Fish Market and the land along Bank Street in Pyrmont.
There is an opportunity to renew Blackwattle Bay, anchored by a new purpose-built Sydney Fish Market relocated to the head of the Bay.
Relocating the current Sydney Fish Market will enable the foreshore to be returned to the public, completing a missing link to the harbour-side promenade from Blackwattle Bay to Pyrmont and unlocking the area for renewal.
Following a competitive tender process, one of the best design teams in the world, led by renowned Danish architects, 3XN, was appointed to design the new Sydney Fish Market building in collaboration with Sydney's BVN and Aspect Studios. We continue to work on the detailed design of what will be an iconic, world class facility.
Following broad consultation on masterplan principles in 2017, the masterplan to guide renewal of the area is being prepared.
Further public consultation on the draft masterplan will be carried out in 2019, with the view to lodging a final draft masterplan with a rezoning application to the Department of Planning and Environment in late 2019.
The Bays West area includes White Bay, the White Bay Power Station, Glebe Island, Rozelle Bay and the former Rozelle Rail Yards.
Bays West represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver innovation and attract jobs of the future, reinforcing Sydney's reputation as an internationally-competitive, resilient and prosperous global city to live, work and visit.
A cross-government project team (including Transport for NSW, Roads and Maritime Services, the Port Authority of NSW and UrbanGrowth NSW) will undertake the next stage of integrated land use and transport master planning.
Government will work with the community and other stakeholders to establish the scope and timing of urban renewal activities to:
- Secure key public benefits for long term urban renewal
- Fully integrate a future metro station into urban renewal plans
- Ensure the integration of necessary port and working harbour activities into urban renewal plans
- A program of works to maintain the heritage-listed White Bay Power Station will be delivered
Government agencies will work together to investigate short and long-term activation options for The Bays including land and water use, and community access to some sites.
Port Authority will continue to operate port activities, including cruise services, construction material supply chain and essential services.