About The Bays Precinct

Sitting just two kilometres west of the Sydney CBD, The Bays Precinct comprises 5.5 kilometres of harbourfront, 95 hectares of largely government-owned land, and 94 hectares of waterways in Sydney Harbour.

The Bays Precinct will transform over the next 20 to 30 years into a bustling hub of enterprise, activity and beautiful spaces. Located within the iconic Sydney Harbour, the area will be enjoyed by Sydneysiders and the global community alike. It is an opportunity to create stunning waterfront destinations and to deliver the kind of public spaces, promenades and workplaces that we can all be proud of. But it is potentially much more than that: it represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver innovation and attract the jobs of the future for Sydney and NSW, equipping Sydney for the future and reinforcing its reputation as an internationally-competitive, resilient and prosperous global city to live, work and visit.

The Bays Precinct Urban Transformation Program is a whole-of-government approach being led by UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation, and includes the following government agencies: Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Department of Planning and Environment, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Infrastructure NSW, Property NSW, Transport for NSW including Roads and Maritime Services, Treasury NSW, Port Authority of NSW, NSW Trade and Investment, Arts NSW, Family and Community Services and Destination NSW. By bringing the planning and development work into one office there is one voice, one plan and one vision for government.

The Bays Precinct project team is also collaborating with NSW Health and the NSW Department of Education.

The Bays Precinct Urban Transformation Program builds upon work by The Bays Precinct Implementation Committee and The Bays Precinct Taskforce, as well as contributions from the local community made in past years.

The land identified in The Bays Growth Centre is referenced in this map.

Destination Priorities


Works commencing on immediate priority destinations:

  • Bays Waterfront Promenade (Stage 1 Pyrmont to Blackwattle Bay and future stages consistent with medium and longer-term priorities)
  • White Bay Power Station
  • Bays Market District including rejuvenated Sydney Fish Market
  • Wentworth Park


Works commencing on medium-term priority destinations:

  • Rozelle Bay and Bays Waterways (Blackwattle and Johnstons Bays)


Works commencing on longer-term priority destinations:

  • Rozelle Rail Yards
  • Glebe Island
  • White Bay (2025)


5.5km of harbourfront

95ha of government land

8 destinations

94ha of harbour waterways

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Video: The Bays Precinct Historical Timeline

White Bay Power Station videos

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Website: www.thebayssydney.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 1800 664 939
Email: thebaysprecinct@urbangrowth.nsw.gov.au
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