Consultation the key for success at Bays Precinct
MEDIA RELEASE - The Hon. Rob Stokes MP, Minister for Planning
The community will get a new opportunity to provide ideas for the future of The Bays Precinct during the Sydneysiders Summit being held this weekend.
The summit will offer anyone who has an interest in The Bays Precinct the opportunity to put forward their vision for the precinct’s first areas of renewal.
The Bays Precinct is made up of the White Bay, Rozelle Bay and Blackwattle Bay foreshores, and is nestled within and around Pyrmont, Ultimo, Annandale, Glebe, Rozelle, Lilyfield and Balmain.
The round of consultation seeks proposals on the future use for the first of the four destinations to be renewed. They are the:
- Bays Waterfront Promenade
- Bays Market District (Sydney Fish Market)
- White Bay Power Station
- White Bay and White Bay Cruise Terminal
Planning Minister Rob Stokes said transforming The Bays Precinct is a magnificent opportunity for urban renewal on a scale not seen in Sydney since the 2000 Olympic Games.
“Genuine and extensive public engagement is fundamental to any planning process and leads to better outcomes for surrounding communities,” Mr Stokes said.
“It’s important for governments to acknowledge that we are not the keeper of all wisdom and now is the time to let us know of your great ideas for this area.
“Last year we convened a summit to hear from the world’s leading thinkers in urban regeneration and we now want to hear the views of the public.”
The summit marks the start of a six-week period for public comment, which will capture the best thinking from local communities and industry on how the precinct’s future should unfold.
This information will inform a transformation plan that will be developed to guide our planning and shape the precinct’s transformation.
For more information on the Sydneysiders Summit and to register, go to www.thebayssydney.com.au