Walsh Bay Arts and Cultural Precinct

The rejuvenation of the Walsh Bay Arts and Cultural Precinct (WBACP) into a fresh cultural and creative hub is a priority infrastructure project for the NSW Government.

The WBACP comprises of Pier 2/3 and Wharf 4/5 and is located within a unique heritage setting on world class Sydney Harbour. The proposal will create a public arts and cultural hub on Sydney’s famous waterfront, while preserving its iconic heritage.

It includes creating new arts facilities and performance venues in Pier 2/3 which is currently underutilised, and refurbishing facilities in Wharf 4/5. Pier 2/3 is the last remaining undeveloped wharf in Sydney and is used for arts, cultural and creative purposes.


The rejuvenation of the WBACP is being led by the Cultural Infrastructure Program Management Office (CIMPO) – Arts, Screen & Culture (formerly Arts NSW) and supported by Infrastructure NSW.

CIPMO maintains responsibility for the strategic and design outcomes and managing stakeholder and community relations, while Infrastructure NSW is responsible for preparing the State Significant Development Application and ensuring the project is delivered in a timely manner.

Where are we in the process?

The NSW Government remains committed to redeveloping the WBACP and will lodge a new State Significant Development Application in the coming months. The Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements has been granted.

Detailed information

Detailed information on the project is available on the Create NSW Walsh Bay Arts Precinct webpage.

Questions or comments?

Feel free to contact us via:

Phone: 1800 960 550

Email: walshbayprecinct@arts.nsw.gov.au

Latest News

New Construction Industry Leadership Forum

Thursday, October 05, 2017

A forum of leaders from industry and the Victorian and NSW public sectors has been established to improve collaboration and action around procurement and delivery of major government infrastructure projects, including addressing capability and capacity constraints and the need for greater workforce diversity. Read more

First sod turned on new Grafton prison

Monday, August 21, 2017

Minister for Corrections David Elliott today turned the first sod on the new Grafton Correctional Centre, marking a key milestone in the NSW Government’s prison infrastructure plan and delivering jobs and investment to the North Coast. Read more

Major jobs boost from Western Sydney Stadium

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Work on the $360-million Western Sydney Stadium is generating a massive jobs boom in Western Sydney, with $60 million in contracts awarded to local suppliers and more than 2,000 jobs created during and after construction. Read more