The authentic new Sydney Fish Market will sit at the heart of a revitalised Blackwattle Bay and return inaccessible parts of the Harbour foreshore to the community.
Revitalising Blackwattle Bay
The NSW Government has been working closely with the community since 2013 to refine a plan for Blackwattle Bay and provide a stunning waterfront destination for Sydneysiders between the existing Sydney Fish Market and Glebe Island Bridge.
Relocating the Sydney Fish Market to the head of Blackwattle Bay allows an incredible opportunity to create a stunning new destination in Sydney with a wide and accessible waterfront promenade, new waterside, park, cafés, restaurants and retail, right on the doorstep of a world class tourist attraction.
To realise this vison, the NSW Government needs to rezone the land through a State Significant Precinct (SSP) process.
The State Significant Precinct Study (SSP Study), including the proposed Precinct Plan, Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE), draft Design Code and supporting technical studies is now on public exhibition for feedback.
To help navigate the documents on public exhibition, view the Guide to the SSP Study.
Have your say
The NSW Government is inviting you to make a submission. You can:
Submissions must be made to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and received by 6 August 2021.
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About Blackwattle Bay
Blackwattle Bay is an inner-city precinct historically used for industrial purposes. It is in need of revitalising as it is under-utilised and no longer reflects the needs and desires of the community.
Feedback since 2013 has confirmed the community want:
Above: The Blackwattle Bay Study Area (Source, INSW)
State Significant Precincts (SSP) require a comprehensive assessment to determine the development potential of areas, carefully considering environmental and social factors, and identifying the infrastructure needs of the future population. This is known as an SSP Study and details the planning controls being proposed in an Explanation of Intended Effects (EIE) and Design Code. The SSP Planning Process is shown below.
Following public exhibition, the DPIE will then collate submissions and publish them on their website. Infrastructure NSW will review all the submissions and prepare a Response to Submissions Report to respond to the issues raised.
Above: DPIE State Significant Precinct planning process
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Contact the team
Feel free to contact us on 1800 931 109 (toll free) and ask to speak to a member of the Blackwattle Bay team, or email us at email@example.com
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