Imagine a sustainable community, rich in culture, innovation, and architectural excellence — a walkable, mixed-use neighborhood in a location surrounded by recreation, entertainment, exciting opportunities, and one of the most scenic locations in Sydney surrounded by native species and birdlife.
Blackwattle Bay presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create an outstanding place for people. The urban renewal is unlocking the harbour foreshore from industrial purposes and into a world-class destination.
Climate responsive and resilient
Targeting net zero by 2041
Culture and history at the heart
Connecting stories of Country through design and education
Convenient and accessible
Providing daily needs within steps and accessible from 6 sustainable transport modes
Located less than 1km from the Sydney CBD, Blackwattle Bay spans approximately 10.4 hectares of harbourfront land between the Anzac Bridge and the Sydney Secondary College on Bridge Road in Glebe. The Precinct also includes the 21 hectares of water in Blackwattle Bay.
Where we are
- Call for great ideas
- Transformation plan
- Bank Street Park design
- Precinct planning We are here
- Staged precinct delivery
- Welcoming community and visitors
A renewed tourist destination
The new Sydney Fish Market
Currently under construction, and set to be the biggest fish market in the Southern Hemisphere, the precinct will be next door to a new Sydney Fish Market. Set to attract an estimated 6 million visitors a year, it will offer a variety of fresh seafood, restaurants, cafes, bars, and specialty food retailers in a market hall setting.
Next steps to urban renewal
We’re following a State Significant Precinct planning process to rezone the land and establish planning frameworks for future development in Blackwattle Bay. Determination of the State Significant Precinct Plan is only the first step in the renewal process, which is expected to take over a decade.
Once determined, all renewal within Blackwattle Bay would follow the planning framework and controls. For example, new residential buildings would need to follow a Development Application planning process as outlined in the Determined framework.
In the meantime, you may notice workers in the precinct undertaking site investigation works. These investigations are due diligence activities which are critical to further evaluate opportunities for the future renewal of the Precinct.