Blackwattle Bay

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

The opportunity

Presenting a rare opportunity for urban renewal with new housing, employment and harbourfront community spaces.

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The location

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.

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Where we are

  1. Call for great ideas
  2. Transformation plan
  3. Precinct planning
  4. Bank Street Park design We are here
  5. Staged precinct delivery
  6. Welcoming community and visitors

A mixed-use precinct

All your daily needs within steps.

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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.

New Sydney Fish Market

Next steps on Urban Renewal

The State Significant Precinct Study to rezone the precinct was determined by the Planning Minister in December 2022. The determination allows for Blackwattle Bay’s potential to become a reality.

The Sydney Fish Market site will be taken to market later in 2023 to find a private development partner. The Design Code developed throughout the planning process has set the future development up for success, including establishment of a precinct-wide Design Excellence Panel to support high quality architecture and design.

Design of a new 1.1 hectare park at Bank Street has started. Community consultation will continue throughout 2023. Visit the Bank Street Park page for more information.

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