The NSW Government’s ambition for The Bays is to provide world-class destinations, including business hubs, that will further transform the Harbour City and its internationally competitive economy.
We are investigating opportunities for urban renewal, new regional transport infrastructure and services, and to improve the working harbour.
Bays West is a 77 hectare government-owned site just two kilometres west of the Sydney CBD. It includes White Bay, the White Bay Power Station, Glebe Island, Rozelle Bay and the former Rozelle Rail Yards.
Bays West provides an opportunity to deliver innovation and attract jobs of the future and reinforce Sydney's reputation as a resilient and prosperous global city to live, work and visit. Homes will be planned to welcome a mixed and inclusive community and the site’s iconic heritage assets, ongoing port, maritime and cruise facilities will be integrated with new public spaces, transport investments and foreshore access.
A cross-government project team (including Transport for NSW, Roads and Maritime Services, the Port Authority of NSW and Infrastructure NSW) was formed in 2018 to consider opportunities for integrated planning of transport, land and water uses at Bays West.
Over the past four years, the project team has worked with a range of experts to understand how the vision in the 2015 The Bays Precinct Sydney Transformation Plan can be delivered. This work acknowledges the changes for Bays West since its release:
Structural works will continue on the White Bay Power Station, a State Heritage listed item and much-loved feature of the Inner West.
The extensive public consultation undertaken around 2014, including the Sydneysiders Summit, the International Summit, the Call for Great Ideas and various public community forums resulted in the shared vision outlined in the Transformation Plan.
The NSW Government remains committed to this vision and will continue to work with the community to build on the objectives, principles and benchmarks set within it. Future opportunities and plans for Bays West will involve community consultation, ensuring that the aspirations and views of the surrounding community and future users are captured and integrated.
For more information please contact:
(02) 9216 5700