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Precinct rezoning gets the green light

The Department of Planning and Environment has given the green light to the Blackwattle Bay State Significant Precinct rezoning.

This rezoning provides a planning framework to completely revitalise the 10.4ha precinct, which includes the existing Sydney Fish Market site. The new planning controls will enable development of:

  • more than 30,000sqm of new open space including a new waterfront park
  • around 1,200 new homes and 5,600 new jobs close to the CBD
  • high quality urban design and architecture through a Design Excellence process
  • a world class waterside promenade and boardwalk, creating the missing piece in an otherwise 15km waterfront walk
  • an authentic place, building on the rich Aboriginal culture and maritime history through consultation, design, art and performance, and education.

View our new flythrough to imagine the future of the Blackwattle Bay foreshore.

What's next for the precinct?

The rezoning allows for Blackwattle Bay’s potential to become a reality. Urban renewal is complex and will take some time.

The Design Code developed throughout the planning process sets out parameters for future development, including design excellence processes to ensure high quality architecture and design is delivered across the precinct; strategies to ensure the precinct is net-zero by 2041; and recognition and celebration of First Nations culture across the precinct’s ongoing development.

The Sydney Fish Market is expected to move into the new purpose-built facility at the end of 2024, allowing the Government-owned land to be developed soon after. 

Design is underway for the new 1.1ha Bank Street Park following community consultation earlier this year. We look forward to consulting in 2023 on the concept design options. 

Visit the Blackwattle Bay Precinct website for more information.