Walsh Bay Arts Precinct

The Walsh Bay Arts Precinct redevelopment will create a new public arts and culture hub on Sydney's waterfront. The redeveloped precinct will provide new and refurbished arts facilities and performance venues in Pier 2/3 and Wharf 4/5 as well as a new waterfront square between them for outdoor performances, festivals, public art, commercial and community activities.

Some heritage modifications and interventions are required to Pier 2/3 and Wharf 4/5 including stairs, balcony and roof modifications.

As part of the proposal, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Bell Shakespeare Company will join existing tenants within the precinct including:

  • Sydney Theatre Company
  • The Australian Theatre for Young People
  • Bangarra Dance Theatre
  • Sydney Dance Company
  • Philharmonia Choirs (including the Song Company)
  • Gondwana Choirs

Planning update

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Stage 2 SSDA was on public exhibition from in late 2016. A copy of the EIS can be found on the Major Projects website of the Department of Planning and Environment.

A Response to Submission Report has now been prepared to respond to the concerns raised and is available here.

Construction is expected to commence in mid-2017, subject to approvals, with the redevelopment due for completion in 2019. 

Sydney Theatre Company

The Sydney Theatre Company (STC) has been a key tenant of Wharf 4/5 for the past 30 years. It has lodged a separate development application for internal alterations and refurbishment to the upper level of Wharf 4/5 to update the space to create better theatres, an improved visitor experience and amenities and better work spaces. A Response to Submissions Report has now been lodged and is available here.

Find out more

To find out more, view the project community update.

A range of information about the key issues addressed in the planning application is available.

Vision for the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct

A Bright Future for Audiences and the Arts

Planning and Engagement Process

Detailed plans for the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct

Public Domain including the new Waterfront Square

Traffic, Access and Movement

Living Heritage

Construction and Operation

Sydney Theatre Company Wharf Renewal Project  

Additional information about the project can be found here on the Arts NSW website

Latest news

16 November - Walsh Bay arts precinct set to shine.

Contact us

If you have an enquiry or comment about the project, please contact us.
Phone: 1800 960 550
Email: walshbayinfo@infrastructure.nsw.gov.au

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