The NSW Government is building an iconic and authentic Sydney Fish Market at the head of Blackwattle Bay which will lead the long-awaited revitalisation of the area.
The NSW Government has released the iconic design for a purpose built, authentic fish market, that will be a world-class attraction on Sydney’s inner harbour. The building, designed by renowned Danish architect 3XN, will become a cultural anchor for Blackwattle Bay and a world destination for locals and tourists. The building features a sweeping roof that will provide natural light, shading and ventilation, and allow for rainwater harvesting and the provision of solar energy.
Relocating the current Fish Market to the head of Blackwattle Bay will enable the foreshore to be returned to the public and complete a missing link to the harbour-side promenade from Blackwattle Bay to Pyrmont. It will also unlock an incredible opportunity on the current fish market site to deliver a vibrant, sustainable place that is connected to Sydney’s waterfront.
The NSW Government is finalising the Development Application for the new Sydney Fish Market which will be lodged with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment in the near future.
A masterplan is being developed for Blackwattle Bay based on the principles that were developed by the community through the The Bays Precinct Sydney Transformation Plan and further consultation in 2017. The masterplan will consider design options to deliver community facilities, open space, a promenade, pedestrian and cycling access as well as new homes, shops and jobs.
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 Blackwattle Bay will involve community consultation, ensuring that the aspirations and views of the surrounding community and future users are captured and integrated.
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