NSW Department of Planning and Environment

The Concept Proposal for the new Sydney Fish Market and Stage 1 works was approved by the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces in June 2020.

The project includes:

  • the use of the site for a new Sydney Fish Market including waterfront commercial, tourist facilities and ancillary uses
  • a building envelope with three above ground levels, a basement parking level with an overall building height of RL 28.00 AHD and a gross floor area of up to 30,000 square metres.
  • waterfront structures such as wharves
  • improvements to the public domain including promenades, access to Blackwattle Bay and landscaping
  • pedestrian, cycle and road access and circulation principles
  • upgrade works to Bridge Road and its intersections with Wattle Street and Wentworth Park Road
  • Stage 1 works involving the demolition of land and water-based structures including removal of marine piles and any resulting repairs to the existing seawall.


The department welcomed feedback on the Environmental Impact Statement during public exhibition in October-November 2019.

Following feedback received during public exhibition, Infrastructure NSW prepared a formal Response to Submissions (RTS) report, which is publicly available on our Major Projects website.

All feedback received helped us better understand the opinions and concerns of the community, government agencies and other stakeholders, which informed our assessment of the project.

Assessment included consideration of key issues raised in public submissions, including traffic, parking, contamination, and the connection between Wentworth Park and Blackwattle Bay.

The Minister for Planning and Public Spaces approved the application in June 2020.

Next steps

The determination of the concept application and Stage 1 works paves the way for Stage 2 construction, use and operation works to begin on the project. Find out more details on the next stage of this project.

More information

All documents related to the Concept and Stage 1 proposal, including the RTS report, are available to view on our Major Projects website.

To find out more about the project you can also contact us via our online form.

Page last updated: 19/07/2022