We are planning to revitalise the Pyrmont Peninsula, including Western Harbour precinct into the next jobs hub and economic driver of Sydney.
Planning in the area will follow a collaborative approach. We will lead the planning process and work collaboratively with the City of Sydney Council and other Government agencies to resolve any complex issues.
In August 2019 the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces requested the Greater Sydney Commission (the Commission) to undertake an independent review of the planning framework for the Western Harbour precinct Pyrmont Peninsula.
The Commission heard from the community, local and State government and representatives of industry to understand their views and any issues.
The Commission made three recommendations in their report:
We accepted all three recommendations made by the Commission are leading the delivery of the Place Strategy.
We are developing the Place Strategy for the Pyrmont Peninsula.
The strategy aims to transform Pyrmont into the next jobs hub and economic driver of Sydney.
The Place Strategy will encompass:
To assist with the development of the Place Strategy, we have set out ten initial directions.
The ten directions focus on encouraging new jobs, innovation and investment whilst also ensuring the area's long-term liveability and sustainability.
These directions incorporate the Commission’s recommendations and results from prior consultation with the community.
The directions will evolve further during the planning process as we gather more information on the area.
We invited community and stakeholder comments and ideas about the 10 directions until 24 April 2020.
Feedback is informing a draft Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy which is currently being developed. Following this early consultation, you can continue to provide your ideas and comments to the team who will consider these, as far as is possible, when preparing the draft Place Strategy. We anticipate exhibiting the draft place strategy for community review and comment in mid-2020.
While we develop the draft Place Strategy, you can continue to contribute your ideas and feedback by:
You can also express interest, below, in joining the department’s Bounce Group.
We are working to form an evidence-base to support the place strategy.
The Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy will incorporate the Commission’s recommendations, community feedback and align with the Greater Sydney Region Plan and Eastern City District Plan.
Community input is vital to the strategy. Community feedback, including feedback on the ten directions and comments on what people love and want to see improved in Pyrmont Peninsula, is informing the planning process.
The department is now forming a bounce group to provide local knowledge and test ideas, directions and desired outcomes for the place strategy.
Expressions of interest in joining the Bounce Group are welcomed from across the community, including from local residents, Aboriginal and youth community members, as well as local businesses and heritage, environment, creative, tourism, design, innovation and planning industry representatives.
Expressions of interest (EOIs) are now open and will close at 5PM on Sunday, 31 May 2020.
The EOI survey will ask you to tell us:
If you have any questions about the expression of interest process, please contact the department.
We look forward to your contribution to the development of the Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy.
Reflecting the NSW Government’s advice to exercise personal responsibility for social distancing, you can provide input to help shape the Place Strategy by phone, digital channels or post. To share your ideas and feedback, please:
Read our frequently asked questions to learn more about the Place Strategy.
You can also register your details below to receive email updates.
Page last updated: 21/05/2020