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Pyrmont Peninsula is varied and vibrant place: a cultural and entertainment destination; a centre for innovation and jobs for the future; and a place many people are proud to call home.


There is a strong demand for further investment in the Pyrmont Peninsula which needs to be managed in a way which unlocks jobs, new opportunities and vibrant 24-hour culture, while also considering the area’s heritage, amenity and local character.


The Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy provides a 20-year framework that identifies areas that can accommodate future growth in Darling Island, Blackwattle Bay, Tumbalong Park and Ultimo sub-precincts, while enabling more gradual growth in the Pirrama, Pyrmont Village and Wentworth Park sub-precincts.


The Place Strategy includes measures to protect solar access, heritage and local character, while setting in place other measures, such as identification of additional public benefits and infrastructure to be delivered as development occurs, which will help ensure Pyrmont Peninsula remains a great place to live.


With the Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy now in place, we are continuing to work with the City of Sydney on sub-precinct planning which will provide further detail on the land use planning controls which will guide future development. We anticipate that sub-precinct plans will be released in October 2021 for community and stakeholder review and feedback.


How has community and stakeholder feedback shaped the Place Strategy?

During exhibition of a draft Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy from 31 July to 13 September 2020, the department received over 400 responses from the community and stakeholders through formal submissions, online survey responses and at online community consultation events.


The department has reviewed all responses and has amended the Place Strategy in response to issues that the community and stakeholders highlighted as being of particular importance, including protecting Pyrmont Peninsula’s historic charm, protecting local amenity and improving transport links. Further information is included in the Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy (PDF, 10.8MB) and is summarised in the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 426 KB).


Technical studies supporting the Place Strategy’s urban design framework, heritage, transport, housing, infrastructure and social infrastructure and funding aspects have been updated in response to community and technical feedback and the final Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy.


You can read the Place Strategy and all updated documents here:

Technical documents


Please Note: Some of these reports are very large and may take some time to download using mobile phones or tablets. We replace the largest reports with ‘download friendly’ versions of the same report shortly. Thank you for your patience.


Earlier versions of these documents, prepared to support the draft Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy remain available on the department’s planning portal.


How was the Place Strategy developed?

The Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy:

  • responds to an Economic Development Strategy prepared by NSW Treasury, which identifies economic and commercial growth drivers for the area, forecasts employment by industry and infrastructure requirements and provides recommendations on achieving strong, sustainable economic growth that reflects the vision for the Peninsula.
  • incorporates our response to community feedback received during exhibition of the draft Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy from 31 July to 13 September 2020. Individual submissions made during the exhibition period are available on the Planning Portal
  • builds on community feedback (PDF, 7.5 MB) on our 10 Directions report (PDF, 2.5 MB), released for community and stakeholder review and feedback in March – April 2020, which outlined priorities achieving new jobs, innovation and investment whilst also ensuring the area's long-term liveability and sustainability, and included a survey, map based comments and submissions
  • builds on strategic directions set out in the Greater Sydney Commission’s Greater Sydney Region Plan and Eastern City District Plan
  • builds on technical studies covering the peninsula’s demographics, Aboriginal and European heritage, housing, physical and social infrastructure, transport, urban design and utilities.


The need for a Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy was identified in the Greater Sydney Commission (the Commission)’s independent review of the planning framework for the Western Harbour precinct.


The draft Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy is being developed at the same time as other NSW Government projects that will shape the peninsula, including planning for Blackwattle Bay and the Sydney Fish Market.


Page last updated: 11/05/2021