NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Pyrmont Peninsula

Pyrmont Peninsula is a varied and vibrant place: a cultural and entertainment destination, a centre for innovation and jobs for the future, and a place where people love to live.

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 aims to unlock new jobs, new opportunities and a vibrant 24-hour culture. It includes protection for sunlight access, heritage and local character, as well as safeguards to ensure infrastructure is delivered alongside development.

With the Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy finalised in 2020, we have been working with the City of Sydney, state government agencies and key site landowners on plans for the sub-precincts.

Pyrmont Peninsula sub-precinct master plans

The sub-precinct master plans and new planning controls for key 4 sites in Pyrmont have been finalised.

The master plans build on the priorities set out in the place strategy and provide high-level guidance on how the 7 sub-precincts could develop over the next 20 years to create unique and liveable places.

A State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) has amended Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 to change planning controls to allow:

  • the new Pyrmont metro station, including a 110m tower above one station entrance (37-69 Union Street) and a second station entrance (26-32 Pyrmont Bridge Road)
  • a 105m six-star hotel, a new theatre, and rooftop dining and event space at The Star Casino (20-80 Pyrmont Street)
  • an Indigenous residential college and associated education facilities for the University of Technology, Sydney in Harris Street (622-632, 634-642 and 644-644A Harris Street Ultimo).

The sub-precinct master plans and planning controls were exhibited for public comment from 26 November 2021 to 4 February 2022.

Find out how we responded to exhibition feedback in our What We Heard report (PDF, 247 KB).

Visit the planning portal to read the final documents and the exhibition package.

The final planning package also includes an Infrastructure Delivery Plan, which outlines how and when infrastructure will be delivered in the peninsula over the next 20 years.

A Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) scheme will deliver up to $280 million to help pay for the new Pyrmont Metro station.

What happens next 

The City of Sydney council will lead further planning to implement the place strategy. The next steps include the development of planning controls for the remaining sites capable of change, a change to the Sydney Development Control Plan and preparation of a local infrastructure contributions plan.

Find out more on the council’s webpage.

The Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy

The Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy was exhibited for public comment 31 July to 13 September 2020 and finalised in December 2020.

The place strategy provides a 20-year plan for future growth in the peninsula, with up to 23,000 more jobs and up to 4,000 new homes.

A key focus is ensuring growth and change can be accommodated in a way that is balanced with local character, heritage and amenity.  

The place strategy identifies 5 Big Moves:

  • a world-class harbour foreshore walk
  • a vibrant 24-hour cultural and entertainment destination
  • connections to the new Pyrmont Metro station
  • a low-carbon, high-performance precinct
  • better public spaces.

Want to know more?

Read our frequently asked questions (PDF, 111 KB).

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Page last updated: 26/09/2022