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In late 2019 the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces announced a new approach to precinct planning in NSW. This will mean a change of approach to planning for Bays West while the Bays Market Market will remain a State-led rezoning.


Infrastructure NSW (formerly UrbanGrowth NSW) is developing a vision for the growth and development of the Bays Market District/Blackwattle Bay over the next 20-30 years. Master plan options are being developed alongside the redevelopment of the new Sydney Fish Market. It is anticipated that Infrastructure NSW will consult the community on the master plan options in 2020 and further information on the master planning process is available on the INSW website.


We will continue to work collaboratively with the City of Sydney on the Bays Market District State Significant Precinct.


We will plan collaboratively with input from the City of Sydney, Inner West Council and government agencies for the future of Bays West.

Previous proposal

In October 2015, UrbanGrowth NSW released their ‘Transformation Plan: The Bays Precinct, Sydney’, which sets out a strategy for the transformation of The Bays Precinct. It identifies eight destinations within The Bays Precinct including:

  • Bays Market District
  • Bays Waterfront Promenade
  • Wentworth Park
  • Glebe Island
  • White Bay
  • White Bay Power Station
  • Rozelle Rail Yards
  • Rozelle Bay and Bays Waterways

New Sydney Fish Market

We also have a key role in assessing the new fish market applications as it is State Significant Development (SSD).


Two SSD applications and EIS have now been submitted for:


Both development applications were on exhibition until 13 November 2019 and INSW is now preparing a formal Response to Submissions.

Further information

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Page last updated: 02/03/2020