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Bays West comprises of areas including Rozelle Bay, White Bay and Glebe Island with the inclusion of the Rozelle Rail Yards and White Bay Power Station.


Currently the precinct is a working harbour primarily used for industrial and maritime purposes. The area has significant heritage value with landmarks including the Glebe Island Bridge, White Bay Power Station and the White Bay Cruise Terminal. Future Government aspirations for the precinct will promote opportunities for innovation, business, dwellings and tourism, unlocking the areas economic potential.


What’s happened so far?

This precinct has previously been investigated by UrbanGrowth (now Infrastructure NSW). The Minister for Planning and Public Spaces announced a new approach to precinct planning in late 2019. Under this announcement, planning for Bays West will be undertaken collaboratively with Inner West Council and state agencies.


What happens next?

The department will prepare a Place Strategy for Bays West which will outline the vision, principles and key directions for the precinct. This will involve preliminary consultation with key stakeholders including Inner West Council and government agencies. Consultation will also occur with the City of Sydney Council as parts of the precinct adjoins and is within City of Sydney’s boundaries.


The Place Strategy will assist to determine future planning pathways for development, identifying whether development during subsequent stages will be assessed by State or local government.


Formal community and stakeholder consultation is expected to take place in early 2021.


More information

This precinct also adjoins the Blackwattle Bay precinct, if you are interested to hear more about it, you can visit our Blackwattle Bay page.


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Page last updated: 02/06/2020