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Placemaking NSW

We create and care for places that people love

Placemaking NSW creates, manages, and cares for many of Sydney’s unique iconic harbourside locations.

Its precincts include The Rocks, Barangaroo and Darling Harbour, Luna Park, Ballast Point Park, and waterfront areas in Pyrmont.

These special places include more than 100 heritage buildings as well as unique venues such as the Chinese Garden of Friendship and major event facilities at the International Convention Centre. It also cares for the natural and built environments that make the precincts the popular destinations they are today.

Placemaking NSW brings Sydney’s foreshore to life with a vibrant mix of events and activations from small scale community events to some of the city’s biggest and most popular events such as New Year’s Eve and Vivid.

Placemaking NSW helps to strengthen the connection between these places and the people that share them, in turn generating significant community, environmental and economic benefits for the people of NSW. 

Placemaking NSW is the trading name of Place Management NSW.

Our work

Couple enjoying a walk around Nawi Cove in Barangaroo, Sydney. Image credit: Destination NSW

Barangaroo is place-making in progress, an evaluation of exceptional infrastructure, design and architecture, public spaces and experiences.

Sun setting over the International Convention Centre (ICC) and Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour hotel. Image credit: Destination NSW

Placemaking NSW owns and manages the 60 ha Darling Harbour site, which includes 28 ha of water, known as Cockle Bay.

Family enjoying a day out at Luna Park Sydney, Milsons Point. Image credit: Destination NSW

The Luna Park Reserve at Milsons Point is one of the most prominent and visually distinctive landmarks on the Sydney Harbour Foreshore.

Family exploring The Rocks in Sydney. Image credit: Destination NSW

Placemaking NSW owns and manages Sydney's oldest historic harbourside precinct and the birthplace of modern Sydney – The Rocks.

Our developments

Placemaking NSW is currently managing the important remediation and conservation works at White Bay Power Station in Rozelle. It was recently appointed to manage the Bays West Stage 1 urban renewal project and aims to have the site activated in time for the opening of the new Metro West line in 2030. It is also responsible for master planning Rozelle Bay.

Bays West

Bays West comprises Rozelle Bay, Rozelle Rail Yards, White Bay, Glebe Island and White Bay Power Station.
Artist's impression of Bays West concept proposal.

White Bay Power Station

The White Bay Power Station located at Robert Street, Rozelle, and includes surrounding lands to the White Bay foreshore.
Steel structure of the heritage-listed White Bay Power Station located at Robert Street, Rozelle.

Place Management NSW (PMNSW) Board

The Place Management NSW (PMNSW) Board is appointed in accordance with the Place Management NSW Act 1998. The board oversees PMNSW’s policies, management and performance, sets strategic direction for the entity and monitors compliance with statutory requirements. The board monitors organisational performance against strategic objectives.

PMNSW’s Chief Executive is responsible for the day-to-day management of PMNSW in accordance with specific policies and general direction of the board and is subject to the control and direction of the minister. Board members are appointed by the minister for a 3-year term.

Ken KanofskiChair, Placemaking NSW
Romilly MadewAdvisory Committee and Place Management NSW Board Member
Bridget SmythAdvisory Committee and Place Management NSW Board Member
Melanie HawyesAdvisory Committee and Place Management NSW Board Member
Alex O’MaraAdvisory Committee and Place Management NSW Board Member
Richard HorneAdvisory Committee and Place Management NSW Board Member
Anita MitchellChief Executive, Placemaking NSW

Contact us

For enquiries about Placemaking NSW email [email protected]

For enquiries related to permit applications email [email protected]