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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 were exhibited for public comment from 26 November 2021 to 4 February 2022. Thank you for your feedback, which will help inform the final plans and shape the future of Pyrmont. See the exhibition package.


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


We also exhibited proposed planning controls for two key sites, The Star and University of Technology, Sydney, and the two Sydney Metro West station sites. The planning controls provide height and floor space ratio controls and will guide future levels of density.


The exhibition also included 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 is proposed to deliver up to $280 million towards the new Pyrmont Metro station. 


What happens next

We will carefully consider all feedback from this exhibition, which will help shape the final documents. We expect to finalise the plans in mid-2022.


The sub-precinct master plans will come into effect through a Ministerial Direction under section 9.1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.  


Site-specific clauses will be added to the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 to alter height and floor space ratio controls for The Star Casino, UTS, and two Metro sites.  


The City of Sydney Council will lead subsequent planning to carry out 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 Council’s preparation of a local infrastructure contributions plan.


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.


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Page last updated: 07/02/2022