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We are seeking feedback on a new 20-year vision for the evolution of Pyrmont Peninsula as a treasured cultural and entertainment destination as well as an innovative, connected cornerstone of economic growth and jobs for the future.


Our vision focuses on transforming the peninsula into a vibrant 24-hour destination, attracting new investment and providing a world-class waterfront walk, parks, public spaces, tree-lined streets and cycleways for the enjoyment of workers, residents and visitors alike.


Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy

We have prepared a draft Place Strategy that proposes a long-term vision and planning framework to guide Pyrmont Peninsula’s transformation to 2041.


The draft Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy presents the vision for the peninsula and includes proposed directions and Five Big Moves to transform Pyrmont Peninsula:


  1. Build and link a world class foreshore
  2. Enhance the opportunity to provide a vibrant 24 hour cultural and entertainment destination, with small bars, performance spaces, museums and other entertainment 
  3. Realise the benefits of a new Metro West station by making Pyrmont a destination, rather than the point where journeys start
  4. Create a low carbon and high performance precinct, maintaining the shift to a place where people walk and use public transport to connect to other places
  5. Expand and use the innovative public spaces across the Peninsula.


The draft Place Strategy builds on community feedback and what we have learned from technical studies.


The Economic Development Strategy identifies economic and commercial growth drivers for the area, forecasts employment by industry and infrastructure requirements and provides recommendations on achieving strong, sustainable economic growth that reflects the vision for the Peninsula.


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Technical studies:


Have your say

Get involved and provide your feedback on the draft Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy.


The draft Place Strategy is on exhibition until midnight Sunday 13 September, 2020.

Feedback options:

  • You can visit our Planning Portal to make a submission
  • Complete our survey to provide your feedback on the draft Place Strategy
  • Phone Service NSW on 13 77 88
  • Post your ideas, feedback and/or submissions to:
    Project Leader
    Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
    Locked Bag 5022, Parramatta NSW 2124


The department will publish all individual submissions and a submissions summary report once it has assessed and analysed the submissions. If you do not want your name published, please make sure you check the ‘name withheld’ box when making your submission.


Community Consultation


Reflecting the NSW Government’s advice to exercise personal responsibility for social distancing we are conducting community consultation online.


Join us to talk with the team about the draft Place Strategy, by registering for upcoming sessions


How has the draft Place Strategy been developed?

The draft Place Strategy draws from the Greater Sydney Commission (the Commission)’s Review Report, arising from their independent review of the planning framework or the Western Harbour precinct.


One of the Commission’s recommendations was to align planning for Pyrmont Peninsula with the Greater Sydney Region Plan and Eastern City District Plan to help achieve the wider objectives for the area, and to develop a Place Strategy that includes an economic strategy, master plan, planning framework and governance for the area. We accepted all three of the Commission’s recommendations and led the development of the draft Place Strategy, working collaboratively with the City of Sydney Council and other government agencies to explore complex issues.


To guide the development of the Place Strategy, we set out 10 directions outlining our priorities for achieving new jobs, innovation and investment whilst also ensuring the area's long-term liveability and sustainability.


The 10 Directions were released for community and stakeholder review and feedback in March – April 2020 and feedback, which included a survey, map based comments and submissions, helped shape the draft Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy which is on exhibition to Sunday 13 September, 2020.


The draft Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy is being developed at the same time as other NSW Government projects that will shape the peninsula, including planning for Blackwattle Bay and the Sydney Fish Market.


Pyrmont Peninsula Bounce Group

The draft Place Strategy has also been informed by a Bounce Group formed in May 2020 to provide local knowledge, test ideas and contribute to the direction and development of the draft Place Strategy.


Membership of the Bounce Group includes local residents, small, medium and large businesses, youth and community group members, as well as heritage, environment, creative, tourism, design and innovation industry representatives, that were selected following an expression of interest process.


You can read a summary of the Bounce Group meetings online. If you have any questions about the Bounce Group please contact the department.


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Page last updated: 05/08/2020