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The Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Program is a whole-of-government approach being led by UrbanGrowth NSW,

Where: The Bays Precinct consists of approximately 80 hectares of Government owned land and sits within 2km of the Sydney CBD.

It includes sites such as the heritage-listed White Bay Power Station, Glebe Island, White Bay, Rozelle Bay, Rozelle Rail Yards and Blackwattle Bay, including the Sydney Fish Market.

It is the story of Sydney’s many parts, combining commerce, industry, leisure, housing and water activities.

The Project: The revitalisation of The Bays Precinct is a potential game changer for Sydney and the State of New South Wales.

The Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Program will transform currently underutilised areas into a destination that will contribute significantly to the economic, cultural and social well being of the city and the state.

The Precinct’s great heritage values, proximity to the city and waterfront position present exciting new opportunities for entertainment and leisure facilities, as well as residential, retail and commercial development.

The Program will regenerate waterfront areas in and around Blackwattle Bay including the Sydney Fish Market, Rozelle Bay, Rozelle Rail Yards and the heritage-listed White Bay Power Station to provide a vibrant new harbour frontage and foreshore access.

The Bays Precinct will be revitalised as a world-class, iconic waterfront destination, and will deliver vibrant and dynamic places for the city and the State.

Where it’s up to: The Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Program will build upon work already commenced by The Bays Precinct Implementation Committee and The Bays Precinct Taskforce, as well as contributions from the local community made over the past years, to prepare an urban renewal strategy for The Bays Precinct.

As part of the preparation of the urban renewal strategy,
The Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Program will:

Undertake planning and urban design activities

Prepare a social impact and needs assessment

Prepare transport, infrastructure and economic analyses

Undertake community and stakeholder engagement

Provide unsolicited proposal reviews.


International Summit, November 2014

To inform the renewal of The Bays Precinct, the Government will hold a two day summit in Sydney on 19 and 20 November this year to draw on the expertise of global, national and local urban renewal specialists.

A transformational project of the scale, scope and complexity of The Bays must be conceived, designed and built by tapping into the
greatest minds in the field of city building, urban renewal and revitalisation, and learning from the most outstanding examples of regeneration of other great cities and locations around the world.

The outcomes of the summit will be put to the community at a stakeholder event held in February 2015.



http://www.urbangrowthnsw.com.au/work/our-projects/the-bays-precinct-urban-renewal-program.aspx




 

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THE BAYS PRECINCT URBAN RENEWAL PROGRAM

Frequently asked questions

What is The Bays Precinct, Sydney?


The Bays Precinct, Sydney is located 2km from the Sydney CBD and includes
Blackwattle Bay (including Sydney Fish Market), Rozelle Bay, Rozelle Rail Yards,
Glebe Island, White Bay, White Bay Power Station and surrounds. It is a 5.5km strip
of waterfront with 80ha of land and 94ha of Sydney Harbour.


Through a holistic
government approach, The Bays Precinct Sydney will be revitalised as a world class,
iconic waterfront destination, and will deliver vibrant and dynamic places including
residential, commercial, cultural, maritime and recreational spaces for the city and
the State.


What is The Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Project Team?

The Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Project Team, led by UrbanGrowth NSW, is an
integrated project team consisting of key government agencies including; Sydney
Harbour Foreshore Authority, Planning & Environment, Government Property NSW,
Transport for NSW, Roads & Maritime Services, Sydney Ports and NSW Trade and
Investment.


What is The Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Strategy?


The Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Strategy is a 30-year strategy that will focus on
the renewal of 2.6km of waterfront, including 50 hectares of largely underutilised
land.
The Urban Renewal Strategy is an overarching framework that will set the
future of the entire 80 hectare Bays area, including White Bay and the White Bay
Power Station, Rozelle Bay, Rozelle Rail Yards, Blackwattle Bay, including the
Sydney Fish Market, Glebe Island and the Glebe Island Bridge.

This is to ensure that
a positive urban renewal outcome is achieved and to prevent a ‘piecemeal’ approach
to the urban renewal.


How will The Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Strategy be developed?

A major two-day international summit will be held in Sydney later this year to inform
the development of the Strategy, as well as community consultation, and extensive
research on world’s best practice urban renewal.


What sort of urban renewal will the government be looking at to guide the
development of the Strategy?

There are a number of urban renewal projects that can help to inform the Strategy,
including a number of projects in London such as Battersea Power Station, New
York’s Hudson Yards, Melbourne’s Victoria Harbour and Docklands, Sydney’s own
Barangaroo, and urban regeneration in the cities of Toronto and Portland.


Will the government be selling off land to build high rise properties?

The Bays Precinct, Sydney will draw on the traditional uses of the area, as well as
the waterfront location and strong heritage values to create new opportunities for
investment and renewal. The result will be a mix of open space and public realm,
commercial, retail and residential to boost jobs and accommodate Sydney’s
expanding population.

How is this different from previous announcements?


The Government is committed to the renewal of The Bays Precinct, Sydney, and it
has put in place a governance framework that will ensure it can be achieved through
a whole of Government approach by bringing the planning and development work
together into one office so there is one voice and one plan in Government.

Future planning will acknowledge and build on the past contribution from the local
community and take into account their thinking and planning for The Bays Precinct
over the past 10 years.


What action was taken on the recommendations made by The Bays Precinct
Taskforce?


Full consideration of the 30 recommendations will be taken into account in the future
planning of The Bays Precinct.


Are there any considerations for public access to parts of The Bays Precinct
Sydney?

A key objective is to have a continuous foreshore walk around the entire Bays
precinct. As the urban renewal of waterfront land continues, the foreshore will be
progressively opened up to public access and, where appropriate, new larger
waterfront open spaces will also be created.


How is it different from Barangaroo?

Encompassing 80 hectares of land, The Bays Precinct is four times the size of
Barangaroo (22ha).

On the edge of the Sydney CBD, Barangaroo is a different proposition from The
Bays Precinct, which sits between the Sydney CBD and residential areas.


What are the plans for the Sydney Fish Market?

Sitting in Blackwattle Bay, the Sydney Fish Market is part of The Bays Precinct,
along with Rozelle Bay, Rozelle Rail Yards, White Bay Power Station and surrounds.

It is far too early to say what the plans are for the Fish Market – or any other discrete
part of the precinct.
The point of The Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Strategy is that
the future of the entire 80 hectare Bays area will be developed through a holistic
government approach to prevent a ‘piecemeal’ approach to the development of land.

http://www.urbangrowthnsw.com.au/downloads/file/ourprojects/TheBaysPrecinctUrbanRenewalProgramFAQs(1).pdf
 

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Just staggering potential here. We're very fortunate to see this level of urban renewal around our city - it's long overdue. The CUB Site, Barangaroo and now the Bays Precinct. For years I've dreamed of seeing something like this come to life. But never of this magnitude! White Bay Power Station in particular has always been a landmark to me - our very own Battersea. It can now finally live out a worthy existence.

I remember posting only a few months ago about the potential that the Fish Markets could have if redeveloped. Seeing some apartments along the water lining Wentworth Park would look just stunning. Pyrmont will also benefit with some much needed help at street level with the extent of development, as it is really is lacking behind the Sydney CBD proper. Who knows, maybe we'll see Harris Street realise a new existence before too long.

Hopefully we can get some height as a bonus at some point across this whole precinct. It would be refreshing to see the city continue its stretch westward in terms of height and build up a bigger cluster past Jacksons Landing.

Huge, huge news for the city.
 

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This is long overdue. I cannot fathom why this hasn't been planned for years earlier like Barangaroo and Sydney Olympic Park. The land is sitting there idle and needs something on it.

There will be people who want to complain about what could happen, but they just fear change.

We do have a very good opportunity to create a true western gateway to the City of Sydney.
 

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im hoping we get so talls out of this, the good thing is that the talls are on the south of the nimbys so no shadow casting

 

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The International Summit will be in Brisbane.

I hope they can deliver this in under 30 years - why not 10 years - it could be done:)

Former NSW opposition leader John Brogden, the chairman of Urban Growth NSW, will bring together local and international experts during November’s G20 summit meeting in Brisbane to nail down concrete proposals for the land, which comprises 5.5 kilometres of government-owned waterfront.

A detailed plan is expected to be presented to the NSW government in early 2015 and Mr Brogden suggested the work could be completed within 30 years.

“This has the capacity to turn what is an embarrassment for Sydney into a masterpiece,” Mr Brogden said.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/major-redevelopment-to-transform-sydneys-urban-foreshore-wasteland-around-inner-harbour-and-fish-market/story-fni0cx12-1226992063648
 

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A lot of these project (Central to Eveleigh, Bays Precinct, Parramatta Road etc) are so big it would probably not be feasible for the market to absorb in a short period of time.

Also keep in mind the transport impacts with trucks and construction vehicles having to move through local streets.

Speaking of transport, this is the biggest issue with the Bays. IMO it's a shame the government has committed to and keeps adding to WestConnex when they could use the money to develop a Westmead-City via Victoria Road rapid transit route that connects with a Westmead-City via Parramatta Road rapid transit route. This would add even more weight to intensive development being proposed by UrbanGrowth as well as Urban Activation Precincts like Carter Street and Wentworth Point.
 

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I hope they build a light rail tunnel under the harbour to link this precinct up with barangaroo, down Hickson rd and parramatta rd. So its more accessible from the city... Then they can build it up..
Too slow. Why bother with light rail for such expensive enterprise (harbour tunnel). We need 21st century technology not 19th.
 
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I'd like to see the Victoria Rd/Anzac Bridge/CityWest interchange reconfigured out of this. That set of traffic lights is a real bottle neck as cars should be able to continue along the Anzac Bridge and go either down the City West or up Victoria Rd uninterrupted.

With the White Bay Hotel "lost" in a fire *cough cough* the potential here is for that whole hill to be dug up a massive reconfiguration to occur, allowing freeflowing traffic
 
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I hope they build a light rail tunnel under the harbour to link this precinct up with barangaroo, down Hickson rd and parramatta rd. So its more accessible from the city... Then they can build it up..
What's wrong with Pyrmont Bridge and Glebe Island bridges? Eastern approach problems with Pyrmont and the imminent collapse of Glebe Island notwithstanding.
 

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Too slow. Why bother with light rail for such expensive enterprise (harbour tunnel). We need 21st century technology not 19th.
They do move large numbers of people effectively. I don't think the technology is redundant at all.

Sydney once upon a time had a superior tram network and it didn't need to be ripped at all. It got people around the city and suburbs, and if they kept it that way, I think they would do an effective job moving large numbers around.

If you look at inner city Sydney, trams are well suited to our narrow streets.

In the longer term, a metro line would be perfect for White Bay in connecting it to the city.
 

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I'd like to see the Victoria Rd/Anzac Bridge/CityWest interchange reconfigured out of this. That set of traffic lights is a real bottle neck as cars should be able to continue along the Anzac Bridge and go either down the City West or up Victoria Rd uninterrupted.

With the White Bay Hotel "lost" in a fire *cough cough* the potential here is for that whole hill to be dug up a massive reconfiguration to occur, allowing freeflowing traffic
Yes this whole interchange needs redoing, it will definitely need it by the time the WestConnex opens



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What's wrong with Pyrmont Bridge and Glebe Island bridges? Eastern approach problems with Pyrmont and the imminent collapse of Glebe Island notwithstanding.
As nice as it would be to have Glebe Island as a tram/pedestrian/cycle bridge, there is too much boat traffic coming through (constant yacht and charter boat movement) that requires the bridge to be open. I doubt it'd be very practical or economical to restore the bridge and have it constantly opening and closing all the time. I do agree though that Pyrmont Bridge has some potential for light rail or similar.
 
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