Strategic review: Pyrmont Peninsula

We’re reviewing the planning controls for the Pyrmont Peninsula to align with the NSW Government’s Pyrmont Peninsula place strategy.

Project Status: Closed

Why we’re doing this

The Pyrmont Peninsula is part of a green, global and connected city – a place that is beautiful and vibrant, which supports a strong and growing economy, a sustainable environment and diverse communities.

The NSW Government’s Pyrmont Peninsula place strategy asks us to continue creating and maintaining Sydney’s prominent profile as a great place to live, work, study and visit. The NSW Planning Minister’s direction includes enabling development consistent with the place strategy, balanced with character, heritage, and infrastructure considerations across the peninsula.

Before a Sydney Metro West station opens in Pyrmont in 2030, we have this opportunity to review the planning controls for the Pyrmont Peninsula to ensure we can take advantage of the benefits the metro will bring.

Pyrmont Peninsula is bounded by Broadway and George Street in the south between Quay Street and Wattle Street. It extends north on Wattle Street to William Henry Street in the west and includes Wentworth Park to the shore of Blackwattle Bay. The peninsula extends north to the shore of Jones Bay and Johnstons Bay and Darling Harbour to the east, along Darling Drive.

What we’re doing

The NSW Government’s proposed first stage of the Pyrmont Peninsula place strategy involves new planning controls for 4 sites: The Star, UTS Indigenous Residential College and 2 metro sites. This stage includes an infrastructure delivery plan and sub-precinct master plans.

Our review will look at the rest of the peninsula and will seek to update planning controls and developer and affordable housing contributions.

Our approach will be place-led and people-focused, which will include opportunities identified in our local strategic planning statement, City Plan 2036, to:

  • promote employment growth, visitor accommodation, affordable enterprise space, high technology industry, retail, community and cultural uses
  • increase greening and tree canopy and high sustainability performance
  • enable improved environments for walking and cycling
  • improve open space with solar access protected
  • maximise public and active transport interchange

At the moment, our response is a work in progress and we’re interested in hearing what you think about the changes we are considering.

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 15 September 2023.