Process to create Sydney's Bays Market District begins

7 February 2017

UrbanGrowth NSW today commenced a call for urban designers to register their interest in developing a masterplan for Sydney’s next premiere destination, the Bays Market District.

UrbanGrowth NSW has opened registrations of interest (ROI) for designers to develop a masterplan that will set out a vision to guide the growth and development of the market district over the next 20 to 30 years.

“UrbanGrowth NSW is seeking registrations of interest from urban designers with experience and expertise in developing clear and considered spatial masterplans for complex urban renewal projects,” said UrbanGrowth NSW’s Head of Projects Portfolio, Barry Mann.

The Bays Market District masterplan will cover 9.2ha, including the current and future Sydney Fish Market site, land under the ANZAC Bridge along Bank Street Pyrmont, the first stage of a Bays Waterfront Promenade along Bank Street, connections to Wentworth Park and future water uses in Blackwattle Bay.

“The masterplan will also look at opportunities to provide housing suited to living on the edge of the CBD, commercial and retail facilities, public open space, community and recreational facilities and marine facilities within the Bays Market District,” Mr Mann said.

Each ROI will be assessed by an evaluation committee, which will include the Office of the Government Architect, City of Sydney and UrbanGrowth NSW. Suitable proponents will then be invited to submit a tender for the project.

“There will be community consultation as part of the masterplanning process during 2017,” Mr Mann said.

More information on the ROI for urban designers to develop a masterplan for the Bays Market District, can be found at

Registrations must be submitted by 11am on Monday, 13 March 2017.

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