Registrations open for design of new Bayside market

7 November 2016

UrbanGrowth NSW today opened the registration of interest for design and engineer services for a rejuvenated Sydney Fish Market as it moved into the next stage of delivery for The Bays Precinct.

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Planning Minister Rob Stokes announced the commencement of the process to attract designers for a world class food and dining destination at Blackwattle Bay on Sydney Harbour.

“The proposed redevelopment of Sydney Fish Market is an important milestone in a long list of urban transformation projects currently in the pipeline across UrbanGrowth NSW’s portfolio,” said Chief Executive David Pitchford.

“We’re committed to working closely with Sydney Fish Market and their shareholders in developing our plans for a food and dining destination that local, state and international visitors can be proud of.”

Mr Pitchford said a rejuvenated market district would sit alongside the other jewels in The Bays Precinct including the proposed technology hub at White Bay Power Station and a 5.5 kilometre continuous promenade around the water’s edge.

In recognition of the economic and social benefits of the area for NSW, Minister Stokes today announced that The Bays Precinct was of State planning significance.

“The Bays Precinct, and in particular the new Sydney Fish Market facility is one of the many urban transformation projects across our Sydney CBD, Western Sydney and Newcastle portfolios,” Mr Pitchford said.

“These are long term projects that require considered consultation and negotiations and we are delighted to be in a position to progress to the next stage of this exciting development.

Mr Pitchford said the appointment of Barry Mann as UrbanGrowth NSW’s new Head of Projects Portfolio was an important next step for the organisation, which was entering into the delivery phase on many of its projects.

“Major projects take time but in less than two years UrbanGrowth NSW has entered the marketplace with White Bay Power Station negotiations and again with Sydney Fish Market.”

The new location for the Sydney Fish Market on Bridge Road, Glebe will provide stronger connections between the harbour foreshore and nearby Wentworth Park, and allow for better public access to the new market.

The Registration of Interest (ROI) process is seeking to engage designers and engineers with extensive experience in delivering creative and innovative projects that are sustainable and sensitive to the surrounding community and environment.

Each ROI will be assessed by an evaluation committee. Suitable proponents will then be invited to submit a tender for the project. For more information on the ROIs for designers and engineers or to register interest, visit

Key dates are:

  • ROI for engineering services (Closes at 11am on 2 December 2016)
  • ROI for designers (Closes at 11am on 2 December 2016)
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