Call For Great Ideas

The Call for Great Ideas was an opportunity for the public to submit innovative ideas for the immediate priority Destinations in The Bays Precinct. The Call was open from late May to 20 July 2015.

The ideas came from a wide range of groups and individuals, including from 10-year-old school students, local residents, companies, industry associations, university students, lecturers and academics. Submissions came from NSW and interstate, and from Canada, China, Denmark, the US and the UK.

Assessment Process

An Independent Assessment Panel (IAP) was chaired by the former Mayor of Christchurch, Sir Bob Parker, and included the International Association for Public Participation and a Fairness Advisor.  

The Panel assessed submissions after they were reviewed by a Community Advisory Panel and a Technical Advisory Panel.

 The Call for Great Ideas submissions received are published below. This is so they can be openly considered by the NSW Government, community and industry as Destinations are progressed. The evaluation of the Call for Great Ideas and the Discussion Paper feedback has informed The Bays Precinct, Sydney: Transformation Plan.

Call For Great Ideas Library

View the submissions UrbanGrowth NSW received in response to the Call for Great Ideas. Submissions are grouped according to Destination to which they apply, alphabetically.