UDIA NSW Submission on the Bays West Stage 1 Masterplan
Bays West is the last significant urban renewal site on Sydney Harbour. A stones throw to the Sydney CBD, the emerging Pyrmont Peninsula, new fish market redevelopment site and easy access to the inner west suburbs of Broadway, Glebe, Annandale, Lilyfield and Balmain. It represents an immense opportunity for our city and state to create an aspirational destination that rivals those of the great harbours of the world.
The Bays West Stage 1 Sub Precinct Master Plan will set the tone, ambition and opportunity for the remaining Bays West. The precinct benefits from significant investment in infrastructure, including WestConnex, Metro and Second Harbour Crossing. This will continue to enhance the connectivity to, from and around the site and broader Sydney.
UDIA are supportive of the Government’s commitment to the renewal of Bays West, in addition to the mix of uses, extension of the foreshore walk, enhanced connections around the site, access to Roberts Road and the pursuit of precinct scale infrastructure opportunities. We contend however that the master plan must be more ambitious to achieve the desired principles and deliver on the once in a generation opportunity that the site holds.