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Fish market plans coming out of our gills

By JOAN HENSON City of Sydney councillors have rejected Deputy Lord Mayor Linda Scott’s call to propose an alternate plan for the Sydney Fish Market’s redevelopment, but will lobby instead to release the overdue Bays Precinct master plan. A Monday June 24 motion affirmed that principles developed over the last 20 years as guidelines for […]

Pyrmont looks to the heavens

By Laura Neill Pyrmont could become the next high-rise peninsula to support Sydney’s CBD, according to development lobby group Urban Taskforce. Last month, the group released a long-term “vision” for the area, which included unprecedented high-rise development to maintain the city’s global competitive edge. The 2040 vision, designed by award-winning Sydney architectural firm LAVA, showed […]

New Fish Markets slightly on the nose

By Michael Hitch A design for the new Sydney Fish Markets (SFM) has been revealed amidst concerns of increased parking and traffic pressure in Pyrmont and a loss of limited public land. The largest fish market in the southern hemisphere will be relocated to the eastern end of the Blackwattle Bay foreshore, opposite Wentworth Park […]

The Almost-Occupants of the Abandoned Ultimo Depot Site

BY ADDIE MORTON Australia’s most densely populated suburb is about to lose its last large site owned by the ratepayers of Sydney as it currently goes to market. The highest bidder will take over the Ultimo Depot site, located at 14-26 Wattle St, which has sat idle for decades. The City of Sydney has made […]

Concrete quarrels

BY MICK DALEY The future of Sydney’s working harbour has been a controversial issue of late, with massive residential construction threatening to overwhelm its viability. Steered by the government-owned Urban Growth Corporation (UGC), these developments have reduced the working harbour to 39.7 hectares. But it appears that lack of government oversight, compounded by the differing […]

Blackwattle Bay Marina shanghaied

BY JOSH KINDL Pyrmont residents have been angered by UrbanGrowth NSW’s proposed plan to relocate the Blackwattle Bay marina closer to the existing population in order to make room for 2,750 new apartments as part of the redevelopment of the existing Sydney Fish Market site. The proposed plan would see the current marina facilities in […]

Residents’ Wentworth Park worries

By Joe Bourke   Speculation is mounting over the future of Wentworth Park as the inquiry into Greyhound Racing NSW heats up and the inner city property market booms. The nearby Bays Precinct is set to house 16,000 new residents and last weekend the Minister for Housing Brad Hazzard announced a $170 million development of […]

Government property sale brings forward planning problems

By Joe Bourke and Emily Contador-Kelsall   The state government’s planning policy and transparency have come into question following the announcement that a property acquired for the failed metro line will be sold. 108 Miller Street Pyrmont, previously owned by photo and imaging company C.R. Kennedy, was bought by the former Labor government for the […]

Stop the boats, Pyrmont says

A group of Pyrmont residents is resisting state government plans to move the Sydney Heritage Fleet to Bank Street, Pyrmont, near the entrance of Blackwattle Bay. The fleet contains ten heritage vessels, currently installed at Wharf 7 near the Maritime Museum. About 40 residents were present for a community meeting with the independent Planning and […]

Push for Pirrama Park swing

Community action groups in Pyrmont are petitioning for the installation of a swing specially designed for the disabled at Pirrama Park. Labelled the ‘Liberty Swing’, the feature would allow people in wheelchairs to roll onto a swing. Elizabeth Elenius, Convenor of the Pyrmont Action group, said the initiative has the broad support of the local […]