Sydney’s Fish Market will be moving from its current location to a site directly next to its existing location which backs onto Wentworth Park on the south side of Blackwattle Bay. This move is part of UrbanGrowth’s vision of the Bays Precinct Masterplan.
This development which has been designed by the world-renowned Danish Architecture Firm named 3XN & will be an amazing urban space for the public to use. 3XN have also designed other spectacular art forms such as the Quay Quarter Tower in Circular Quay which has been proposed & is expected to be completed by 2020.
Currently, 3 million people visit the fish market’s per year, however, after the redevelopment models forecast that this could grow to 6 million people per year which would make it climb the list as one of Sydney’s most visited attractions.
It is expected that the redevelopment will cost a total of $250 Million.
According to the SMH, it is expected that the old site will also be redeveloped into creating viable commercial, retail & residential spaces & breathe new life into the precinct.
The precinct is expected to commence construction in 2018 & be ready to open to the public sometime in 2020/2021.
According to UrbanGrowth’s official Bays Precinct website, some of the features of the new Fish Market include:
- Create a new world-class market food offering and dining attraction
- Reimagine the Sydney Fish Market, including wholesale and retail functions
- Allow the Bays Waterfront Promenade to seamlessly connect with a bustling and thriving place that brings residents and visitors back to the water
- Provide compatible housing suitable to living on the edge of the CBD
- Improve access and public transport
Ultimately, The new Sydney Fish Market precinct as part of the greater Bays Market District will create a great place for the Sydney public to spend their weekends, eating quality seafood whilst overlooking Blackwattle Bay’s spectacular harbour & the Anzac Bridge.