Property NSW, now part of the Housing and Property Group within the NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment, currently owns two sites on the Waverton Peninsula, 1 and 3a Balls Head Drive. These sites are valued by the community as an important part of the Sydney Harbour foreshore, with cultural and heritage significance.
The sites will be utilised for the Western Harbour Tunnel project, which is led by Transport for NSW. It requires the temporary use of the Berrys Bay site for construction works. The future use of the two sites, following completion of the Western Harbour Tunnel project, will be informed by the community and key stakeholders in the development of the Berrys Bay Master Plan, which is to be led and completed by Transport for NSW.
We understand that the sites may be needed for around five years as the tunnel is constructed, and the Master Plan will focus on the future use strategy once construction works are completed.
Government is in the early stages of the Berrys Bay project and are committed to engaging with the local community and stakeholders on the future of this site.
Community and Stakeholder Working Group
Community and stakeholder representatives will help the government understand local public need now and for the future.
The Community and Stakeholder Working Group (CSW Group) members liaise with their local community groups to share updates and gather community responses that can be fed back into the planning process.
The membership structure of the CSW Group was finalised in March 2021, following a public Expressions of Interest campaign. Transport for NSW is leading the CSW Group and all enquiries should be made to Transport for NSW.
Early site investigations
You may see some workers on site over the coming months, as government start on technical studies to understand the site. Government are undertaking these studies to inform the Master Planning process. These studies include surveying works and environmental assessments.