Four hectares of new public open space, affordable housing, thousands of jobs, and the revitalisation of White Bay Power Station, are highlights of rezoning plans aimed at transforming part of Sydney’s inner harbour.
Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts said the Stage 1 rezoning proposal to change planning rules around the White Bay Power Station and Bays Metro Station are on public exhibition.
“We heard during the exhibition of the Stage 1 draft Master Plan that development needed to match the character of the area, traffic must be considered, and public open space provided,” Mr Roberts said.
“This feedback has been reflected in our proposed rezoning plans that include an infrastructure delivery plan supporting the delivery of around 250 homes; a commitment to affordable housing; a range of building heights, providing a varied skyline; more than four hectares of new public open and green space; and community infrastructure.
“Bays West will play an important role in the continued growth and economic success of Greater Sydney and the NSW economy over the next 20 years, so it’s important we get this plan right.”
Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport Rob Stokes said the proposed rezoning would also support nearly 5,000 jobs and the revitalisation and protection of White Bay Power Station.
“Bays West, which covers Rozelle Bay and White Bay, will complete the inner harbour puzzle, and provide a glittering setting for people to live, work and visit,” Mr Stokes said.
“We want to reimagine this stunning and historically significant precinct, transforming it into a world-class destination.
“I urge everyone to have their say on the plans and help turn this vision into reality.”
To provide feedback on the rezoning package, please visit www.planning.nsw.gov.au/bayswest. Feedback will run for four weeks until Wednesday 7 September (11:59pm).