Placemaking NSW was formed in June 2020, incorporating Place Management NSW (formerly Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority). Placemaking NSW focuses on the development and management of some of the most important harbourside precincts in Sydney.
These include high profile precincts of The Rocks, Barangaroo and Darling Harbour, Luna Park, Ballast Point Park and waterfront areas in Pyrmont. These special places include more than 100 heritage buildings as well as unique venues such as the Chinese Garden of Friendship and major event facilities at the International Convention Centre.
The Rocks is considered to be the most significant heritage precinct relating to European settlement in Australia. Items of heritage significance in our precincts include existing and potential archaeological sites, landscapes, buildings, engineering structures, monuments and movable heritage.
When a site is identified as being of heritage significance or has archaeological potential, proposals may require application under the NSW Heritage Act 1977, additional to other statutory approvals and permits.
Placemaking NSW is also currently managing the important remediation and conservation works at White Bay Power Station in Rozelle. It was recently appointed to manage the Bays West Stage 1 urban renewal project and aims to have the site activated in time for the opening of the new Metro West line in 2030. It is also responsible for master planning Rozelle Bay.
Barangaroo is place-making in progress, an evaluation of exceptional infrastructure, design and architecture, public spaces and experiences.
The Luna Park Reserve at Milsons Point is one of the most prominent and visually distinctive landmarks on the Sydney Harbour Foreshore.
Permits and applications
Your permit application enables Property NSW to undertake certain safety measures, and to ensure the suitability of the locations you wish to work in.
If you would like to apply for a permit to busk in Circular Quay and Darling Harbour, visit Place Permits.
If you are unable to find the permit or application you are searching for below, or require help with any related matters, please email us at PMNSW@cbre.com.au.
The financial position and operational activities for Place Management NSW and the Luna Park Reserve Trust have been reported in their entity annual reports.
Venue hire and commercial opportunities
The Rocks and Darling Harbour, Sydney's most popular waterside precincts, provide the perfect locations to make any event a success whether it be a commercial activation, a cultural festival, a community activity or even a wedding.