The transformation of Blackwattle Bay is a step closer, with a revised vision featuring a wider boardwalk, more open space and reduced building heights.

The changes are outlined in a Response to Submissions report prepared by Infrastructure NSW following community consultation on the city-shaping project.

Minister for Infrastructure Rob Stokes said the Blackwattle Bay vision and new Fish Markets development would turn the rundown and tired precinct into one of Sydney’s premier waterfront destinations.

“This vision, alongside the construction of the new Sydney Fish Market will completely transform Blackwattle Bay from a patchwork of industrial uses to a stunning stretch of Sydney Harbour open to the public for the first time in 150 years,” Mr Stokes said.

“This is an exciting plan to build more than 1,200 homes, create more than 5,600 jobs and a deliver world class destination less than one kilometre from the Sydney CBD.

“We want this precinct to stand the test of time, which is why we’ve listened to feedback from the community and doubled the width of the boardwalk, created more open space and reduced building heights to create a more sustainable place.”

The vision features buildings ranging in height from six to 35 storeys, 30,000 square metres of new green spaces including a new park at Bank Street and a 20-metre wide foreshore walk that will connect to active transport links around Sydney Harbour.

“By moving the new Sydney Fish Market to the head of the bay, we’ve unlocked more than ten hectares of harbourside land to create a destination where people want to live, work and visit,” Mr Stokes said.

“It will be connected to the new Sydney Metro station at Pyrmont, the Inner West Light Rail and one of the best continuous harbourside walks anywhere in the world and on the best harbour in the world.”

Approximately 15 per cent of all residential space will be provided for affordable housing on the Government-owned land as part of the proposal, which is triple the statewide target.

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