OCULUS, Greenshoot Consulting x Greenaway Architects and Collins and Turner Architects have been selected by Infrastructure NSW to design Bank Street Park, a new 10,000 square-metre waterfront park surrounding the southern pylons of Anzac Bridge.
Located within the State Significant Blackwattle Bay Precinct, which includes the relocated Sydney Fish Markets, this project will provide 11,000-square-metres of open space for the community.
“The creation of Bank Street Park offers a meaningful opportunity to illuminate the local history and culture of Tjerruing Blackwattle Bay,” says OCULUS associate director Roger Jasprizza.
“Together we will design a welcoming and inclusive destination, drawing on the uniqueness of this place.”
The precinct’s waterfront promenade, traversing Bank Street Park, will complete Sydney’s 15-kilometre harbour foreshore walk from Rozelle to Woolloomooloo.
The Connecting with Country Framework for Tjerruing Blackwattle Bay prepared by Bangawarra sets out the relevance and importance of Connecting with Country throughout the governance and design of this precinct.
Community consultation has already shaped the design brief to ensure Bank Street Park reflects long-term community needs and aspirations. A preferred concept design is anticipated to be completed in mid-2023.