New waterfront park coming to Sydney

Dec 1, 2022
  • Article by Clémence Carayol

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. 

Artist’s impression of the waterfront promenade at Bank Street Park. Render: Infrastructure NSW

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. 

He says the collaboration between OCULUS, Greenshoot Consulting x Greenaway Architects and Collins and Turner Architects will deliver the best outcome for this project.

“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. 

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08 Feb 23 at 2:14 PM • Anthony Cox

I just hope they have fishing allowed for land based fishing, too many signs saying fishing prohibited, as its not a good feeling travelling two hours into the city by public transport, and told I can’t fish there, a lot of fishermen now days use lures and soft plastics, so not carrying bait that is left behind, needs to be more accessible fishing spots in Sydney, and most fishermen will pick up trash that’s on the waters edge, and dispose of it, i have mental health issues, and fishing is the one thing that gets me through and clears my head of all the problems, and i don’t drive due to Epilepsy , so it’s very heartbreaking travelling over two hours, and then seeing a sign with no fishing allowed, so hopefully we will be allowed to fish there as everyone should be able to use the place, would rather a sign saying, fines or penalties for people leaving fishing rubbish, or being unsafe to other people or pets, with fishing rods or lures and hooks, there needs to be more inspectors checking fishing licences, as I go fishing 2 or 3 days a week, and have never been asked to show my fishing licence, as there is still that few people out that daily, that take and kill undersized fish, I’ve seen a guy with almost twenty bream that were no longer than 8 or 10 cm ,


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