Surrounding the southern pylons of the Anzac Bridge, the new Bank Street Park provides a rare chance to create a new waterfront park that will celebrate First Nations culture, its iconic harbour-side location and maritime history. The project forms part of the wider master-plan for the transformation of the State Significant Blackwattle Bay Precinct, which includes the relocated Sydney Fish Markets. The project will provide 11,000 square metres of open space for the community.
The new park has a range of facilities including three buildings designed specifically for use by the community and water sports enthusiasts including community spaces, amenities and changing, a cafe kiosk; offices, storage and facilities for marina users; and a new purpose built storage building for Dragon Boats NSW who have been based on the site for many years.
The new park will additionally have recreation facilities including an outdoor multipurpose court, Inclusive play space as well as new harbour foreshore walkway that connects to Rozelle Bay to the west and Woolloomooloo to the east. 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 the new 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 has recently been approved by the State design Review Panel.
The team is currently finalising an SSDA application for lodgment in Spring 2023.
- Infrastructure NSW
- Oculus Studios
- Indigenous Consultant
- Greenaway Architects
- Eckersley O’Callaghan
- Town Planning