You may have heard media reports that the Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategyhas been released (which it has). Underpinning the Strategy is the Government’s decision to construct a Metro station in Pyrmont, the finer details of which Sydney metro will now work on in coming months.
The final Place Strategy and the supporting Economic Development Strategy (EDS) remain firmly focused on managing the growth and change Pyrmont Peninsula is forecast to experience over the next 20 years.
The Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy and updated technical documents are available to download atplanning.nsw.gov.au/pyrmontpeninsula. There are also Frequently Asked Questions which may help you understand some of the changes made from the draft Strategy to the final version released this morning.
We are now preparing sub-precinct master plans which will set out more detailed land use planning controls for Pirrama, Darling Island, Blackwattle Bay, Tumbalong Park, Wentworth Park, Pyrmont Village and Ultimo sub-precincts. The Pyrmont Peninsula sub-precinct master plans are scheduled to be released for review and feedback in the first quarter of 2021.
I’d personally like to thank you for participating in our Bounce Group. This was something of an experiment on engagement techniques by the Department – particularly in a COVID constrained world. We learned a great deal from the process and certainly have ideas about how we could improve the process for everyone in the future. Thanks for coming along with us on the ride. I acknowledge the tremendous effort you put into the Bounce Group meetings and the time you took out of your personal lives to do so. So simply, thank you.
I also acknowledge there will be a range of views on the final Place Strategy but trust that the community as a whole will benefit as a clear vision for the Pyrmont Peninsula, and that the site-by-site planning that was criticised in the Greater Sydney Commission’sPyrmont Planning Reviewbecomes a thing of the past.