Pyrmont can become the next high rise peninsula as support for Sydney’s CBD

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07 December 2018

Urban Taskforce: With the Sydney CBD filling up fast with new development the Urban Taskforce believes that a long term plan is needed to continue Sydney as the leading global city in Australia by developing the Pyrmont Peninsula.

“There are a number of early pointers to the rethinking of Pyrmont as a high rise spine to match Sydney’s CBD.” Says Urban Taskforce CEO Chris Johnson “The regeneration of Darling Harbour with its high rise hotel has begun the change. The proposed 61 storey tower for the Star Casino begins a rethink of heights on the peninsula along with the proposed tower at Harbourside. The announcement of the design for the new fish markets in Blackwattle Bay means the existing site will be redeveloped presumably with high rise apartments and the move of the Power House Museum to Parramatta could open up new development on that site.”

“The Urban Taskforce asked Sydney architectural firm LAVA to develop a vision for how the Pyrmont Peninsula could look over the next 20 to 40 years as Sydney continues to grow. The new development would establish a mixed-use precinct with an entertainment flavour. We see the peninsula next to the Sydney CBD as being a genuine mixed use precinct with entertainment and hospitality uses as well as being a focus for IT and creative industries. The peninsula would support the long term proposals for the Bays Precinct.”

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“Clearly public transport will be essential for the new uses so we support the location of a station on the Metro West line as it connects to Parramatta via the Bays Precinct and Sydney Olympic Park. The metro station should be located so that it serves the Star Casino and the new Fish Markets development. There is also an opportunity for more ferry connections that are turn-up-and-go between the CBD and the Pyrmont peninsula.”

“The vision developed for Pyrmont is the work of the internationally renowned architects LAVA who were the European Architects of the Year in 2017. Sydney director Chris Bosse and his team have developed the long term vision to generate discussion about how Sydney may look as the city reaches 8 million people over the next 40 years.”

 

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