Pyrmont Precinct Plans

Pyrmont Precinct Plans

Pyrmont supports a vibrant, creative, connected and diverse community. It has huge advantages including an iconic harbour, significant heritage values, close proximity to the central business district and an inclusive and harmonious residential community. Any planning in the region must build on, and not compromise these public benefits.

But draft master planning for the Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy has again ignored extensive local community input over successive processes, instead promoting developer outcomes.

My submission on the Pyrmont Peninsula Draft Sub-Precinct Master Plans calls on the government to act on longstanding community feedback and consultation for the area’s future > HERE.

I strongly opposed plans to redevelop seven public and one affordable housing buildings. Pyrmont’s social housing is fundamental to the region’s diversity and vibrancy and past experience shows redevelopment rarely results in social housing gains. Meanwhile the master plans fail to exclude residential development in towers at The Star and the metro, despite there being no strategic planning need for them, and without identifying any need for affordable housing. The government must retain the City of Sydney’s Local and Affordable Housing Contribution across the peninsula.

I opposed excessive bulk and scale in sub-regions particularly along the harbour and at individual buildings where it would affect neighbourhood amenity. I pushed for better transport including reconnecting Pyrmont with the CBD by replacing the former Fig Street walkway.

Let's work together to celebrate and protect our great city!