The NSW Government is delivering a new Sydney Fish Market that will support tourism and the fishing industry. It will return inaccessible parts of the harbour foreshore to the community.
Building the new Sydney Fish Market at the head of Blackwattle Bay will provide community and economic benefits.
around 700 construction jobs and 700 operational jobs
a waterfront promenade and a ferry wharf
more than 6,000 square metres of new public open space
an authentic fish market, from catch and arrival to the wharf, through to auction and seafood sales
iconic architectural design that retains an authentic experience will strengthen its position as one of Australia’s leading tourist destinations
economic growth, with visitor numbers to the area set to double in the next 10 years
restaurants, cafes, bars, and specialty food retailers in a market hall setting.
an accessible and welcoming space that will leave a cultural legacy through meaningful public art
changes to Bridge Road will improve and widen footpath areas to enhance pedestrian and cyclist experience.
The existing Sydney Fish Market struggles to cope with the increased visitors during Christmas, Easter, Lunar New Year, and summer weekends. The new Sydney Fish Market will improve daily operations and better cater to the crowds on event days.
The current site will remain operational until the opening of the new building.
The new Sydney Fish Market is part of a renewed Blackwattle Bay Precinct that will offer:
In 2019 the NSW Government committed $750 million for construction of the new Sydney Fish Market.
Construction of the new Sydney Fish Market will be complete in late 2024.
For more information, read Project management and planning documents.