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Bank Street - Blackwattle Bay Marina and public space

The NSW Government is building a new marina and public boardwalk as part of the Bays Precinct Growth Centre.

A new marina and public space is being built by the NSW Government at 5 - 11 Bank Street, Pyrmont.

The project is part of the Bays Precinct redevelopment which aims to develop a bustling public destination along the waterfront around Rozelle Bay.

The development will include the Blackwattle Bay Marina and a public space with a waterside boardwalk.

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JUN 2020

JUN 2020Project completion and handover

This is expected to be the last month of construction, progressing to handover, weather permitting. There are myriad tasks to be completed across sebveral construction disciplines.

  • Energisation of the electrical Substation
  • Installation of the land side sewer and connection to the street sewer
  • Finalisation of the waste room
  • Installation of the fixed security bollards, public domain lighting,
  • Completion of landscaping, site signage,
  • Commissioning of the floating pontoons, the marina and land based services such as fire, sewer and electrical
  • Restoration of the Banks St road and footpath as a result of the cabling works
  • Completion of works and handover of the site.
MAY 2020

MAY 2020Completion of street work and roof installation

This month, the development is really starting to take shape with roofing, power security bollards and concrete/asphalt work.

The road works are now complete, except for some road remediation, which will be relatively quiet.

The roof and cladding for the demountable office and waste area will be built and the main switchboard installed and commissioned.

The concrete and asphalt work will continue and the security bollards will be completed.

The beginning of landscaping will start to give some real form to the public space and the floating structures will be finalised.

This month, the development is really starting to take shape with roofing, power security bollards and concrete/asphalt work.

APR 2020

APR 2020Piling work ends, floatation structures begin

Work ending on piling work, now beginning foundation work.

Substation piling and foundation works are being carried out this month and the timber boardwalk will be completed. The floating structures and gangway will be going in and we are procuring the public domain lighting, main switchboards and security bollards.

FEB 2020

FEB 2020Steel piling work begins

The installation of the wooden piles for the public boardwalk is now complete. Starting from around 12 February, we will start steel piling for the on-water component of the marina complex. This work will be noisy, but will only be carried out between certain times and there will be respite periods each day. The steel piling is expected to be finished within four weeks, weather permitting.

Piling work consists of drilling holes in the seabed, then pounding the piles into the holes to secure a stable basis for the marina. Because of the drilling and (more so) the pounding of the poles into the seabed, this process can be noisy, especially with steel piles. For this reason, piling work will only be undertaken at the following times:

  • 9 am to 12 pm, Monday to Friday
  • 2 pm to 5 pm, Monday to Friday
  • 8.30 am to 12 pm, Saturday.
JAN 2020

JAN 2020Piling work begins

Installation of wet land piles for the boat marina has begun. This work can be noisy, but we have adopted strategies to help mitigate the noise, including respite periods on each day of piling work.

Piling work consists of drilling holes in the seabed, then pounding the piles into the holes to secure a stable basis for the marina. Because of the drilling and (more so) the pounding of the poles into the seabed, this process can be noisy. For this reason, piling work will only be undertaken at the following times:

  • 9 am to 12 pm, Monday to Friday
  • 2 pm to 5 pm, Monday to Friday
  • 8.30 am to 12 pm, Saturday.
NOV 2019

NOV 2019Work starts

Early work on the project will start from mid-November 2019, with the establishment of the work site.

As part of this work, a number of activities will take place:

  • Fencing around the construction area
  • Stockpiling of materials and equipment
  • Establishment of site offices and storagesheds.

Once early work is complete, major work will start, subject to approvals and weather conditions.

Project information

The project will include building wet land and dry land facilities for a marina and wharf at Bank Street, Pyrmont.

  • Wet land work will include a fixed wharf, floating pontoons and a publicly accessible timber walkway.
  • Dry land work will include:
    • a demountable office building
    • a secured storage compound for LPG gas bottles to service stoves and BBQs on the vessels, 14 bins (3000 litres), and three ice machines
    • up to 11 storage single stacked shipping containers (approximately 50 cubic metres)
    • up to eight storage single stacked shipping containers (approximately 90 cubic metres),
    • wall-mounted business identification signage at the Bank Street frontage,
    • installation of a 5 kilolitre rainwater reuse tank,
    • protection measures for the ANZAC Bridge Pylon including fencing and bollards
    • a new vehicle crossover to Bank Street.

The facility has been approved for use of up to five years.

There will also be a boardwalk to give public access to the waterway which will form part of the Bays walk.

The Bank Street marina and wharf facilities will be built to provide an alternative site for the displaced Blackwattle Bay Marina which was moved from Pyrmont Bridge Road, Glebe to accommodate the development of the new Sydney Fish Market.

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment held a public consultation session about the project in 2017. For details of the project history, as well as the consultation, visit the Major Projects webiste.

NSW Maritime is now responsible for the delivery of the Bank Street Marina project.

Contact us

For more information contact the project team

Phone: 1800 560 789

Email: BankStreet@rms.nsw.gov.au

Project documents

Approvals

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Architectural Drawings

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Navigational Impact Assessment

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Floating structure - General Arrangement

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Construction plans

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Construction Traffic Management Plan

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