Fish markets: letter to the Premier

The Government is planning to redevelop the Sydney Fish Markets and the surrounding waterfront land. They are planning to add up to 2750 new apartments and a new market area. 

Please join with our wider NSW community to let the Premier of NSW know the government should be focusing on more green open space, sporting and community facilities before agreeing to any proposals for more multimillion dollar apartments.

Dear Premier,

Re: Sydney Fish Markets design

I am keen to ensure that our precious local amenities such as green spaces, sporting fields, heritage and access to the waterfront are preserved throughout the design process for the redeveloped Sydney Fish Markets and the market district.

In particular I am concerned about the impact on local communities of the proposal to build up to 2750 apartments on the Fish Markets site – three times the size of the development at Harold Park.

The welcome renewal of Sydney’s waterfront must not come at the price of community access to publicly owned waterfront land. Our neighbourhood should not be overwhelmed by residential towers and commercial redevelopment.

Already, this area is one of the most densely populated in Sydney, and suffers from a massive under-provision of community recreation facilities and public green space.

We need to use the Fish Markets precinct to address this deficit, before filling it with yet more high rise residential developments.

We ask that Wentworth Park should be given back to the City of Sydney and not used as an open space offset for this huge development to be overwhelmed by thousands of new residents.

Yours sincerely,


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  • signed 2017-08-18 18:56:02 +1000
    The traffic issues around the area are already severe. Saw 2 drivers get out of their cars to have a fight a couple of years ago – only stopped by pedestrian bystanders!! More apartments now and more traffic congestion. Generating the future slums of Sydney with the apartments getting smaller, without carparks, without nearby open space.
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    Beverley Inshaw
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    June M Bullivant OAM
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  • signed 2017-07-29 10:56:31 +1000
    2750 new apartments will not help Sydney’s ridiculous cost of living, especially when 60% will go to Chinese investors. Having more apartments in the city will only add to more pollution and road congestion. Our city cannot handle this. Pull your head out of the sand and start listening to what locals are saying.
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  • signed 2017-07-28 22:52:39 +1000
    I went to a night held for a cross section of people in our city where we were asked our opinion for a couple of hours and unanimously everyone said NO HIGH RISE!!!! Protect white bay power station the whole area around the waterfront It should be for everyone to enjoy not a select few But i see this government yet again they have lied to us
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    Over development is killing Sydney
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    Rosalind Hinde
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    Carl Milton
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  • signed 2017-07-28 18:36:30 +1000
    As a resident living within 300m of the new market I dread to think what the traffic and parking issues will be of the existing market site is developed. I understood it was to be connected to Wentworth Park to increase the amenity of local residents, not destroy it!
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    The concrete manufacturing facilities must remain close to the city and supplied by barge. The Wentworth Park must not become a car park for the fish market.
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