Bays Precinct Public Interest Petition

We call on the Government to...

  • ensure that the Bays Precinct Urban Renewal Project follows a democratic and open process

  • to enable public and private interests to come together creatively and imaginatively

  • to ensure that the outcome will be a worthy of the site and of Sydney's status as a global city

  • to properly protect the public interest.

To achieve this, the Bays Precinct planning process must ensure:

  1. Precedence is given to the public good as a driving overarching principle for the renewal of these publicly owned foreshores and bays;
  2. That the community of Sydney is able to fully engage in all stages of the planning process;
  3. Excellence in planning and design for all development proposals by designating clear, publicly endorsed planning principles developed by the Bays Precinct Community Reference Group and actively seeking local and international ideas for renewal;
  4. That all unsolicited development proposals relating to any Bays Precinct public land or waters be subject to open competitive tenders and proper public scrutiny;
  5. That there be no alienation of the Bays Precinct foreshores from public ownership by sale or long term lease;
  6. That high priority be given to the inclusion of social and affordable housing as a significant element of any residential uses;
  7. That continuous public access to the harbour foreshore be a core principle for all development in the Bays Precinct;
  8. That a significant proportion of the 80 plus hectares of publicly owned lands be retained for public uses including open space; and
  9. The creative adaption and re-use of key heritage items such as the White Bay Power Station and the Glebe Island Bridge.


Who's signing

Ross Nicholas
John Newton
Terry Walsh
Christian Nicolussi
Lisa Cross
Daniel Kogoy
Maria Byrne
Helen Dean
Kathleen O'Donnell
Magda Hribar
Jonathan Pope
Elizabeth Norris
Craig Jewiss
Michael Sutton
Stephanie Wallbank
Bryony Gliddon
Mary Poynten

Will you sign?

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  • Ross Nicholas
    signed 2014-11-19 16:32:37 +1100
  • John Newton
    signed 2014-11-19 16:32:08 +1100
    One thing missing – as indeed it is from the inner west. Affordable housing. I don’t want my suburb to turn into Double Bay
  • Terry Walsh
    signed 2014-11-19 16:31:47 +1100
  • Christian Nicolussi
    signed 2014-11-19 16:31:31 +1100
  • Lisa Cross
    signed 2014-11-19 16:31:17 +1100
  • Daniel Kogoy
    signed 2014-11-19 16:31:02 +1100
  • Maria Byrne
    signed 2014-11-19 16:30:06 +1100
  • Helen Dean
    signed 2014-11-19 16:30:05 +1100
  • Kathleen O'Donnell
    signed 2014-11-19 16:29:18 +1100
    please ensure public transport is adjusted also. there’s already been multiple apartment blocks built with no increase in buses and they were already overcrowded in peak times. pls extend peak times & quantity of buses also to help cater for more residents. light rail would help also. thanks
  • Magda Hribar
    signed 2014-11-19 16:29:15 +1100
  • Jonathan Pope
    signed 2014-11-19 16:28:30 +1100
  • Elizabeth Norris
    signed 2014-11-19 16:28:27 +1100
  • Craig Jewiss
    signed 2014-11-19 16:28:18 +1100
  • Michael Sutton
    signed 2014-11-19 16:28:14 +1100
  • Stephanie Wallbank
    signed 2014-11-19 16:27:56 +1100
  • Bryony Gliddon
    signed 2014-11-19 16:27:36 +1100
  • Mary Poynten
    signed 2014-11-19 16:26:21 +1100