The area that will become the Bays Precinct in the inner west of Sydney will open to the public on Sunday 12 April.
The “discovery day” will also be followed by a public summit the following month where Sydneysiders can learn more about the transformation process for the precinct.
“At this Sunday’s Discovery Day, Sydneysiders will have the opportunity to see close-up large areas of normally inaccessible waterfront land in Sydney’s inner Harbour,” UrbanGrowth NSW chief executive David Pitchford said.
“The success of the transformation program and the ambition for The Bays Precinct rely heavily on the involvement of all levels of government, the public and industry so we encourage Sydneysiders to come and see the area.
“Going further, we want to build public knowledge, understanding and participation in the transformation process, and that’s what the Sydneysiders Summit is all about.”
Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the Bays Precinct was a crucial piece of development for the city and it was imperative it was developed properly.
“The former Treasurer, now Transport Minister, Andrew Constance revealed last year that the government was eager to build as many as 16,000 new homes within the Bays Precinct,” Ms Moore said. “This is totally inappropriate.”
She encouraged the public to attend the open day and see for themselves the unique opportunity the development of the precinct is.
“We must ensure that this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity delivers sustainable housing development, access to our harbour, public open space, active transport and the facilities a growing community needs including schools and affordable housing,” she said.
The Bays Precinct Sydneysiders Summit will be held on the weekend of May 16 and17 at Australian Technology Park.