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Torpedo Factory Renewal Project

Artist impression: Torpedo Factory Renewal Project
Sub Base Platypus is a must-visit destination in North Sydney – complete with public parkland and heritage buildings that have been woven into the life of the area. The Harbour Trust is now improving the site further for the benefit of all Australians...
The Torpedo Factory Renewal Project

The Harbour Trust is delivering the Torpedo Factory Renewal Project. The Torpedo Factory Renewal Project comprises partial demolition of the former Torpedo Factory at Sub Base Platypus to enable the construction of:

  • Harbour foreshore parkland with a series of landscaped terraces.
  • Public domain areas and spaces that explore the site’s history.
  • Solar power generation from roof-mounted panels and rainwater capture storage.
  • Enhanced pedestrian connection to the foreshore and car parking.

The Harbour Trust acknowledges the Cammeraygal People as the Traditional Custodians and Owners of the area, which includes the Torpedo Factory site.

Next steps


Taylor Construction Group Pty Ltd (Taylor) is the Head Works Contractor for the Torpedo Factory Renewal project.

Site handover to Taylor occurred on Monday 9 May 2022. The three key stages of works in this project are pre-construction; demolition; construction and landscaping.

More information on each stage of this project will be provided before it commences. The Harbour Trust is aiming to open the new parkland and public space in early 2023.

You can read more about the project and key timeframes in our regularly updated FAQs. To stay up to date on the construction work at Sub Base Platypus, subscribe for project email updates.

Temporary carpark closure


The existing Sub Base Platypus car park at 120 High Street, North Sydney, is currently closed to the public. The car park will remain closed until the new parkland and public space opens in 2023.

Oberon Park, the waterfront promenade and businesses at Sub Base Platypus are open for the duration of the works and can be accessed via Kiara Close, Kesterton Park and Platypus Lane.


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