The Harbour Trust is proposing a new approach for the Torpedo Factory that will deliver additional public parkland on the foreshore at North Sydney. To facilitate this, we have prepared a draft amendment to the current Sub Base Platypus Management Plan as well as a detailed Planning Application. The Harbour Trust is the approval authority for these two matters in accordance with the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Act 2001.
The Harbour Trust will also refer the proposal to the Commonwealth Minister for Environment, in accordance with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Soft copies of the consultation documents are available here:
The hard copies can also be viewed at the following venues during business hours:
The Harbour Trust will host two drop-in information sessions at Suite 10.08, Sub Base Platypus (120 High Street, North Sydney) in late November.
Attendees can view hard copies of the consultation documents and speak to a Harbour Trust planner about the proposal for the Torpedo Factory.
To make a public submission on our consultation documents:
All submissions received will be treated as public documents. Submissions are invited until 5pm, Friday 11 December 2020.
The Harbour Trust envisions Sub Base Platypus as a contemporary place for community recreation and work. We have consulted extensively with the community about the site’s renewal since 2006 with a view to transforming the former industrial complex into a public domain where historic spaces are revealed, reimagined and activated by cultural, recreational and commercial uses.
To date, renewal works have included the demolition of buildings with low heritage value, the restoration of others for adaptive reuse, the remediation of contamination, the creation public parkland and improved public access including car parking and a lift from the waterfront to the site’s upper levels.
The Harbour Trust is now focused on delivering the final stage of renewal works; namely, the creation of additional parkland and the adaptive reuse of the Torpedo Factory building.
See also: Sub Base Platypus renewal project
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