LOCATION
Wentworth Point NSW
CLIENT
Department of Planning and Environment
DETAILS
Urban activation precinct
SITE AREA
18.5 ha
OVERALL GFA
220,000 sqm
CONSTRUCTION COST
$546 m
RESIDENTIAL UNITS
2,300
AWARDS
2014 UDIA NSW Awards Commendation – Concept Design2014 UDIA NSW Awards Commendation – Government Leadership

As part of the NSW Government’s Urban Activation Precincts program to help tackle Sydney’s housing affordability and supply issues, 18.5 hectares of vacant and industrial land at Wentworth Point was rezoned for residential use.

Conybeare Morrison was commissioned as the project’s lead designer and worked with a consortium of built environment professionals to deliver the vision. The work included preparation of the masterplan, visions for the built form, public domain and landscape resolutions, 3D visualisations and animation.

The proposed design includes:

  • a range of low, mid and high-rise residential buildings
  • a new 3.9 ha peninsula park along with three new pocket parks
  • foreshore cycling and walking paths at least 20m wide – opening up this area to public access for the first time
  • an 18 classroom school with playing fields by 2017
  • upgrades to nearby Hill and Bennelong Roads to accommodate the increased population
  • new maritime uses adjacent to Homebush Bay for rowing and kayaking, dry boat storage and supporting retail and other businesses