Sydney Fish Market 2.0
What is it: A pimped up Fish Market, twice the size and just as fresh When will it open? 2020
Sydney Fish Market has been in operation at Blackwattle Bay since 1966 – and it’s long due a facelift. Earlier this year, Danish firm 3XN Architects came on board as the designers for the $250 million renovation. The plan is to build a new 35,000m2 market (twice its current size) adjacent to the current site – a space currently occupied by a concrete supplier. The rejuvenated Fish Markets would include deckedout dining areas on the foreshore with a capacity for 3,000 patrons; there’ll be public boardwalks, a sizzling hot Sydney Seafood School, an improved wholesale market with auctions open to the public, and possibly a rooftop bar. They’re shady on the details for that one. No doubt the fresh new look will attract even more tourists to Pyrmont: Sydney Fish Markets already receive three million visitors every year, and UrbanGrowth NSW (the developers behind the Bays Precinct Development) says the new markets would have the facilities to receive twice that number. Oh boy! Construction is due to begin next year and they reckon the ribbon will be ready to cut by 2020.
They’re throwing out timetables and chucking in an extra 31 train stations