The New Sydney Fish Market

Sydney Fish Market is delighted to welcome the NSW Government’s commitment to redeveloping Sydney Fish Market into a world class attraction in Blackwattle Bay next door to the current site.

The new facility, by renowned architects 3XN, will be a spectacular showcase for our industry and includes everything our customers are looking for – more public space, more dining options, boardwalks and a community feel. It also delivers what our fishers and fishmongers need in 21st century technology with improved facilities that keep the seafood fresh and make it easy to trade.

The new Sydney Fish Market design is a world class piece of architecture with a distinctive wave-shaped and scale-patterned roof paying homage to the fishing industry. Another feature of the new design is a more visibly accessible auction area giving the visiting public a deeper understanding of the seafood supply chain.

Project Status

On 17th June 2020, the NSW Government approved the final plans for the new fish market following an extensive assessment and consultation period.

The approved State Significant Development Applications are available to view here on the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website.

Commencement of early works (demolition of the existing wharves) on the new site started in late August 2020, with a tender process underway for the major construction phase, which is expected to start in early 2021. Construction of the new market will create 700 construction jobs and more than 700 ongoing jobs once the new market opens in 2024.

The new design provides more than 4,700 square metres of new public open space and paves the way for a future shared pedestrian and cycle path that will provide waterfront access from Sydney Fish Market all the way to Woolloomooloo.

For more information about the new Sydney Fish Market development project as well as the precinct planning for Blackwattle Bay please visit Infrastructure NSW.

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Deloitte Report 1 - The economic and social aspects of Sydney Fish Market


Deloitte Report 2 - A redeveloped Sydney Fish Market: enhancing its wider economic and social impacts


Deloitte Report 3: Wider social and economic impacts of a redeveloped Sydney Fish Market


Deloitte Report Extension - Sydney Fish Market's contribution to regional NSW


Deloitte Report Extension - Sydney Fish Market's contribution to regional NSW (infographic)