Our Vision

The Future of Sydney Fish Market

Sydney Fish Market is delighted to welcome the NSW Government’s announcement of the new Sydney Fish Market design.

The new facility 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 SFM 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.

Our assessment is that in the next few years, customer patronage is set to double. This new building will ensure we have the capacity to enable this to happen and it means more people will have the opportunity to experience the quality and diversity of Australian seafood.

The other benefit of having a facility that showcases the hard work of fishers, is that it will strengthen pride in the industry and inspire customers to visit the places that the seafood is coming from.

The announcement also signals the government’s intention to move to the Development Application phase. Subject to the DA process, construction will start next year, with the new facility opening during 2023. SFM will stay open for business throughout.

To see more images and information on the project please visit www.ugdc.nsw.gov.au/sfm

We are interested in your thoughts and ideas for the new Sydney Fish Market. View our presentation below and click the link to complete a short survey.

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