A development application has been lodged for 3 Bank Street. The project contains land- and water-based components. The land-based component consists of a three-storey building to accommodate a range of uses, including small vessel storage, amenities, a community-based maritime skills centre, museum display and community space, an exhibition pavilion and kiosk. The water-based component consists of a fixed wharf and associated floating pontoon structures, which will berth the Sydney Heritage Fleet’s operating vessels and serve as a drop-off and pick-up point for the public to participate in historic vessel tours. A publicly accessible foreshore walk is proposed along the site’s southern and western boundaries.
Concern has been expressed by some residents about the impact of the development on parking and traffic in Bank Street, and on water safety issues for passive boating (rowers, dragon boaters, beginning sailors). Others are supportive of the potential activation of this area.
The documents can be viewed at the Pyrmont Community Centre in Mount Street, and online at Construction of Sydney Heritage Fleet maritime facility
Submissions can be made to the Department of Planning until Tuesday 30 April.