Historic Pier 2/3 is the last remaining undeveloped wharf within the Walsh Bay precinct. The Pier is able to be used for arts, cultural and creative purposes now and into the future.
Long Term Redevelopment of Pier 2l3
In July 2011, as part of the planning for long term redevelopment of Pier 2/3, six organisations were shortlisted as potential residents or users of the Pier. They are Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australian Theatre for Young People, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Bell Shakespeare, Biennale of Sydney and Sydney Writers’ Festival. Discussions are being undertaken with these organisations in parallel with development of a comprehensive Walsh Bay Arts Precinct master plan.
The Government will consider the outcomes of these discussions and the results of the master plan process before determining the final shape of the refurbishment of Pier 2/3 and the wider Walsh Bay Arts Precinct.
The Master Plan for the Walsh Bay Art Precinct has now been released for public comment. The closing date for comments is 20 December 2013. To download the document and make comments please click here.
Short Term Uses of Pier 2l3
Arts NSW is working to activate the Pier in the short term through allowing the Pier to be used for arts, cultural and creative activities, while planning for the long term redevelopment of the Pier is underway.
Arts NSW has obtained a Development Consent from the City of Sydney for up to 3 years to operate Pier 2/3 as a cultural facility. This consent allows a range of uses including rehearsals, exhibitions, workshops, filming and major events such as Sydney Writers’ Festival and the Biennale of Sydney. The Pier is currently available for use on a short term basis.
For more information on short term use of Pier 2-3 a Venue Information Pack can be downloaded here. All potential hirers of the Pier should also read the Development Consent which governs usage of the Pier.
A Venue Hire Application Form can be downloaded here.
For further information on short term uses of Pier 2/3 contact firstname.lastname@example.org