Pier 2/3

Historic Pier 2/3 is the last remaining undeveloped wharf within the Walsh Bay Arts 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 have been undertaken with these organisations in parallel with the development of a comprehensive Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Master Plan.

The Master Plan for the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct was available for public comment from 14 November 2013 until 21 February 2014.

The Master Plan has been further refined to a Concept Design, which was submitted as part of a Concept State Significant Development Application in 2014. The Department of Planning and Environment initiated a 30 day public exhibition period from 17 July 2014, seeking public submissions on the Concept State Significant Development Application. Please refer to the Department of Planning and Environment website to download the application and relevant document, and for information on making submissions.

For further information on the development of the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct contact Marianna Preston: marianna.preston@arts.nsw.gov.au

Download the Walsh Bay Vision Report (2012)

Download the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Master Plan (2013)

Find out more about the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Master Plan

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 pier2-3venuehire@arts.nsw.gov.au or (02) 9995 0403

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