Revitalised Sydney Fish Market Plans Swimming Along Nicely
06 Nov 2018
The new Sydney Fish Market will place Sydney to the fore as a city that draws its energy from its superb natural resources and setting with the creation of what will be a world-class attraction once its transformation is complete, says the Sydney Business Chamber.
“The redevelopment will provide the opportunity to reimagine one of Sydney’s iconic and popular tourist attractions and will kick-start Blackwattle Bay’s revitalisation,” said Patricia Forsythe, Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber.
“A reinvigorated Sydney Fish Market will enhance the visitor economy and will become an internationally recognised fresh food and tourism destination, becoming the jewel in the Blackwattle Bay precinct of the Western Harbour.
“The market is already a special place for Sydneysiders and visitors alike and the numbers speak for themselves, with more than three million people visiting the market each year,” Mrs Forsythe said.
“A revitalised fish market with more retail space, enhanced dining opportunities and with a focus on its local setting could double the number of visitors in the next decade, delivering more than $4 billion to the NSW economy.
“The NSW Government deserves congratulations on today’s announcement as the project has been a long time coming with proposals to upgrade the Sydney Fish Market having been mooted for many years.
“The Sydney Fish Market is of course far more than just a tourist attraction; it is a working fish market and the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, trading more than 14,500 tonnes of seafood annually.
“There is no doubt Sydney’s reputation as an attractive place to visit will be further enhanced once the revitalised market opens in 2023,” Mrs Forsythe said.