Work to start on pop-up park at Pyrmont
The NSW Government is starting work on a new temporary park at Bank Street in Pyrmont for locals and visitors to play, exercise and relax.
For years, the public land of the future Bank Street Park has been inaccessible to the community. This temporary activation marks a significant milestone and the first part of the broader Blackwattle Bay precinct to be delivered to the public.
Located near the southern pylon of the Anzac Bridge, Sydneysiders will soon have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities at the new pop-up park, including a basketball half court, fitness equipment, hopscotch and handball courts, at an amazing harbourside location.
Benefitting from the shade and weather protection of the Anzac Bridge, the space will also include seating next to native vegetation and plantings.
Construction on the pop-up park at Bank Street will begin next week and is expected to be completed by mid-spring.
Visit Blackwattle Bay to learn more about Bank Street Park.
Minister for Lands and Property Steve Kamper said:
“We are delighted to provide the local community with early access to these fantastic public amenities. The Bank Street Pop-up Park is just the beginning, and we can’t wait to invite everyone to explore and enjoy this new space.
“The government is focused to promoting an active and healthy lifestyle for the people of Sydney and the opening of this park is a significant step towards providing new recreational activities that are free to visit, and new open space in the heart of our city.
“This initiative is part of the ongoing revitalisation of the Blackwattle Bay Precinct. Once completed, the precinct will offer a range of world-class facilities, recreational spaces and improved access to Sydney Harbour.”
Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich said:
“For over a century, this piece of land has been inaccessible to the community. This pop-up park marks the first part of public open space accessible to the public as part of the Blackwattle Bay Precinct.
“The Bank Street Pop-up Park is just the beginning, and we can’t wait to invite everyone to explore and enjoy this new space.
“It’s also great to know that the basketball half court and fitness equipment will be maintained for the final Bank Street Park.”