Events & Activities

Help us plan for future active recreational facilities
in The Bays Precinct

UrbanGrowth NSW is undertaking an Active Recreational Needs Study to understand current and future recreational needs of people who will live, work and visit The Bays Precinct. The Study will inform planning for future active recreational facilities within and surrounding the Precinct.


By active recreation we mean activities which use:

  • Sporting fields
  • Outdoor sports courts
  • Indoor sports courts or facilities
  • Aquatic facilities
  • Water-based recreational facilities
  • Youth spaces/skate facilities


To help us complete the Study we are asking the community to take part in a survey that will provide us information on:

  • use of active recreational facilities and spaces
  • participation in organised sport and other active recreational activities
  • active recreational facilities that you would like to see in The Bays Precinct.


The survey results will assist The Bays Precinct Team to understand and plan for active recreational facilities in The Bays Precinct.


Please take a moment to complete the survey.

The survey is available at
until Friday 17 February 2017.


UrbanGrowth NSW is also conducting surveys with local schools and sporting organisations. If your school or organisation would like to complete one of these surveys, please contact UrbanGrowth NSW via:

Phone: 1800 664 939


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Previous Events

Open House series

We held a series of  Open House events at Glebe Markets, Rozelle Collectors Markets and Brewery Yard Markets in November 2015 and May, August and November 2016 to discuss and answer your questions about The Transformation Plan and the next steps for this exciting project. Watch this page for our next Open House events.

White Bay Power Station Industry Event 2015

UrbanGrowth NSW announced a Request For Proposals (RFP) to identify organisations that are capable of delivering a globally recognised transformation of the White Bay Power Station and its surrounds. The RFP opened on Friday 30 October 2015 and will close on Thursday 25 February 2016.

Interested organisations attended an industry briefing about the White Bay Power Station RFP on Friday 30 October 2015. The briefing also included an exhibition by University of Technology Sydney and University of NSW students.

Sydneysiders Summit 2015

The Bays Precinct Sydneysiders Summit was a free public event, open to everyone and it was aimed at building public knowledge, understanding and participation in the transformation of The Bays Precinct. The event was held at Australian Technology Park (ATP) at Eveleigh.

From Friday 15 to Monday 18 May 2015 more than 1,300 Sydneysiders learned about the ambition, objectives and possibilities for the transformation of The Bays Precinct and provided their initial feedback at a two-day public Sydneysiders Summit and a number of Leadership Forums for schools, local residents, businesses and industry. Another 500 people watched live-streamed presentations online.

As UrbanGrowth NSW brought together local residents, community leaders, industry representatives and Sydneysiders from all across Sydney, ATP’s Exhibition Hall was transformed into an interactive display of The Bays Precinct; Sydneysiders entered a venue that guided them through their history and current uses. The event space was designed to bring to life ‘Transforming City Living: The Bays Precinct  –  Ideas to drive Sydney’s global success by transforming The Bays Precinct’.

The program for the Summit included a series of short talks, “discovery” displays and more that gave Sydneysiders an opportunity to provide feedback on the case for transformation and overarching ambitions for different areas in the precinct.

The feedback received will inform The Bays Precinct Transformation Plan, which will underpin how the Precinct will be transformed over the next 20 to 30 years.

View our Sydneysiders Summit video gallery.

Discovery Day 2015

The Bays Precinct Discovery Day gave Sydneysiders a chance to see close up what the area is like today, learn about its past, and consider its future. Large areas of normally inaccessible waterfront land in Sydney’s inner Harbour will be opened up to the public on Sunday12 April 2015 with a full day of family activities and entertainment around Blackwattle Bay (including the Sydney Fish Market), Rozelle Bay and White Bay.

Event organisers estimated 25,000 Sydneysiders attended The Bays Precinct Sydney Discovery Day.

View our Discovery Day video gallery.

International Summit 2014

The Bays Precinct Sydney International Summit was held in Sydney on 19-20 November, 2014. Preceding it on November 18 was a one-day workshop specifically focused on financing and funding.

The Bays Precinct Sydney International Summit is a unique undertaking which brought together a broad range of urban transformation practitioners, academics and policymakers, as well as community and not-for-profit representatives.

The Summit is all about thinking, hearing, discussing, and learning what is possible and how. This includes funding models and financing options, as well as forging relationships that will enable ongoing collaboration for both this and future urban transformation work.

Keynote presentations

Did you want you want to better understand certain aspects of urban transformation? Our local and international speakers have made their keynote presentations available. View presentations here.