Glebe Island

Glebe Island is a strategic deep-water port. It is actively used for deep-water wharfage, including bulk vessel loading and unloading. Glebe Island and White Bay are the only deep-water wharves west of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The former car import terminal is now home to the temporary Sydney Exhibition Centre until 2017.


The transformation of The Bays Precinct offers the opportunity to support blue economic activities of port and maritime industries, potentially combined with a technological and innovation campus. Equally, it enables the NSW Government (following the relocation of the temporary Sydney Exhibition Centre) to position the Destination for the future by considering its strategic position on Sydney Harbour and within the wider regional and global economic context.


  • Employing planning processes that will consider future uses of port lands
  • Port and maritime industries complemented by a potential new technological and innovation campus that anchors the knowledge-intensive industries of White Bay Power Station
  • Anticipated as a potential temporary construction logistics site for major infrastructure


This Destination is identified in The Transformation Plan: The Bays Precinct Sydney as a long-term priority with works commencing in 2022 and beyond.