Wentworth Park

The feedback we’ve received throughout 2015 has made it clear that The Bays Precinct Transformation Program offers an opportunity to seamlessly integrate Wentworth Park with the Bays Market District, creating lovely connections from green open space to the new fresh food marketplace. We could retain the land in public ownership and provide a new type of shared, activated public space as well as improve sporting and recreational facilities for people to gather, socialise and interact.

OBJECTIVE

To seamlessly integrate Wentworth Park with the Bays Market District and surrounds.

FEATURES

  • Providing a new type of shared, activated public space for people to gather, socialise and interact
  • Improving recreation and sporting facilities
  • Taking advantage of stronger open space connections to the Bays Market District
  • Improving visual and physical connectivity to the Bays Market District and the water

 

Some of the world’s greatest cities have green open spaces at their heart – both London and Sydney have their own Hyde Parks, New York City has Central Park, and many healthy, active cities draw on parks, fields, gardens and reserves to bring people together for exercising, socialising and relaxing.

It would be a missed opportunity to transform The Bays Precinct without thinking about how we can integrate Wentworth Park with the waterfront.

Wentworth Park sits between the dense, inner city suburb of Pyrmont and the inner west suburb of Glebe. It is separated from Blackwattle Bay by Bridge Road with its northern sector dissected by a viaduct that services the Inner West Light Rail.

Wentworth Park is a popular community asset that could be made better through The Bays Precinct’s transformation. By connecting Wentworth Park with the new Bays Market District we can create a place of real mixed activity, where we can watch the Saturday morning football game before heading off to the new Bays Market District to buy organic food for the weekend or enjoy lunch with friends or family.

NEXT STEPS

  • Commence planning to integrate Wentworth Park in to The Bays Precinct, linking it with the Bays Market District
  • Community engagement will inform the planning for this Destination