Exciting news for Sub Base Platypus

  • November 12, 2020

The federal government’s Sydney Harbour Federation Trust has opened consultation on a proposal to create new parkland by demolishing the Harbour-facing front of the old Torpedo factory.

Mr Zimmerman said the building’s fate had attracted significant debate over the past decade as it had some heritage value, however; the majority of local residents viewed it as “a bit of an ugly duckling”.

“This allows us to have a win-win situation where we’re significantly lessening the impact of the building on the harbour foreshore, but also retaining part of the building to reflect on its role in our maritime history,” he said.

I think it’s going to be this really novel green space because you’ll have this step-down from the original cliff-line down to the harbour’s edge, [continuing] the theme of a hanging garden as we go down to the waters edge.”

The proposal is on exhibition for public feedback until December 11. A development application will need to be approved under national environment laws before works can begin.

Mr Zimmerman anticipates works will begin next year.

To have your say and to see more images of what they have in mind visit: https://www.harbourtrust.gov.au/…/torpedo-factory…/