the new sydney fish market redevelopment hits new milestone
The New Sydney Fish Market is set to open in late 2024. Image: Supplied.
  • The project was originally announced in 2016
  • The NSW Government invested $750M into the project
  • Tenancies at the Market are now available for lease

The redevelopment of Sydney’s famous Fish Market at Blackwattle Bay was first announced in 2016 and is set to open in late 2024.

The New South Wales Government has invested $750 million into the new Sydney Fish Market project, which recently hit a new milestone, with tenancies now available for lease.

New retail space will occupy 12,000 square metres of the new, 30,000 square metre fish market; the increased footprint is expected to help double the current annual visitation to circa 6 million people.

The new Sydney Fish Market hits new milestone in 2023
The larger New Sydney Fish Market is expected to double visitor numbers. Image: Supplied.

“Sydney Fish Market is already so much more than a fish market – we are a one-stop-shop for Sydney food-lovers, with a fantastic butcher, bakery, green-grocer, artisanal deli, and bottle-shop on site, as well as our world-class wet seafood retailers,” said CEO of Sydney Fish Market, Greg Dyer.

“Our new state-of-the-art facilities present an opportunity to expand the Market’s offerings even further, and deliver a truly one-of-a-kind visitor experience.”

Retail Strategy Group has been appointed to develop the retail strategy, curate and lease the new Sydney Fish Market precinct. There will be 19 new opportunities for lease ranging from smaller tenancies, ideal for merchants and grab and go options, to larger tenancies suitable for restaurants or a brewery. Tenancies are open to all food & beverage businesses.

the sydney fish market redevelopment hits new milestone
19 tenancies are up for offer at the New Sydney Fish Market redevelopment. Image: Supplied.

“This is an exciting, once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of Sydney’s next iconic destination as one of the foundational retail partners,” said founder and director of Retail Strategy Group, Angela Bonnefin.

“Against the backdrop of Blackwattle Bay, Sydney Fish Market’s restaurants, bars and hospitality offerings will trade seven days a week. From an early morning coffee and pastry, through to an ice-cream after fish and chips, the Market will be a place for everyone.”

“Our approach to the leasing and curation of the new market is simple. We want the finest operators in each category to join us on a journey to create a world class fresh food marketplace. Everyone is eligible to apply through the Expression of Interest phase and we can’t wait to work with the best-in-class retailers to bring this iconic project to life,” added Bonnefin.

Designed by renowned architects

The new Sydney Fish Market is designed by 3XN, and features a distinctive wave-shaped and scale-patterned roof, paying homage to the fishing industry while standing as a symbol of modernity and innovation.

“The unique design of Sydney Fish Market means that no matter where you are within the Market, there is always a connection back to place. It is not a generic construct that can be built anywhere; instead, it is designed to accentuate its location and allow the promenade to move through the building, providing captivating vistas of both the waterfront and the park,” said Architect and Partner at 3XN, Fred Holt.

“The revitalised Market acts as a social catalyst for community activity and will establish itself as an exciting new destination for Sydney. Additionally, it rekindles a sense of nostalgia among Sydneysiders, as it brings them back to the beloved and iconic Fish Market,” added Holt.



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