Sydneysiders will soon have a new foreshore parkland at Berrys Bay that includes sprawling native foliage, walking tracks and slipways with spectacular Sydney Harbour views.
Minister for Metropolitan Roads Natalie Ward says the final master plan transforms the former industrial land of Berrys Bay into a stunning foreshore open space that everyone can enjoy.
“The master plan unearths one of Sydney Harbour’s hidden gems and reconnects the community with local bushland, water and history,” Mrs Ward said.
“This will complete the missing link to foreshore access along this stretch of the harbour with new connected pathways around the bay under a revitalised larger green canopy.”
Minister for Metropolitan Road Natalie Ward says the key design changes will see the evolution of a working waterfront into foreshore parklands that families, visitors, boaters and kayakers can enjoy.
“The Berrys Bay plans include upgrading the jetty at Woodley’s Shed and new slipways that improve access to the bay for boaters and kayakers,” Mrs Ward said.
“Parents will soon be able to take their children to play at the local beach, explore native bushland, or picnic in the stunning recreation areas, without impacting the family budget.”
Construction on Berrys Bay is expected to start later this year with the foreshore parkland set to open in 2024, given that the site is no longer required for the Western Harbour Tunnel project.
Member for North Shore Felicity Wilson said the next step in the development of the Berrys Bay master plan is a detailed design, where there will be further opportunities for input from the local community.
“Berrys Bay is going to be the next great public parkland on Sydney’s harbour foreshore, and I am excited that we have been able to secure this huge win for our local area,” Ms Wilson said.
“I want to thank the community for their comprehensive insights and feedback, which has helped us to create a plan that will revitalise and return this foreshore to our community, while recognising our local First Nations history and the heritage of the working harbour.”
“I am thrilled that this vision will be realised even sooner than previously promised- for all of our local community to enjoy and experience.”
The Liberal and Nationals Government has worked closely with North Sydney Council and the Berrys Bay Community and Stakeholder Working Group since early 2021 in the development of the final master plan.
Find out more information about the Berrys Bay master plan