Sydney Fish Market to be modernised
The biggest fish market in the Southern Hemisphere and member of the ‘Magnificent Seven’, an alliance which unites seven of the world’s most famous food markets, will be redesigned to improve its retail and wholesale offering.
“This is an incredibly exciting day for us, for NSW fishers and fishmongers and for seafood lovers everywhere,” Sydney Fish Market general manager Bryan Skepper said.
“The new building includes everything our customers are looking for – more public space, more dining options, boardwalks and a community feel. It also delivers what our fishers and fishmongers need in 21st century technology with improved facilities that help keep the seafood fresh and make it easy to trade.”
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the purpose-built retail and wholesale facility will be the centrepiece of a new harbour-side precinct.
“The Sydney Fish Market currently attracts more visitors annually than the Great Barrier Reef and accounts for around 20 per cent of international visitors to the Sydney region,” Berejiklian said.
“The brand new fish market will draw locals and visitors to Blackwattle Bay to experience the excitement of an authentic market and auction floor, and taste some of our finest seafood in state-of-the-art surrounds.”
The premier also noted plans for new public wharves, a waterfront promenade, and new ferry stop and new civic and community spaces.
Sydney Fish Market is expected to operate uninterrupted during construction, which is expected to begin in mid-2019 with a forecast completion date of 2023.
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