Final Design Unveiled For New Sydney Fish Market

Final Design Unveiled For New Sydney Fish Market

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian

New Sydney Fish Market To Transform Blackwattle Bay

Victor P Taffa

Final design has been unveiled for an iconic new Sydney Fish Market which will revitalise Blackwattle Bay and expand the public’s access to Sydney Harbour and its foreshore.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the purpose-built retail and wholesale facility will be positioned over the water as the centrepiece of a new harbour-side precinct, taking advantage of panoramic views to the Anzac Bridge.

“Sydney Fish Market currently attracts more visitors annually than the Great Barrier Reef and accounts for around 20 % of international visitors to the Sydney region.” Premier Berejiklian said.

“It is already the largest fish market in the southern hemisphere, trading approximately 14,500 tonnes of seafood per year.”

“This 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.”

Building will feature a unique timber and aluminium roof inspired by fish scales floating over the building like a canopy and be home to an expanded seafood cooking school, food kiosks, restaurants, bars and outdoor spaces for social events.

Plans also include new public wharves, a waterfront promenade, a new ferry stop and new civic and community spaces.

Sydney Fish Market East Entrance View Artists Impression

Sydney Fish Market Internal Auction View Artists Impression











“This will become a vibrant economic and community hub that supports New South Wales’s fresh seafood industry, our professional fishers and coastal fishing towns from Eden to Tweed Heads.” Premier Berejiklian said.

“Relocating the fish market to the new site will return Blackwattle Bay’s foreshore to the public, improve pedestrian and cycling links and connect more of Pyrmont to the water as part of the long-awaited revitalisation of the area.”

Design was commissioned last year and is being led by Danish architects 3XN, in partnership with Sydney firms BVN and Aspect Studios.

Sydney Fish Market will continue to operate uninterrupted during construction of the new facility, which is expected to begin mid-2019, subject to all necessary approvals.

Sydney Fish Market Promenade View To CBD Artists Impression

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian









New fish market is expected to open in 2023.


Sydney Fish Market Aerial View Artists Impression