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It’s Oh-fish-ial! Work Underway on New Fish Markets

Construction work on the new Sydney Fish Market is underway, with foundation piling work starting on the revitalized cultural icon on Sydney’s waterfront.


Premier Dominic Perrottet said the work was a major milestone for the $750 million Sydney Fish Market, improving the iconic destination and unlocking previously inaccessible harbour-front land for the community to enjoy.


“The Sydney Fish Market is a part of who we are as a city, part of our holidays and barbecues and it draws thousands of tourists. We’re finally giving it the building it deserves,” Mr Perrottet said.


“Not only will this create more than 700 jobs during construction, but also direct hundreds of millions of dollars of work to be awarded to local suppliers.


“We’re laying the foundations for the new fish markets as part of our vision for Sydney, breathing new life into our much-loved markets, boosting tourism and jobs in beautiful Blackwattle Bay.


“The NSW Government is building the Sydney of the future, returning the foreshore to the public, creating 6,000 square metres of new public domain, and improving pedestrian and cycling links.”


Minister for Jobs and Tourism Stuart Ayres said the new Sydney Fish Market will be within walking distance of Sydney CBD and includes easy access to current and future transport connections to improve the overall experience for local, interstate and overseas visitors.


“Once complete, the new Sydney Fish Market will play a vital role in attracting local and international visitors to bolster tourism in Sydney and stimulate the economy,” Mr Ayres said.


Greg Dyer, CEO Sydney Fish Market said the new Sydney Fish Market will strengthen its position as one of Australia’s most famous cultural icons.


“The refreshed and modernised Sydney Fish Market will retain an authentic seafood market experience to ensure it remains one of Australia’s leading tourist destinations. The iconic building will also strengthen pride in the Australian seafood industry, as we educate visitors and inspire them to further support the country’s fishing communities.” Mr. Dyer said.


Daniel Murphy, Multiplex Regional Manager said Multiplex is excited to be partnering with the NSW Government on this pivotal project.


“The new Sydney Fish Market is a highly complex project being built under and over Blackwattle Bay. With an award-winning design by 3XN, and together with our local supply partners and consultants, we are confident it will deliver an amazing outcome for the community and the Australian seafood industry,” Mr. Murphy said.


The New Sydney Fish Market is on track to be completed in 2024. For more information, visit


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