We understand the importance of the Berrys Bay area as part of the Sydney Harbour foreshore, so we are working closely with the community to design and shape the future of Berrys Bay.
Stage 2 of the Western Harbour Tunnel project is proposing to use a Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) to tunnel underneath Sydney Harbour, which brings significant benefits for the local community.
The use of this methodology means the temporary construction site at Berrys Bay will no longer be required for the project.
Importantly, the NSW Government remains committed to improving public open space and plans to deliver a new foreshore park at Berrys Bay, much earlier than planned for the benefit of the local community.
Western Harbour Tunnel will provide a new motorway tunnel connection across Sydney Harbour between Rozelle and the Warringah Freeway near North Sydney.
The NSW Government is committed to improving public open space and will enable the delivery of a new foreshore park at Berrys Bay, which can be delivered much earlier than planned for the benefit of the local community.
Berrys Bay Final Master Plan
Transport for NSW has prepared the final landscape master plan for Berrys Bay. The Berrys Bay master plan has been shaped by the community and provides a vision to transform the former industrial land of Berrys Bay into usable public open space.
The NSW Government is committed to improving public open space and plans to deliver a new foreshore park at Berrys Bay much earlier than planned for the benefit of the local community.
The final master plan to transform the former industrial land of Berrys Bay into beautiful foreshore parklands and public space was released on 8 February 2023. Click here to view the final master plan.
The next step in the development of the Berrys Bay master plan is detailed design, where there will be further opportunities for input by the local community.
Construction is expected to start in late 2023 and open earlier than originally planned now that Berrys Bay is no longer needed for the Western Harbour Tunnel project, taking around one year to complete, subject to design approvals.
The NSW Government has worked closely with North Sydney Council and the Berrys Bay Community & Stakeholder Working Group since early 2021 in the development of the final master plan.
Transport has worked closely with community and stakeholder groups throughout the development of the master plan. Between 30 September and 23 October 2022, Transport sought feedback from the public about the draft master plan and vision developed for Berrys Bay.
Participants placed high value on open space for passive and informal recreation. The community supported the vision to see Berrys Bay made into an accessible public space that provides broader community benefit and recreation opportunities.
The preferred features of the draft master plan from the survey respondents, in order of preference, were:
Picnic areas with seatings, BBQs and shade
Tidal steps to provide connection to water
Continuous and accessible foreshore path
Open space for informal recreation
Transport prepared a Submissions Report to document how we engaged, who we heard from and what we heard
Berrys Bay Community and Stakeholder Working Group (CSW Group)
The NSW Government is committed to revitalising and returning Berrys Bays to the local community. It therefore called upon community members to apply to be part of the Berrys Bay Community and Stakeholder Working Group, alongside representatives from the NSW Government and North Sydney Council (CSW Group).
The purpose of the CSW Group is to help determine the optimal vision and design of Berrys Bay and to consider perspectives and preferences across the community and the NSW Government to provide the best outcome for both the local and wider community.
The CSW Group will provide a forum for collaboration between CSW Group members to enable a fair, sustainable, productive and sensitive outcome. It will advise and assist the Berrys Bay Project Team, as necessary, to understand the current and future needs of the local community.
The Berrys Bay Project Team will use the outcomes of the CSW Group to inform the development of a Concept Plan for Berrys Bay.
Community and Stakeholder Working Group Members
The community members of the group were selected through a formal Expressions of Interest process.
The community representatives are:
Iain Bartholomew, Waverton resident
Joan Street, Milsons Point resident
Kevin Alker, Waverton resident
Larissa Davies, Waverton resident
Mark van Kerkwyk, Waverton resident
John Bohane, Waverton resident
Nathan Moran, Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (MLALC)