“Key workers, from carers to cleaners to cafe workers, are the backbone of our city, and they shouldn’t be leaving home at 4am to go to work in the central business district,” Stokes said.
Stokes said the plans for Rozelle Bay would include a public walkway off the coast, ensure the continuation of the working harbor and preserve views of the White Bay power station.
Contributions from developers of the project will go towards the government’s long-term ambition to restore the Glebe Island Bridge.
Balmain Greens MP Jamie Parker said Rozelle Bay was earmarked for taller buildings, and said: “This will be a real test of how the government combines residential and commercial development with working port activities.
“Thirty percent affordable housing for key people is a start, but the main problem here is that this country is on the government waterfront, and instead of it being a real estate deal, it has to be an area that benefits the people of NSW. coming.”
Parker said this meant the government should prioritize providing public spaces and public housing on the site.
Placemaking NSW chief executive Anita Mitchell, who will lead the master planning process with Transport for NSW, said providing affordable and key workers’ housing was necessary to make the city more accessible.
“I look forward to working with Transport for NSW to work with the community and existing tenants to ensure that we align the benefits of the Bays West commercial district investment with the new development of Phase 1 Rozelle Bay, in an area much loved by local residents,” says Mitchell.
Building heights in the White Bay power plant area will range from four to twenty stories. The original plans, which included amenities for buildings up to 22 floors, raised concerns among residents that the development would affect the power station, worsen traffic and not provide enough affordable housing.
The proportion of affordable housing in the district “has not yet been defined,” according to government documents.
Barangaroo consists of 2.3 percent affordable housing on the south side of the district.
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