Setting development rules that protect an icon
The White Bay Power Station Urban Design Framework was a significant urban strategy project and a key project for the NSW Government agency formerly known as UrbanGrowthNSW. It was developed as an initial set of strategic parameters to guide the public call for proposals for the renewal of the White Bay Power Station site. This commission had a series of phases including the preparation of the Urban Design Framework, the preparation of reference schemes and acting as technical advisor on the assessment of the spatial components of the proposals received.
The White Bay Power Station was intended to be the first site in the Bays West precinct to go to market given its strategic opportunity and heritage significance. The Framework was developed in unique circumstances with a compressed program schedule from the project commencement to the government announcement. The completed Urban Design Framework has both informed the public tender process, and continues to inform future work on the site to this day. Key collaborators on this project were Design 5 (Heritage Architecture) and McGregor Coxall (Landscape Architecture).