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Pirrama Park, Pyrmont


Aspect Studio, Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects, CAB Consulting


Pirrama Park (formally known as The New Park at the Former Water Police Site)




Millennium Moderne 


Budget: $26 million


Pirrama Park is Sydney's newest foreshore oasis - 1.8 hectares of grasslands, tree-lined pathways, playgrounds and picnic/BBQ areas all with glorious views over Blackwattle Bay.

The former Water Police base snaffled up by the City from under the noses of developers in 2005 takes its name from the Gadigal word for 'rocking stone' and boasts a playground, a promenade marking the original shoreline and a 'Stevedore Walk' tribute to the wharves and workers once housed on the vegetation peninsula.

Best of all, Pirrama's kiosk is as green as its surrounds. It features sustainable solar panels, bio-filtration basins, a roof that tunnels stormwater into collection tanks, recycled timber decking and energy-efficiency lighting.

Pirrama Park

Pirrama Park (formally known as The New Park at the Former Water Police Site) on Sydney’s waterfront is a memorable public parkland for local users and the wider community.

The design for the new park complements and contrasts the character, use and space of the surrounding Pyrmont peninsula parks.

The design provides multiple new paths and a waterfront promenade around the Pyrmont foreshore, an important link in the 14km network of open space extending from Glebe to Rushcutters Bay. It re-instates the direct historic relationship between Harris Street and the harbour and creates a new public square at the water’s edge.

Significant marine engineering is proposed to create a sheltered bay and reveal the former shoreline, to create passive recreation opportunities at the water’s edge and strengthen the site’s historic relationship to Sydney Harbour.

A range of other park rooms are created which celebrate this unique location.

City of Sydney Council
Master planning, concept design, design development, documentation
Former Water Police Site, Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont, Sydney, NSW Australia


2010 AILA NSW Awards - 'The Medal'

2010 AIA National Awards - Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design

2010 Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards – Public Playspaces – District Parks in collaboration with Fiona Robbé Landscape Architects

2010 AILA National Awards - Planning