Harbour Trust Plans Renewal Project of Former WWII Submarine Base


The Harbour Trust is searching for feedback on the proposed Platypus renewal project - a plan to create an urban park at the former HMAS Platypus submarine base at 118 High St, North Sydney.

The proposal is a $23.8 million renewal project aimed at implementing a significant part of the vision set out in the Platypus Management Plan 2016.

The Platypus renewal project follows a six year, $46 million decontamination project on the site that was completed in 2016.

The aim of the renewal project is to improve access, create new open spaces, refurbish a selection of buildings and improve the public presentation of the site.

“The material included in the exhibition has been created from the significant community consultation undertaken in the development of the Platypus Management Plan," Harbour Trust CEO Mary Darwell said.

"The exhibition will enable the community to learn more about the Harbour Trust’s plans to implement the vision for the site.

“It’s a great opportunity to both provide feedback on the proposed works, as well as gain an insight into how the works will transform the site,” Darwell said.

Proposed works include:

  • New open space: Creating new public open space facing High Street, and on the foreshore.
  • Access improvements: A new over-water pedestrian link to Kesterton Park Wharf, new lift and stairs between levels, and road safety improvements to Kiara Close.
  • Building improvements: Basic refurbishment of selected buildings to facilitate future reuse.
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