Conybeare Morrison's concept plans for the Wentworth Point Rowing Club have been approved by the Sydney West Joint Regional Planning Panel, bringing Western Sydney's Bayside Recreation Precinct a step closer to realisation.
The Wentworth Point Rowing Club is part of the all-year-round recreational facilities planned for Sydney’s newest maritime precinct The Peninsula at Wentworth Point, Homebush Bay.
The Peninsula has been planned by Urban Growth NSW and comprises two distinct but connected waterfront neighbourhoods at the northernmost end of Wentworth Point.
Conybeare Morrison's Wentworth Point Rowing Club is part one of the project, which plans to develop a new residential precinct on the point for 5,000 new residents.
The proposed facility will provide growing local communities with access to a world-class rowing club and training gym, club hospitality venues and viewing deck, along with a publicly accessible jetty launch area for kayaks and small watercraft.
ABOUT THE WENTWORTH POINT ROWING CLUB
The Wentworth Point Rowing Club has been planned as a three-level overwater structure that offers unparalleled vistas of Homebush Bay and the Rhodes Peninsula skyline. The upper levels provide room for rowing club facilities, including an indoor dry training gym, club restaurant, licensed club bar, club function rooms and expansive observation decks.
A 24-hour, publicly accessible kayak launch is located on the southern side of the building, and the jetty will allow for access and egress at any hour to launch small, community watercraft such as canoes and kayaks.
Scheduled to open in 2018, the facility owned by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will be made available to an operator through a 40-year lease.
Image: The Wentworth Point Rowing Club has been planned as a three-level overwater structure