Placemaking NSW

Placemaking NSW was formed in June 2020, incorporating Place Management NSW (formerly Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority). Now part of the Cities and Active Transport division in Transport for NSW, Placemaking NSW focuses on the development and management of some of the most important harbourside precincts in Sydney.

These include high profile precincts of The Rocks, Barangaroo and Darling Harbour, Luna Park, Ballast Point Park and waterfront areas in Pyrmont. These special places include more than 100 heritage buildings as well as unique venues such as the Chinese Garden of Friendship and major event facilities at the International Convention Centre.

The Rocks is considered to be the most significant heritage precinct relating to European settlement in Australia. Items of heritage significance in our precincts include existing and potential archaeological sites, landscapes, buildings, engineering structures, monuments and movable heritage.

When a site is identified as being of heritage significance or has archaeological potential, proposals may require application under the NSW Heritage Act 1977, additional to other statutory approvals and permits.

Placemaking NSW is also currently managing the important remediation and conservation works at White Bay Power Station in Rozelle. It was recently appointed to manage the Bays West Stage 1 urban renewal project and aims to have the site activated in time for the opening of the new Metro West line in 2030. It is also responsible for master planning Rozelle Bay in partnership with Transport for NSW.

Our Places

The Rocks

The Rocks

Placemaking NSW owns and manages Sydney’s oldest historic harbourside precinct and the birthplace of modern Sydney - The Rocks.


Darling Harbour

Placemaking NSW owns and manages the 60 hectare Darling Harbour site, which includes 28 hectares of water, known as Cockle Bay.

Aerial view of Barangaroo and Sydney skyline


Barangaroo is place-making in progress, an evolution of exceptional infrastructure, design and architecture, public spaces and experiences.

Luna Park Reserve

Luna Park Reserve

The Luna Park Reserve at Milsons point is one of the most prominent and visually distinctive landmarks on the Sydney Harbour foreshore.

Our Developments

Bays West

Bays West

Bays West comprises Rozelle Bay, Rozelle Rail Yards, White Bay, Glebe Island and White Bay Power Station.

White Bay Power Station

The heritage-listed White Bay Power Station located at Robert Street, Rozelle, and includes surrounding lands to the White Bay foreshore.


The Place Management NSW (PMNSW) Board is appointed in accordance with the Place Management NSW Act 1998. The Board oversees PMNSW’s policies, management and performance, sets strategic direction for the entity and monitors compliance with statutory requirements. The Board monitors organisational performance against strategic objectives. 

PMNSW’s Chief Executive is responsible for the day-to-day management of PMNSW in accordance with specific policies and general direction of the Board and is subject to the control and direction of the Minister.

Board members are appointed by the Minister for a three-year term.

Placemaking NSW Advisory Committee


Ken Kanofski

Chair, Placemaking NSW

Romilly Madew

Advisory Committee and Place Management NSW Board Member

Bridget Smyth

Advisory Committee and Place Management NSW Board Member

Kiersten Fishburn

Advisory Committee and Place Management NSW Board Member

Alex O’Mara

Advisory Committee and Place Management NSW Board Member

Richard Horne

Advisory Committee and Place Management NSW Board Member

Anita MitchellChief Executive, Placemaking NSW