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Redevelopment, a Lure for Sydney’s Tourists

Release Date: 11/08/2016
The Sydney Business Chamber said the proposed redevelopment of Sydney’s much loved Fish Market is welcome news that will add to Sydney’s appeal as a destination for tourists as well as create a much improved destination for locals that fits with the broader vision for the precincts around Sydney Harbour.
The Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber, Patricia Forsythe said, “The redevelopment of Sydney Fish Market is long overdue and cannot come soon enough given its role as a key destination in the visitor economy with more than three million visitors each year.”
“A recent Deloitte report commissioned by the Sydney Fish Market said that the redevelopment would boost the NSW economy by an additional $52 million a year, and would support an additional 136 jobs.
“Sydney Fish Market as the third largest live seafood market in the world, and the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, is a real tourist attractor with over 40% of Asian tourists making a stop at the Market as part of their visit.
“The Market is an important part of the broader Western Harbour precinct which stretches from Barangaroo to the Fish Market and has been the focus of quality redevelopment.
“Refreshing visitor attractions and master-planning it’s site is an important strategy for Sydney and its capacity to attract the growing Asian tourist market.
“Sydney’s reputation as a “food” city will be enhanced by the upgrade which will ensure the Market setting is of the same quality as its food.”
“Locally, the Seafood school at the Sydney Fish Market is also a major attractor with 12,000 participants a year and high profile guest chefs drawing local and international interest,” said Mrs Forsythe.
Media contact: Patricia Forsythe 0418 165 466 or Kate Bryant 0424 186 367

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