A move to Pyrmont is on the cards for the Sydney Heritage Fleet.

For several years the Fleet has been under notice from NSW Maritime to move from its current site in Rozelle Bay. This site is quite valuable and clearly the Government would prefer to lease it to a commercial tenant.

The site suggested by Maritime is under the south-eastern approach to the Anzac Bridge. This area has long been proposed as a site for a park, and the dragon boat fraternity has been promised a home there. The site was increased not long ago when the Government acquired 1 Bank Street from a private owner.

There are a number of issues to be sorted out before any clear proposal emerges, including the impact of the Heritage Fleet’s water-based presence on rowers, the location of the Heritage Fleet and dragon boat facilities, and the impact of noise from ship repair work on nearby residents.

– Bruce Davis, April 2010