Walsh Bay Arts Precinct

Operations Plan

Create NSW 
Planning & Delivery


Create NSW and Infrastructure NSW required operational assistance to support their State Significant Development Application (SSDA) for the redevelopment of the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct.


MI developed the functional brief to inform the architectural design process for the new public domain. In addition, MI also completed an assessment of the commercial, retail and operational strategies to develop an overarching commercial model used within the Business Case. MI then developed the operational requirements documentation for the Precinct, supporting both every day mode and event mode.


The operational and commercial planning enabled the successful completion of the Business Case in December 2016. In April 2017, the NSW Arts Minister announced the project funding of $207 million to enable the project to progress once the development approvals have been received.