Renewed Torpedo Factory Opens at Sub Base Platypus

Dept of Climate Change, Energy, Environment & Water

Visitors and Sydneysiders can now enjoy a new harbourside precinct with the opening of the rejuvenated Torpedo Factory building at Sub Base Platypus in North Sydney.

This marks a major milestone in the rehabilitation of the former site which operated as a gas works, torpedo maintenance factory and a submarine base for the Royal Australian Navy’s Oberon-class submarines.

The revitalised Torpedo Factory was made possible by $18.55 million from the federal government and includes a spectacular new vantage point overlooking Neutral Bay. The original building’s important heritage elements, including its iconic saw-tooth roof are retained.

It also features a three-piece artwork by Dennis Golding, a Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay artist recognising and honouring the site’s connection to its Traditional Owners, the Cammeraygal people.

A new storytelling space features historical artefacts encouraging visitors to engage with the site’s multi-storied past.

Members of the public are invited to a community day on Saturday 16 September between 10am and 3pm to celebrate the opening and enjoy performances, talks, artmaking, guided tours and fun for the kids.

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