Welcome to Barangaroo’s 2015-16 Project Update, which explores the latest exciting developments in this important reinvention of Sydney’s historic centre.

The precinct is a globally significant, 22-hectare, $6+ billion renewal project that redefines the western edge of Sydney CBD’s waterfront. This unique combination of international design excellence, financial and professional services, sustainability and exceptional public spaces is already making Barangaroo an exciting new destination for Sydneysiders and visitors alike.

Welcome to Barangaroo’s 2015-16 Project Update, which explores the latest exciting developments in this important reinvention of Sydney’s historic centre.

The precinct is a globally significant, 22-hectare, $6+ billion renewal project that redefines the western edge of Sydney CBD’s waterfront. This unique combination of international design excellence, financial and professional services, sustainability and exceptional public spaces is already making Barangaroo an exciting new destination for Sydneysiders and visitors alike.

A message from the
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Terry Moran AC, Chairman and Craig van der Laan, Chief Executive Officer, Barangaroo Delivery Authority.

Barangaroo is a unique urban renewal project, not only because of its scale, ambition and focus on excellence, but also because of the value to the people of NSW in unlocking 22 hectares of public space which was lost to them for more than a century.

In restoring to Sydney a superb harbour headland in the north and a new financial and retail hub in the southern section, we have achieved something of huge importance for the NSW economy as well as those who live and work in our great city.

We are building a unique place that is quite literally a transformational project, one that has changed the shape of Sydney’s central business district at the same time as creating unique experiences for people.

Following a period of huge progress for Barangaroo, we are delighted to present this Project Update for 2015‑16.

Great place-making is about creating a place where the spirit moves you. And judging by our visitor numbers and the number of photo shares on popular social media platforms, Barangaroo is already a great place for people, for business and for culture.

Our many tangible achievements have also been acknowledged with the awarding of multiple accolades for Barangaroo as a place of celebrated urban renewal. The southern precinct has come alive as a financial hub, with the opening of the waterfront and Towers Two and Three, Tower One topping out, and some 6,000 workers arriving in Sydney’s new engine-room of financial and professional services. There has also been the opening of the Sussex Street and Napoleon Bridges over Hickson Road.

 

Barangaroo Reserve opened to universal acclaim on 22 August 2015. When we invited Sydneysiders to come to our Welcome Celebration over three months, more than 250,000 people responded.

What our visitors and newly-arrived workers, retailers and residents have seen is the result of the vision, passion and hard work of hundreds of people in returning to Sydney a brilliant waterfront precinct and one of the harbour headlands which are such a defining feature of this great city.

We also launched Cultural Tours of Barangaroo Reserve conducted by our new team of Visitor Services Guides, who have done a wonderful job of educating visitors about our shared history as well as the Reserve’s significance to Aboriginal people.

As you will see from these pages, there is something for everyone in this bustling new Sydney city waterfront, but Barangaroo is still a work in progress and one that is full of challenges. All of us at the Barangaroo Delivery Authority – along with our development partners and colleagues – are working steadily to write the next brilliant chapter in Sydney’s growth as a global city.

Place

People

This year Barangaroo was well on its way to becoming one of Sydney’s leading civic, cultural and commercial places. The creation of a community and a sense of place at Barangaroo is the culmination of years of planning by the Authority and its development partners.

As a community, Barangaroo aims to be a vibrant, welcoming environment that positively interacts with neighbours, businesses and groups.

 

Place

This year Barangaroo was well on its way to becoming one of Sydney’s leading civic, cultural and commercial places. The creation of a community and a sense of place at Barangaroo is the culmination of years of planning by the Authority and its development partners.

People

As a community, Barangaroo aims to be a vibrant, welcoming environment that positively interacts with neighbours, businesses and groups.