Barangaroo is OPEN ! Barangaroo is one of the newest and most ambitious urban renewal projects on Sydney Harbour today, an exciting venture for the city of Sydney! The area is named after Cameragal woman Barangaroo, the second wife of Bennelong and an influential voice in the early days of colonial Sydney.
Sydney Harbour’s newest redevelopment project on the site comprises three precincts: Barangaroo South, Barangaroo Central and Barangaroo Point. Barangaroo South is the southern third of the site and is essentially an extension of the Sydney CBD. Barangaroo Central will comprise commercial and civic buildings as well as low rise residential. Barangaroo Point will be a 6 hectare park at the northern end of the site and an exciting addition to Sydney’s recreational community spaces.
Barangaroo Point features walls of sandstone extracted from the site, native Sydney plants and trees, bush walks, tidal rock pools, grassed areas and walking and cycle paths. The aim of this part of the development is to provide a space for recreation, community and celebration. Another good reason to spend time on Sydney Harbour!
Linking Barangaroo with the city and Sydney’s waterways will be a new pedestrian walkway connecting to Wynyard Station, a proposed rapid transit station as part of the Sydney Harbour Rail Tunnel project and the development of a new ferry hub and wharves to cater for residents, workers and visitors alike to Sydney’s newest commercial district. Barangaroo will certainly become the new hub for spectacular water events and yacht charter on the harbour. We’ll keep you posted….