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Old September 22nd, 2012, 03:32 AM   #1
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SYDNEY | Barangaroo Urban Renewal

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Old September 22nd, 2012, 03:33 AM   #2
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MORE than 75,000 native plants are being grown to complete the transformation of one of Sydney's oldest industrial sites into Barangaroo's sprawling 5ha foreshore park.

Landscape designers led by architect Peter Walker - the man behind New York's Ground Zero memorial - scoured historic sketches and maps of the shore to re-create how the headland looked prior to European settlement.

"Barangaroo's Headland Park will be a newly-made bush headland following very strictly on the vocabulary of the natural bush when the Aboriginal Gadigal people were living there," he said.

"As a team we scoured through old maps of the pre-1836 shoreline using this as inspiration to create models of the topography as it might have appeared at that time.

"We also considered the sandstone cliff at the northern end of Barangaroo under Merriman St to re-create the headland shape."


The whole western foreshore of Millers Point from Walsh Bay right around to Darling Harbour was essentially flattened and excavated during the 1800s and early 1900s to make way for Australia's export trade.

Mr Walker said the final design was an interpretation of the original headland along with research into the surrounding Harbour archipelagos of Balls Head, Goat Island and Ballast Point.

Critical to the area's transformation will be more than 75,000 plants from 84 different species selected as native to Port Jackson and typical of pre-European settlement.

Mr Walker's team of landscape and soil experts, along with celebrity gardener and consultant Don Burke, will today inspect the plants - ranging from small tubestock to towering trees - currently being nurtured, pampered and preened at Mangrove Mountain on the Central Coast.

"Sydney is unique in the world in that as a city, it still features lots of native plants surviving almost exactly as they were when Captain Cook arrived in 1770," Burke said.

"In the Sydney Harbour area alone there are far more species of native plants than in the entire British Isles."

In addition to the pre-1800s flora, the park will feature bush walks, grassed areas, lookouts, walking and cycling paths and tidal rock pools created from sandstone excavated from Barangaroo.

Among the plants are about 500 trees from 13 species, - some expected to stand 9m tall by the park's completion in 2015 - about 1800 shrubs and more than 73,000 native grasses, ground covers and climbers.

A further 12 exotic deciduous trees and eight different species of palms, ferns and cycads make up the remainder of the foliage chosen.

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Old September 22nd, 2012, 04:10 AM   #3
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Old September 24th, 2012, 02:11 AM   #5
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Excavation for this project has begun
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Photos I took from Sydney Tower today. Imagine this view by October 2015!



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Old November 20th, 2012, 11:14 AM   #7
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Great shot of the construction site.


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So when can we expect the first towers to rise?
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Old November 21st, 2012, 04:31 AM   #9
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C4 (middle tower) is supposed to rise above ground level from mid 2013, with C5 (southern most tower) due to join it in late 2013.

C3 (northern most tower) is not yet officially leased, though PwC is unofficially confirmed to be taking space and several legal firms have expressed interest. Should have a better idea on its progress once Lend Lease confirms tenants.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 07:20 AM   #10
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The designs of the first two residential buildings at Barangaroo have been unveiled. R8 (designed by FJMT) and R9 (PTW) will comprise 159 residential apartments and 20 food and beverage tenancies (including a 'standout signature restaurant' at the bottom of the northernmost building, fronting the public square. All apartments will have harbour views.

1 bedroom apartments are expected to go for around $1 million, 3 bedroom apartments around $3.5 million and the penthouse could sell for up to $10 million.

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Old November 12th, 2013, 02:47 AM   #11
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I'm going to bump up this thread because it has not been updated for well over a year. I'll look after the updates and give me some time to process the information and make it as good to the point as possible.

Crown Sydney (hotel/casino/residential) was approved by the NSW Government last night.

Crown Sydney has been APPROVED!!!

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James Packer's Crown Casino resort given final tick of approval

Updated 8 hours 5 minutes ago


VIDEO: Packer hits the casino jackpot (Lateline)

RELATED STORY: Sri Lanka's opposition calls for Packer to be arrested over 'illegal' casino
RELATED STORY: Crown Barangaroo will not become full-blown casino: O'Farrell
RELATED STORY: Packer gets green light to operate second Sydney casino


MAP: Sydney 2000

The New South Wales Government has given the final approval to James Packer's Crown Casino resort at Barangaroo on Sydney Harbour.


The $1.5 billion development has been approved under strict conditions imposed by the government and the opposition, including VIP gaming only and no poker machines.

The NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell says it will be a restricted gaming facility for high-rollers.

Legislation will be introduced into parliament this week, but the proposal still needs approval by planning and gaming authorities.

Mr O'Farrell says he has given it the green light because of the economic benefits for the state.

"We support this proposal because of its economic benefits to New South Wales," he said.

"Not just the 1,300 jobs during construction but also the 1,200 ongoing jobs and the additional revenue to government.

"What Crown is guaranteeing is a minimum of a billion dollars over the first 15 years in operation. But their business case model suggests that figure will be far higher."

The casino plans have been changed a number of times to suit the government's request.

It is expected the legislation will pass with support from the government and the opposition, which would see Sydney have a second casino after 2019.

An artist's impression of Crown Sydney casino and hotel
PHOTO: An artist's impression of Crown Sydney casino and hotel (far left), designed by the architecture firm Wilkinson Eyre. (Supplied)

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon says he is concerned the casino may lobby against regulations if conditions change.

"I suspect what will happen here is that the standards will continually be reduced so this will no longer be a high roller casino in years to come," he said.

"If James Packer isn't making the projected returns on this casino then obviously he will be lobbying again through his very powerful stable of lobbyists on both sides of politics, [including] ex-politicians, to get the standards changed."

Earlier this year a panel considering rival bids by Crown and Echo Entertainment found there was a need to "inject competition" into Sydney's casino sector.

Echo Entertainment had promised to upgrade its The Star casino at Darling Harbour and pay $250 million to extend its exclusivity rights.

Echo currently holds Sydney's sole casino licence, which is due to expire in 2019.

Both plans were assessed by a panel led by former Future Fund chief David Murray, which found that the value of Crown Sydney to the NSW economy would be 26 per cent higher than the Echo plan.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka's main opposition party which has protested against another of Mr Packer's ventures, a $US400 million casino in Colombo, has called for Mr Packer's arrest.

The party acknowledges the police are unlikely to move on Mr Packer, who has angered Buddhist religious leaders with his plans for a casino in the capital.

Topics: tourism, gambling, state-parliament, sydney-2000

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Old November 17th, 2013, 04:45 AM   #12
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Some photos I took recently of the Barangaroo model.

Apologies for the glare.

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The concept plan for Barangaroo Central was released recently.

Beep1Beep2 produced a good summary of what is proposed.

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Master Plan Overview

Key aspects of the new Central Barangaroo master plan include:
• The “Sydney Steps” creating a new city gateway to Barangaroo and the waterfront
• A continuous 30m wide public foreshore walk
• New civic plaza and parks on the waterfront
• A network of laneways ensuring pedestrian and vehicular accessibility
• Preservation of a site for a future cultural venue
• Preservation of views from Observatory Hill to the horizon and the harbour
• Greater diversity of active uses to create a 24/7 environment all generally within the current approved
building heights and footprints creating a more engaging, active and vibrant waterfront precinct – this can
lead to up to a total of 121,500 of gross floor area within Central Barangaroo.




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Barangaroo and how it measures up against Sydney's skyline at this point in time.

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