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Old October 15th, 2008, 07:14 PM   #1
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SYDNEY | Barangaroo (Waterfront) Development News

Sydney’s world-class waterfront renewal adventure has commenced

Landmark $2.5 billion Barangaroo project short list announced

The three companies shortlisted by the NSW Government to develop and build Sydney’s impressive new harbour side headland park and urban waterfrtont are Lend Lease and Westpac Corporation; Brookfield Multiplex; and Mirvac Projects, Leighton Projects, Nakheel PJSC and Macquarie Property Development and Finance. The three consortia demonstrated the expertise and resources to deliver 220,000 square metres of commercial space at the southern end of the site, a new harbour cove and public open space and a benchmark sustainable precinct that achieves significant reductions in potable water and energy use by 2020.

The NSW Government is now calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from leading landscape, architecture and urban design companies to design the harbour side public domain. The project site area commonly known as “East Darling Harbour” has been officially renamed following a State-wide naming competition that generated over 1,600 entries. The winning name is “Barangaroo”, the name of an indigenous woman from Sydney’s early history who was a colourful and powerful figure in the story of the first colonisation of Australia.

Ms Kristina Keneally, NSW Minister for Planning, commented: “This project will create a vast natural harbour park for Sydney and return this part of the harbour and its foreshore to the community after more than 100 years of industrial use.”

Key features of the parkland and public open space at Barangaroo will include:
• A large headland park at the northern end of Barangaroo
• New southern and northern coves
• A continuous foreshore promenade from King Street to Walsh Bay, completing the 14-kilometre long foreshore walk from Woolloomooloo to the Anzac Bridge
• A concealed car park under the headland park
• A promenade and parklands, including in the southern commercial precinct

EOI submissions close at 2 pm on 13 November 2008. The second stage will involve a request for proposals from short-listed teams. The construction commencement date for the headland park and public domain will be finalised once the EOI process is completed in early 2009.Completion of the project is currently set for 2020.

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Old October 17th, 2008, 09:55 AM   #2
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Great news, Sydney is one of my favorite cities. Good to see they got some new towers and such going up. And waterfront development is interesting to watch.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 02:17 PM   #3
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Superb location for further development!

I ended up walking down to this area after spending a few hours in Sydney Aquarium.. no idea how or why was walking to this area, must have got lost.. lol Should make a brilliant area!
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 07:22 PM   #4
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Nice! It'll connect the dots with Darling Harbour & King St. Wharf!
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Old November 16th, 2008, 07:27 AM   #5
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sydney = overrated
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Old November 16th, 2008, 07:47 AM   #6
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Old November 16th, 2008, 08:27 AM   #7
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This development could open up space for new skyscrapers in Downtown Sydney. We may be running out of space to build skyscrapers in this section.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 08:38 PM   #8
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The new $2.5bil Barangaroo waterfront development reiterates a common vision shared by asia pacific cities par excellence: Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore and perhaps soon Shanghai, are going for waterfront gardens now that they've got waterfront skylines, waterfront promenades, waterfront cultural centers... each bigger than the rest. one waits with bated breath to see what latest accessory will be touted in their inimical quest for differentiation. Or maybe they don't want to be different, not until the title of second financial center after Tokyo is clearly in their hands.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 09:30 PM   #9
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Great development. It would be even better if they put the Western Distributor Highway underground, because right now it really separates Downtown from Barangaroo and Millers Point.
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so, where will the port move to, cause it seems like that area makes out a big part of the portland.
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Old December 4th, 2008, 03:00 PM   #11
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so, where will the port move to, cause it seems like that area makes out a big part of the portland.
The area that's being redeveloped isn't really used as much of a port anymore. The vast majority of maritime activity goes through Botany Bay, which is south of Sydney near the airport.



Barangaroo (the area being developed) is really just an industrial wasteland. It was used when Pope Benedict visited because the area is huge and could accomodate tens of thousands of people - but I doubt it's used for much else these days.


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I think the plans for Barangaroo (the name was chosen by a competition - I think it's a horrible name to be honest) have been modified to make the buildings taller and bigger now. Sydney is also [fingers crossed] about to start building a metro to help relieve pressure on it's suburban rail system, and one of the stations is planned for this area to help integrate it into the city (it's currently 'cut off' by the Western Distributor motorway - see map)

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I agree its a terrible name
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Old December 10th, 2008, 10:20 AM   #14
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Old December 10th, 2008, 01:50 PM   #15
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This project will add massive density to Sydney! If only they would build a +300m tower, but none the less, Sydney remains my favorite(and only) overseas city!
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WOW.... nice design..nice place in top view...its very cool looking it..
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They better start working on this project soon. Empty property on such a nice spot/place in the city is bad.
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