Monday, July 4, 2022

New stretch of Barangaroo foreshore now open to public

A significant part of Sydney’s harbour front has been given back to the community as a new pier, cove and foreshore boardwalk at Sydney’s iconic Barangaroo is now open to the public.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said opening up the foreshore and new Watermans Cove is a fundamental part of Barangaroo’s transformation into a world-class, waterfront precinct.

“It is with great excitement that we can release this stunning piece of the Sydney Harbour foreshore for the people of NSW to enjoy,” Ms Berejiklian said. 

“Watermans Cove is a completely public space, and with steps down towards the water, it’s an incredible place for residents, workers and tourists to relax and take in the sights of our beautiful city.”

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said Barangaroo is the most important urban renewal project to happen in Australia in decades, transforming a once neglected and inaccessible area of the city into a dynamic cultural, residential, business and retail hub.

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“Waterman’s Cove delivers more than a hectare of permanent and priceless waterfront parkland for the citizens of Sydney,” Mr Stokes said.

“It demonstrates our commitment to ensure more than half of the 22 hectare Barangaroo precinct is public open space for everyone to enjoy.

“Our vision is for public space to link our harbour all the way from Rozelle Bay to Woolloomooloo Bay.  Waterman’s Cove liberates one of the final missing links in making this vision a reality”.

Watermans Cove and the foreshore was designed and delivered by Lendlease and Crown Resorts in partnership with the NSW Government and will provide space for events, celebrations and entertainment as well as leisure activities by the water’s edge.

Lendlease CEO Steve McCann said Barangaroo South was undoubtedly one of the most rewarding projects the company had been involved in.

“The scale of our ambition, in particular to long term sustainability, was challenging. From the outset Lendlease and the NSW government shared a vision to create a sustainable world-class place where the community – workers, residents and visitors – thrive.

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“We’ve hit the mark at Barangaroo, delivering Australia’s first carbon-neutral precinct and returning more than half of this previously inaccessible space to the people of Sydney.”

Crown Resorts Chairman Helen Coonan said visiting the new precinct would soon be a must-do for anyone wanting to experience the best that Sydney has to offer.

“The new Watermans Cove and foreshore boardwalk will provide Sydney families and visitors with another amazing experience on our beautiful harbour. We are so proud of the final outcome and that Crown could play a part in making this happen.” Ms Coonan said.

Watermans Cove is also home to over 80 newly planted trees and a state-of-the-art marine system developed between Lendlease and Sydney Institute of Marine Science to provide an environment for marine life to live and grow.

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