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New park and harbour cove for Barangaroo

by April 26, 2017 General
Dominica SandaAustralian Associated Press

The next stage of Sydney’s Barangaroo development has been unveiled, with a one-hectare public park, waterfront walkway and new harbour cove set to be the key features.

The proposal for the two hectares of public space – created by the architects behind Singapore's well-known Gardens by the Bay – will complete the design of Barangaroo South and is due to open in 2021.

It includes a fully-accessible amphitheatre-style boardwalk on the water, newly-created Waterman's Cove, an extension to Wulugul Walk around the Crown Sydney Hotel Resort and the one-hectare Hickson Park which will provide a green link from the CBD into the heart of Barangaroo.

Architect Bob Nation from Grant Associates says the proposal provides a different park experience to Barangaroo Reserve and the waterfront parkland proposed for Central Barangaroo.

“The reserve catches a lot of direct sun, Hickson Park will get the northern sun in winter, but will be more sheltered from the wind and the hot western sun in summer,” Mr Nation said.

The design will create more beautiful public spaces at the southern CBD site, Barangaroo Delivery Authority's chief executive Craig van der Laan says.

“It (the proposal) represents the next step in the extraordinary transformation of Barangaroo from a 22-hectare concrete container terminal into a world class, vibrant waterfront precinct,” he said.

A development application will be lodged with the Department of Planning and Environment and will be available on public exhibition.