The City has provided the Planning Assessment Commission with our submission about the Barangaroo concept plan.Read the submission
Upper Clyne Reserve, including the playground, will be closed for at least 5 months until October 2016 due to the demolition of the Harbour Control Tower.
The City of Sydney and the Barangaroo Delivery Authority have both agreed to the temporary closure.
The authority is demolishing the tower and will be in regular contact with SafeWork NSW to reopen upper Clyne Reserve as soon as possible.
Trinity Avenue Playground and Pottinger Park (The Paddock) are alternative spaces open nearby.
The large-scale urban development of Barangaroo is supervised by the state government. Formerly known as Darling Harbour east, the site is located along the harbour between King Street Wharf and Walsh Bay.
Open public space and new water areas will cover 50% of the 22 hectare site. Residential, retail and commercial buildings will eventually cater for up to 23,000 workers and 3,500 residents.
Plans for the area include a high-rise hotel, the location of which is being reviewed by Lend Lease – the developer for Barangaroo South precinct.
The City supports the redevelopment of this important site within central Sydney however we have lobbied the state government about our concerns around some aspects of this project. Some of the City’s proposed changes include:
- moving the proposed hotel further back on land and within the original site boundaries
- affordable housing for at least 10% of residences
- no further gross floor area increases of proposed buildings
- building designs that increase winter sunlight and reduce wind tunnel effects
- better public parks, wider streets and improved public access
- building height adjustments to reduce overshadowing to the south of the site.
A hub for the financial services sector this major new extension of the city centre will also include apartments, a major hotel, shops, cafes, restaurants and cultural venues. A pedestrian link will connect Barangaroo South with public transport at Wynyard and the city centre.
Commercial spaces are expected to sit alongside public facilities like parks and public spaces in the last part of the Barangaroo development. Community spaces could include areas for festivals, entertainment and arts and culture.
The foreshore park at the northern end of Barangaroo where the site meets Millers Point covers 6 hectares of sprawling space open to the public. Barangaroo Reserve will become a new destination for locals and visitors to enjoy a slice of Sydney Harbour after it opened to the public on 22 August 2015.
Last updated: Friday, 6 May 2016