Consortium chosen to deliver Central Barangaroo

19 Jan 2018

The Barangaroo Delivery Authority today announced it has chosen a consortium comprising Grocon, Aqualand and Scentre Group to deliver the final stage of the Barangaroo development - Central Barangaroo.

The Barangaroo Delivery Authority today announced it has chosen a consortium comprising Grocon, Aqualand and Scentre Group to deliver the final stage of the Barangaroo development - Central Barangaroo.

The consortium will design, develop and deliver the 5.2 hectare precinct – completing the transformation of Barangaroo from a disused container terminal into a vibrant new destination on Sydney Harbour for the people of NSW.

Central Barangaroo will be the public heart of Barangaroo, linking the natural beauty of Barangaroo Reserve and the bustling commercial district of Barangaroo South.

More than 50 per cent of Central Barangaroo will be public space and parkland – most of it adjoining Sydney Harbour. Central Barangaroo will feature diverse, mixed-use cultural and civic spaces, restaurants, a retail centre, apartments and office space.

Central Barangaroo will be highly accessible, being fully integrated with the Barangaroo Metro station being constructed as part of the Sydney Metro project - providing direct access to Barangaroo for travellers along the 66 kilometre route between Rouse Hill and Bankstown via Sydney’s CBD.

The Central Barangaroo consortium is led by Grocon, one of Australia’s leading private development and construction firms, with extensive experience in delivering complex, landmark projects. The residential component within the consortium is to be funded and developed by Sydney-based Aqualand and the retail centre is to be funded and delivered by Scentre Group, owner and operator of Westfield in Australia and New Zealand. The commercial office component is to be developed by Grocon who will appoint an investor in the coming months. Grocon will lead design and construction across the development.

Barangaroo Delivery Authority CEO, Craig van der Laan, said:

“The Authority conducted a rigorous tender process that set a very high bar for balanced design proposals that maximised vibrant, welcoming public spaces as well as delivering best practice in sustainability.

“Over the past 12 months the Authority has been working closely with the consortium to make further improvements to the proposal and achieve an outstanding outcome for Barangaroo and the people of NSW.

“The Authority and consortium expect to share the successful scheme for Central Barangaroo with the public in the near future. The scheme will be subject to planning approval, which will be sought later this year.”

On behalf of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority Board, Chairman Terry Moran AC said:

“This is an important milestone as we complete the vision for Barangaroo and return a key part of the Sydney Harbour foreshore to the people of NSW.

“In only a few short years, Barangaroo has established itself as one of Sydney’s leading destinations. Since its opening in 2015, more than three million people have visited Barangaroo Reserve while Barangaroo South has emerged as one of the CBD’s most popular dining precincts with its waterfront views.”

Barangaroo is well-served by public transport links following the opening of a ferry wharf last year and Wynyard Walk provides a convenient pedestrian link to train services. Early construction work for the Barangaroo Sydney Metro station, due to open in 2024, is now underway and will make Barangaroo one of the most accessible parts of Sydney’s CBD.

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