Cultural Study Steering Group

17 Apr 2012

A group of eminent Australians has been appointed to guide the delivery of a cultural study for Barangaroo in the context of Sydney and the national cultural landscape.

A group of eminent Australians has been appointed to guide the delivery of a cultural study for Barangaroo in the context of Sydney and the national cultural landscape.

"The Steering Group will help identify cultural opportunities at Barangaroo that will significantly enhance Sydney's standing as an international city," Mr Terry Moran, Chairman of the Barangaroo Delivery Authority said.

New York based, AEA Consulting is undertaking the study to assess Sydney's cultural environment against global benchmarks and identify opportunities for future cultural development of the city at Barangaroo.

The study will consider a range of options for Barangaroo that will not only enhance Sydney's international standing and tourism attraction, but also make an important contribution to the community.

The Steering Group comprises:

  • David Gonski AC - Chairman, Barangaroo Cultural Study Steering Group; Chairman, Sydney Theatre Company
  • Terry Moran AC - Chair, Barangaroo Delivery Authority.
  • Monica Barone - CEO, City of Sydney.
  • Kerry Clare- Board Member, Barangaroo Delivery Authority.
  • John Conde AO - Chairman, Destination NSW; Chairman, Sydney Symphony.
  • Danny Gilbert AM - Chair, National Museum of Australia.
  • Sandy Hollway AO - Consultant
  • John Kaldor AM - Director Kaldor Public Art Projects
  • Di Leeson - Director, Department of Premier and Cabinet.
  • Simon Mordant AM - Chairman, Museum of Contemporary Art; Director, Sydney Theatre Company; Australian Commissioner for the 2013 Venice Biennale.
  • Mark Paterson AO - Director General, Trade and Investment.
  • Aden Ridgeway - Chair, Indigenous Tourism Industry Advisory Panel, Authority's Indigenous Advisor; Former Chair, Bangarra Dance Theatre.
  • Professor Julianne Schultz AM - Chair, National Cultural Policy Reference Group; Chair, Queensland Design Council: Founding Editor of Griffith REVIEW
  • John Tabart - CEO, Barangaroo Delivery Authority.
  • Gabrielle Trainor - Board Member, Barangaroo Delivery Authority; Co Chair, Federal Government review of the Australia Council.
  • Raju Varanasi - Director, NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre.

AEA has been interviewing and seeking the views and opinions of cultural arts leaders from across NSW and Australia, covering areas such as visual and performing arts, cultural infrastructure, Indigenous culture, public art and event spaces.

The study will identify the best potential cultural, arts and tourism uses that, over a ten year timeframe, could help promote the State and the city.

The cultural study and subsequent report will be guided by the Steering Group and will assist the Barangaroo Delivery Authority Board to deliver a series of options for consideration by the Premier.

The study, which was a key recommendation in the Authority's response to the Sussex/Penn Review, began this month and is expected to take about four months to complete.