Information for neighbours

The Barangaroo Delivery Authority is committed to keeping in contact with neighbours and other communities during the planning, construction and operation of Barangaroo. This section of the website provides information about construction and remediation activities, major events, and planning proposals.

Barangaroo, Millers Point, and Walsh Bay are home to a number of diverse and vibrant communities. It’s important that Barangaroo, as a new neighbour, is mindful of its impacts and remains in direct contact with local communities.

Barangaroo Reserve almost meets the front doors of residents on Merriman Street. The construction and remediation work along Hickson Road and within Barangaroo can be viewed by residents along Kent Street, High Street, and from across the Harbour in Pyrmont and Balmain. We know that Barangaroo, Millers Point and the surrounding neighbourhoods also hold special significance to a wide range of people, including Aboriginal communities, European history enthusiasts, and gardeners. There are also many thousands of people who work in the area, every day.

Barangaroo’s community engagement team is available to meet in person to respond to inquiries, provide information, and discuss planning proposals.

For further information please contact 1300 966 480, email info@barangaroo.com, or visit us Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm at Level 21, AON/Maritime Trade Towers, 201 Kent Street, Sydney.

For information about upcoming events at Barangaroo, please visit http://barangaroo.sydney/whats-on/

Community Notice Board

Current notices

Sydney Metro – Geotechnical investigations

13 March, 2017

Geotechnical investigations will take place in Sydney Harbour from Monday 20 March, 2017 for a period of up to three weeks, weather and harbour conditions permitting. For more information please see Sydney Metro Works Notification, 13 March 2017 (pdf)

Sydney Metro – Service location

6 March, 2017

Service location works will be undertaken in Hickson Road from Monday 13 March, 2017 for a period of up to eight nights, weather and site conditions permitting. For more information please see Sydney Metro Out-of-hours Works Notification, 6 March 2017 (pdf)

Remediation Works – Hickson Road

3 March, 2017

During March and April 2017, investigative drilling to collect soil samples will be carried out. For more information please see Remediation Works update, 3 March 2017 (pdf)

Sydney Metro – Geotechnical investigations

27 February, 2017

Geotechnical investigations will take place near Nawi Cove from Monday 6 March, 2017 for a period of up to one week, weather and site conditions permitting. For more information please see Sydney Metro Works Notification, 27 February 2017 (pdf)

Wynyard Walk

15 February, 2017

Work to relocate stormwater and reinstate the Kent Street footpath adjacent to the Western Portal construction site continues.

Due to the impact on traffic and pedestrians, this work will take place at night and during weekends. Northbound lane closures will be in place on Kent Street between Erskine and Napoleon streets between 10pm Friday to 5am Monday until 6 March 2017. For more information please see Kent Street lane closure notification February 2017 (pdf)

Barangaroo Ferry Hub

8 February, 2017

Work continues on the ferry hub. Visit Transport for NSW for construction information.

For more information please see Barangaroo Ferry Hub Construction Update February 2017 (pdf)

Harbour Control Tower Deconstruction

8 February, 2017

Work resumes this month on the final stages of the deconstruction of the Harbour Control Tower. The temporary closure of Upper Clyne Reserve is required while the remainder of the tower core is removed. More information (pdf)


Previous notices

Sydney Metro – Barangaroo Station

13 December, 2016

Sydney Metro will carry out service (or utilities) location work along Hickson Road and High Street between 14 December and 23 December. This involves the use of hand held electronic devices and other methods to confirm the location of services such as electrical cables, water pipes, and telecommunications cables. The road way and footpaths where services have been located are then marked with coloured spray-paint to accurately record the services and help future workers identify them.

While the work is carried out, there may be some temporary changes to pedestrian and traffic along High Street and Hickson Road, which will be managed by traffic control and directional signage.

Please contact Sydney Metro directly on telephone 1800 171 386 or visit http://www.sydneymetro.info/station/barangaroo-station for more information.

Harbour Control Tower Deconstruction

12 December, 2016

Work will cease during the holiday period on the deconstruction of the Harbour Control Tower, starting again in early February 2016. More information

Wynyard Walk

CPB Contractors will continue construction work on the Wynyard Walk project during August 2016 to prepare for the opening of the Wynyard Walk tunnel in September 2016.

During August 2016, construction work will take place during the day and on some nights.

Work hours at Clarence Street precinct Clarence Street work site, York Lane and below ground under Railway House

  • 6am to 7pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Night works as required: 7pm to 6am Monday to Friday, 6pm to 8am Saturday and Sunday

Work hours at Western Portal precinct Kent/Napoleon streets work site

  • 7am to 6pm Monday to Saturday
  • Sunday works as required: 7am to 6pm
  • Night works as required: 6pm to 7am Monday to Sunday

Work contained within the tunnel will continue 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Full details of construction activities during this period are listed overleaf.

Also during August, the pedestrian access into Barangaroo South via the Napoleon Bridge will be closed for four weeks to prepare for the opening of the Wynyard Walk tunnel in September 2016. Access to the area will remain in place via the Sussex Street Bridge. Please note that the Sussex Street Bridge route includes stairs.

View the full August project update on Wynyard Walk.

Barangaroo Ferry Hub

The Barangaroo Ferry Hub will serve Sydney’s newest commercial district and provide increased capacity for ferry services to meet future demand.

The new ferry hub will provide berthing space for additional ferry services from the Parramatta River, as well as direct access to and from the Eastern Suburbs and lower North Shore. Ferry customers travelling to Barangaroo will continue to use the existing King Street Wharf until the new ferry hub is complete.

Transport for NSW is currently installing piles of varying sizes close to the foreshore for the Ferry Hub.

Concrete pours from the foreshore at Barangaroo South will also take place in August. A second barge will arrive to assist with construction.

Construction work at Barangaroo South Work taking place during August includes:

  • piling preparation activities such as anchoring the barge and positioning the pile;
  • installing precast concrete structure elements;
  • pile spinning and hammering;
  • drilling out the inside of the installed piles;
  • concrete pours for pile anchors using a concrete truck; and
  • equipment deliveries to and from site via barge, including removal of excavated material.

Standard work hours for the Ferry Hub project are:

  • 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday
  • 7am to 5pm Saturdays

No work will take place outside of these hours without prior notice and consultation with nearby stakeholders.

View the full August project update on the Ferry Hub.

New pedestrian access and T3 retail opens for business - 1 June 2016

NSW Premier Mike Baird has announced a grand transit hall and public concourse together with a new entrance from George Street to complete the transformation of Wynyard Station.

The changes, which will follow the current upgrade of Wynyard’s station concourse and platforms, are the centrepiece of “Wynyard Place,” a new commercial and retail precinct.

This week also saw the opening of a new pedestrian access route between the corner of Kent Street and Margaret Street and the Sussex Street Bridge. The new route marks the first in a series of changes due to happen as part of the Wynyard Walk project.

In September 2015, the first section of Wynyard Walk was completed with the opening of Sussex Street Bridge. The Wynyard Walk tunnel will provide direct access between Wynyard Station and Barangaroo is due to open later in 2016.

More retail offerings have also opened on the Streets of Barangaroo with some of Australia’s leading café brands joining what is fast becoming the most diverse and innovative food precincts in Sydney.

Campos has opened its fourth store at The Streets of Barangaroo, the first of the company’s stores to open in the CBD. The Precinct by Toby’s Estate has also opened its doors – the flagship store will offer full table service and from Monday June 6 will offer a full food menu.

Changes to Clyne Reserve - 3 May 2016

As part of the new method for Harbour Control Tower deconstruction, SafeWork NSW has requested the temporary closure of a section of Upper Clyne Reserve, including the playground. This closure is expected to remain in place until early October. The BBQs remain open.

This new method ensures that most of Merriman Street, Clyne Reserve and Barangaroo Reserve remains open during deconstruction works.

Signage is being installed providing information on the project and directions to the nearby Trinity Avenue Playground and Pottinger Park (The Paddock).

Changes to accessibility near Wynyard Walk- 14 April 2016

The western Wynyard Walk site hoarding line has been extended to allow finishing works to be undertaken. As a result, the ramp immediately adjacent to the site has been demolished. An accessible route to Barangaroo has been maintained via the Sussex Street Bridge, which includes lift access. Access to Napoleon Bridge will be maintained and the stairs adjacent to the Sussex Hotel remain open.

Signage and traffic management is in place to ensure pedestrians are safely directed during these changes.

Hickson Road Pedestrian Crossing - 12 April 2016

As part of the ongoing remediation works on Hickson Road, the Barangaroo Delivery Authority is installing a new pedestrian crossing north of 30 The Bond on Hickson Road. The ‘zebra’ crossing will include pedestrian islands, and will replace the current temporary assisted crossing arrangements.
Construction is expected to be complete within the coming weeks. The crossing will be in place for a number of years and new signage will direct pedestrians.

An approximate location of the crossing is below:

Approximate location of Hickson Rd pedestrian crossing - April 2016

Changes to Hickson Road pedestrian access  - 4 April 2016

As part of remediation works at Barangaroo South and along Hickson Road, the western footpath of Hickson Road (between Watermans Quay and Napoleon Street) is closed.

To assist pedestrians using Hickson Road, a ‘zebra’ crossing will be installed.

Previous Construction updates

Download December 2013 edition here

Download June 2013 edition here

Download December 2012 edition here

Download September 2012 edition here

Download April 2012 edition here

Download December 2011 edition here

Download September 2011 edition here

Download June 2011 edition here

Work to relocate stormwater and reinstate the Kent Street footpath adjacent to the Western Portal construction site continues.

Due to the impact on traffic and pedestrians, this work will take place at night and during weekends. Northbound lane closures will be in place on Kent Street between Erskine and Napoleon streets between 10pm Friday to 5am Monday until 6 March 2017. For more information please see Kent Street lane closure notification February 2017