The Cutaway Project

The Cutaway is a unique cultural venue that sits below the eastern end of Barangaroo Reserve. It is situated on Sydney’s waterfront and on the doorstep of the new Sydney Metro at Barangaroo (to open in 2024).

The Cutaway is meticulously constructed and features an enormous sandstone wall that opens to the sky. When the Cutaway was opened in 2015, it was always envisaged further fitout works would be required to complete the space.

We have commenced work to deliver a bespoke fitout of the Cutaway that will resolve current limitations and restrictions on use including a lack of acoustic enclosures, on-site amenities and smaller venue spaces.

These fitout works will turn the Cutaway into one of Sydney’s premier cultural facilities and preferred venue for events, exhibitions, festivals, and installations.

FJMT Studio have been appointed as the project architect. The concept design by FJMT Studio will define a new character and identity for the space, maintaining the long-term scale, flexibility and versatility of the Cutaway. The concept design includes a fitout that spans over three levels and provides pre-function spaces, temporary gallery space and an educational space.

The concept design continues our commitment to recognising and celebrating First Nations people and culture, design excellence and high-quality architectural designs, and embedding sustainability initiatives that are consistent with Barangaroo’s climate positive principles.

A planning application for the project is expected to be placed on public exhibition later this year.

We will continue to update the community as plans for the Cutaway progress.

Artist impression of the Cutaway fitout concept design. Please credit Infrastructure NSW when using.


Building Barangaroo

Barangaroo is place-making in progress, an evolution of exceptional infrastructure, design and architecture, public spaces, and experiences.

Barangaroo Reserve

Barangaroo Reserve recreates a headland that existed before European arrival in Sydney – a place used by First Nations people for thousands of years. This re-imagining required a process of restoration, creation and construction.

Venue Hire

Barangaroo is home to a unique portfolio of extraordinary event spaces against the natural beauty of Sydney Harbour.