As the Central Barangaroo Developer, Aqualand have developed a concept plan which requires changes to the approved Barangaroo Concept Plan. Known as Modification 9, this planning application seeks approval to amend the approved development blocks, uses and building heights in Central Barangaroo. Subsequent planning processes will be required for the detailed design and operation of buildings and public spaces.
In summary, the amendments being sought are:
- Increasing the Gross Floor Area (GFA) for Central Barangaroo
- Modifying the approved building envelopes
- Modifying the street network and block boundaries
- Allocating GFA to the Cutaway within Barangaroo Reserve.
Modification 9 was on public exhibition until Monday 8 August 2022. The proposed amendment and other supporting documents can be viewed on the Department of Planning and Environment’s Major Projects Register.
The key proposed changes are summarised below.
The delivery of Barangaroo Metro Station will significantly improve transport access and unlock the potential for thousands of people to visit Barangaroo for a range of work, shopping and leisure activities. The mix of commercial, residential, retail and community GFA in the development zone seeks to create a city destination with a diversity of uses and vibrant ongoing programming for locals and visitors alike.
Modification 9 seeks to increase the approved maximum GFA of Central Barangaroo from 47,688sqm to 144,355sqm of which 28,166 will be below ground. The modification also seeks approval to allocate up to 18,000sqm of Community Use GFA for use in the Cutaway to enable the development of a future cultural and community space.
Central Barangaroo will connect the commercial precinct of Barangaroo South with the naturalistic headland of Barangaroo Reserve and the existing neighbourhoods of Millers Point and Walsh Bay. The proposed built form and building heights within Central Barangaroo seeks to create a human scale environment, taking its place as the civic heart of Barangaroo.