Progress

Barangaroo weaves the past, present and future with innovation, architecture and public open spaces.

A remarkable addition to Sydney, Barangaroo combines innovative and inspiring architecture, public spaces and iconic cultural attractions. This dynamic and connected precinct brings life to Sydney Harbour’s western waterfront 

The process of rejuvenation

The vision for Barangaroo is ambitious, not least for the unique opportunity to regenerate so large a waterside precinct. 

The journey from vision to reality is wedded to sustainability, design excellence and the creation of a place for people, including the target – now expected to be surpassed – of protecting 50% of the site as public open space. 

As the site shifted from a bustling industrial area to a disused shell, the NSW Government announced its intent for a 22ha waterfront precinct in 2003. The 2006 concept design informed innovations and statutory arrangements that ensure the highest standards of design excellence and sustainability. 

Barangaroo’s development represents a new era of community-friendly ‘placemaking’, a process that puts the community at the heart of planning and development decisions.  

Barangaroo’s revitalisation is anchored on a mandate to cater for a growing city with residential, commercial, retail and cultural spaces, interspersed with at least half the area as public open space. Sustainability, partnerships, art and culture, design excellence and public spaces drive Barangaroo’s present and its future. 

For updates on individual precincts, head to our news section.

Then and Now

See the former container terminal Barangaroo transform before your very eyes with our Barangaroo construction then & now photo gallery now.