Heritage Interpretation Plan

Barangaroo has a long and intriguing history - see how we’re integrating it into the precinct’s exciting future. 

The Barangaroo Heritage Interpretation Plan provides a framework around how Infrastructure NSW, its development partners and those who work within the Barangaroo precinct can communicate the natural and cultural heritage values of the Precinct.

The Plan:

  • Articulates a storytelling and interpretive vision for the precinct
  • Was developed through an extensive consultation process involving key stakeholders
  • Establishes a framework for the development of interpretive projects; and
  • Uses interpretive themes and storylines to create a cohesive, engaging and memorable experience for all visitors to the precinct, through both tangible and intangible elements.

This Plan is consistent with our vision for the precinct, the history of the site, and our commitment to Barangaroo events, arts and culture and collaborative partnerships.

Interpretive themes

In consultation with our stakeholders, five interpretive themes were developed to represent what makes the Barangaroo precinct historically and culturally significant. Each theme relates to a range of stories and topics from pre-European history, post-European history, the present and the future of the site. Learn more about each theme in the Plan.


The Plan includes a range of recommendations and actions which are inter-connected and provide a framework for a long-term cohesive approach to interpretation. The recommendations relate to six key areas:

  1. Policies and procedures
  2. Digital interpretation
  3. Visitor facilities and services
  4. Physical interpretation
  5. Events, festivals and temporary interpretation
  6. Integration with contemporary interpretive projects 

We will share further updates with our stakeholders and the community as we work to prioritise and implement these recommendations.