The western half of the precinct will be the Harbour Park, an open space for Barangaroo events, recreation and entertainment. There will also be a mixed-use development zone with residential, retail, and commercial buildings, as well as community and cultural spaces - home to some of the best restaurants in Barangaroo.
- 20k sqm of public domain
- 1.85ha harbourfront park
- 22k jobs
- $5bn contribution to the economy
The NSW Government has signed a Project Development Agreement with Aqualand to deliver the Central Barangaroo precinct.
The Barangaroo Concept Plan is the overarching planning framework for the Barangaroo precinct. Public exhibition of Modification 9 to this Concept Plan closed in August 2022 and Infrastructure NSW is preparing a Response to Submissions Report. Additional planning processes will be required for early works, detailed design and operation of buildings and public spaces to ensure that the community has the opportunity to have its say before any final decisions are made.
Aqualand will lead a detailed design process for the Central Barangaroo built form. Some of the world’s leading architectural practices will be engaged to design the buildings within Central Barangaroo. The NSW Government is leading a separate process to design the Harbour Park, a new 1.85 hectare park on Sydney’s foreshore.
Central Barangaroo, Sydney will feature a 1.85 hectare Harbour Park on the stunning Barangaroo waterfront. It will be a place for everyone to enjoy the precinct and harbour, whilst being flexibly designed to host Barangaroo events and activations. The winning design for Harbour Park was announced in July 2023.
Harbour Park ensures the NSW Government delivers on its commitment to making more than 50% of Barangaroo, public open space. Central Barangaroo will deliver public spaces and places for people to meet, linger and gather and the streets, parks and places will be designed to prioritise pedestrians, have extensive tree canopies and to connect to the waterfront. Central Barangaroo will create a network of new pedestrian connections linking the city and harbour, and directly connect the neighbourhoods of Millers Point and Observatory Hill to the waterfront.
Central Barangaroo will continue the precincts commitment to delivering design excellence through diversity of architecture, exceptional buildings, unique public spaces and world class landscape design.
Central Barangaroo will incorporate modern and innovative methods to achieve Barangaroo’s sustainability benchmarks including water efficiency, carbon neutrality, health and wellbeing, and zero waste. The Central Barangaroo precinct and its buildings will be world leading examples of best practice in sustainable design, operation and use.
As the Central Barangaroo Developer, Aqualand have developed a concept plan which requires changes to the approved Barangaroo Concept Plan.