The Barangaroo Delivery Authority is hosting a special celebration to mark the first birthday of Sydney’s spectacular Harbour headland park, Barangaroo Reserve, on Sunday, 21 August 2016.
The celebration, which is free to the public, coincides with the final day of the major sculpture exhibition, Sculpture at Barangaroo.
Craig van der Laan, the authority’s Chief Executive, said: “This is a terrific milestone for the people of Sydney and one we want to mark in a very special way that reflects how 900,000 people have enjoyed visiting this beautiful place.
“From the very first moment we opened the Reserve last August, we saw how people embraced the unique qualities of this recreated Harbour headland – from the 10,000 sandstone blocks to the native parkland and the whole new view of Sydney.
“We have hosted a range of events in the Reserve, we have introduced an Aboriginal cultural tour program and we have become one of the must-see locations for visitors to Sydney.
One of the most powerful things that has happened in the last 12 months since we opened this new public space, named after an important Cammeraygal woman, is the way in which the Aboriginal community has come to value this place as Country – a relationship we will continue to nurture and grow. Key to creating this sense of Country has been our strong collaboration with the Metropolitan and La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Councils, which are valued contributors as cultural authorities and representatives of the Sydney Aboriginal community,” said Mr van der Laan.
The first birthday celebrations will start at 10am with a Welcome to Country on Walumil Lawn and a performance by Sydney Children’s Choir overlooking Sydney Harbour. There will also be the cutting of a birthday cake and 3,000 free birthday cupcakes (first come first served).
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