Barangaroo South Public Domain

Barangaroo South is the dynamic commercial and residential hub of the precinct. It features world class dining, retail, and commercial spaces combined with premium waterfront public open spaces for everyone to enjoy. The two hectares of new public space completes the design of Barangaroo South and is a key element of the commitment to delivering more than half of Barangaroo as open public space.

A new Sydney Harbour cove known as Watermans Cove, a public park, an expanded waterfront walkway and a public pier are the key features of the public domain in Barangaroo South. The designs for these spaces were created by world-renowned landscape architects Grant & Associates, and delivered by Lendlease and Crown Resorts in partnership with the NSW Government.

Watermans Cove and the foreshore

Watermans Cove is a fully-accessible amphitheatre-style boardwalk. With steps down towards the water, it’s a place for residents, workers and tourists to join in events and activations, as well as to relax and take in the sights.

Linking with Watermans Cove is the foreshore walk which hugs Sydney Harbour along the entire length of Barangaroo South. This wide waterfront promenade unlocks even more public open space in Barangaroo and will be a prominent feature of the 14-kilometre waterfront walk all the way from Glebe to Woolloomooloo.

The Pier, Watermans Cove and the foreshore were progressively opened to the public from July to October 2020.

Located on the southern edge of Watermans Cove is a new pier. A national design competition is currently underway for a new public Pavilion to be designed and built on the pier.

 

Hickson Park

Hickson Park will provide a cooler, shaded sanctuary in Barangaroo South, linking into the heart of Barangaroo’s retail and dining precinct. It will feature an open green lawn, sheltering tree belt with predominantly native trees, park furniture, and meeting and eating spaces for visitors, workers and residents to enjoy all year round. Hickson Park’s distinctive design ensures parklands across the precinct are diverse while remaining connected.

 

For more information on the planning approval for the public domain, please view the Independent Planning Commission’s media release.

Hickson Park from north westHickson Park from north west
Hickson Park from north west
Watermans Cove
Watermans Cove from south east
Wulugul Walk and Watermans Cove from north

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Timeline

Follow the Barangaroo development journey, from a 22-hectare disused container wharf to Sydney's vibrant new waterfront precinct.

Sustainability

Barangaroo aims to be sustainable today and for future generations. Its commitment is to be carbon neutral and water positive, to create zero waste emissions and contribute to community well-being.

 

 

Infrastructure NSW

Following the 2019 State General Election, the NSW Government realigned its structures to effectively serve the new Ministry and the Government’s priorities. The Government’s priorities are being supported by changes to the NSW public sector as a whole. On 1 July 2019, the Barangaroo Delivery Authority was abolished with its functions transferring to Infrastructure NSW.

Infrastructure NSW is the NSW Government agency responsible for the development of Barangaroo and management of its public spaces.