2025 and beyond

The final piece in the Barangaroo puzzle, Central Barangaroo, will deliver new community and civic spaces and attractions with residential, retail and commercial uses.


Sydney Metro is due to be open.


The final public spaces in the southern precinct, including Watermans Cove, Hickson Park and a new public pier are due to be completed.

The Crown Sydney Hotel Resort is also due to open and will include a 6-star hotel, restaurants, bars, VIP gaming and retail.


Daramu House, a sister building to the award-winning International House Sydney, is due for completion in late 2019


By the end of June there were more than 50 bars and restaurants opened in the retail and dining precinct.

International House Sydney, Australia’s first Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) office building is completed.

Remediation continues with excavation of Hickson Road and on the Barangaroo site.

Construction of Crown Sydney Hotel Resort in the southern precinct commences.

Barangaroo Wharf was opened by the Premier, the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP on 26 June.

Harbour Control Tower removal from Barangaroo Reserve completed.

Announcement of key features of the final public spaces in the southern precinct - including the one-hectare Hickson Park, a new Harbour cove, an expanded waterfront walkway and a public pier. Planning process commences.

Barangaroo House opens in December.


The second of the three International Towers Sydney opens, welcoming KPMG, Gilbert + Tobin, and Lendlease as tenants.

Barangaroo appoints the first Artistic Associates, Genevieve Grieves and Amanda Jane Reynolds.

Construction of Barangaroo Ferry Hub commences.

International Towers Sydney achieve 6-Star Green Star Office v3 Design and As Built rating from Green Building Council of Australia.

Residential buildings achieve 5-Star Green Star rating.

Submissions close for Central Barangaroo development; announcement of successful tender expected late-2017.

Tower One, the final International Towers Sydney building to be completed, is topped out on 8 June.

On 28 June, Planning Assessment Commission recommends approval of Modification 8 to Barangaroo Concept Plan for Stage 1B Barangaroo South.

Public domain in the financial and retail precinct, including this section of Wulugul Walk, reaches completion.

Wynyard Walk and Sussex Street Bridge open on 20 September, providing accessible pedestrian access to Wynyard Station and the Sydney CBD.

World-renowned chef Rene Redzepi of Noma Copenhagen opens Noma Australia in Barangaroo for a 10-week pop-up.

More than 50,000 people attended the 1st birthday celebrations in Barangaroo Reserve on 21 August.


Barangaroo Reserve officially opened by NSW Premier the Hon. Mike Baird MP on 22 August.

Wulugul Walk, the waterfront promenade at Barangaroo Reserve and the central area opens.

Restaurants and retail start to open.

First commercial tower (Two International Towers Sydney) opens, welcoming the Westpac Banking Group.

First two residential buildings, Anadara and Alexander, reach completion.

'Shell Wall 2015' by local Aboriginal artists Esme Timbery and Jonathan Jones unveiled on the Alexander residential building.

Napoleon Bridge opens.

Remediation project commences, on site and on Hickson Road.

NSW Government announces a Barangaroo Metro Station for the new Chatswood to Bankstown line.

Central Barangaroo tender process re-opens after the Metro station announcement.


Construction of Barangaroo Reserve continues.

Marrinawi Cove, the new Harbour cove adjacent to Moores Wharf, is completed.

In the southern precinct, construction of the foreshore, residential buildings, streets and lane ways commences.

Construction of the three commercial towers continues.


Construction of the three commercial towers continues.

Barangaroo Reserve construction continues.

The temporary cruise passenger terminal at Barangaroo closes.

A new cruise terminal, delivered by the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, opens at White Bay.

Master planning for the Central Barangaroo project gets underway.


Construction of the first commercial tower at Barangaroo commences.

Construction of Wynyard Walk tunnel connecting Wynyard station with Barangaroo commences.

Construction of Barangaroo Reserve is underway.

2009 - 2010

The NSW Government establishes the Barangaroo Delivery Authority under the 'Barangaroo Delivery Authority Act 2009', to manage the development.

In December, Lendlease is selected as the preferred developer for the Barangaroo South project, the financial and retail district.

In 2010, the Concept Plan was amended to include a hotel on a pier, and additional height and additional floor space in the southern financial district.


An amendment to the Concept Plan is sought to ensure Barangaroo adds to the growth and availability of commercial floor space within the CBD and cements Sydney as a premier financial services centre in the Asia-Pacific region.

Worldwide development and financing consortia are invited to bid for the development rights for the southern precinct.

In February, following a public exhibition process, the Barangaroo Concept Plan is approved. It covers urban design and policy initiatives and is the statutory master planning instrument to guide the urban renewal of Barangaroo.

Conditions attached to the Concept Plan requiring (as per the competition Jury recommendations) the creation of a naturalistic headland park, now known as Barangaroo Reserve.


The NSW Government announced that the stevedoring wharves at East Darling Harbour would be transformed into a new urban precinct.