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The past meets the present at Barangaroo

Barangaroo is a 22-hectare reinvention of a historically significant site

Barangaroo is one of the most impactful waterfront renewal projects in Australia in decades. The plan for Barangaroo began in 2003 with the vision to open up and regenerate the western edge of Sydney Harbour. It was identified as a once in a lifetime opportunity to return this part of the harbour to the people of Sydney.

 

At the northern end, Barangaroo Reserve is a six-hectare re-created Sydney Harbour headland. It offers an entirely Australian native garden, spectacular views, extensive walking and cycling trails, idyllic harbour coves, unique event spaces and peaceful picnic spots. 

In contrast, the southern end is a foodies’ paradise, only a few minutes’ walk from Wynyard Station. There are more than 30 restaurants and bars in this specially curated dining precinct. The laneways of Barangaroo are where contemporary architecture and the corporate world comfortably collide with the area’s maritime and industrial history.

Once complete, more than half of Barangaroo will be dedicated public space encompassing a 2km continuous harbour promenade, expansive parklands and outdoor entertainment areas, extraordinary public art and cultural programming.

Barangaroo will support more than 24,000 permanent jobs, provide a home to 3,500 residents and contribute some $2 billion each year to the NSW economy.

Barangaroo is named after an Aboriginal leader at the time of European colonisation. Learn more about the Aboriginal history and significance of Barangaroo here.