Barangaroo Public Domain


Barangaroo Public Domain

LocationSydney, NSW
ClientLend Lease/Barangaroo Delivery Authority
ServicesMaster Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture
Site Area7.5ha
Budgetapproximately $AUD 30 million
Date2009 - 2016

Barangaroo is considered to be one of the most ambitious and significant waterfront urban renewal projects in the world. Located on the western side of Sydney’s CBD it will transform a vacant 22 hectare industrial site into a new precinct for Sydney with residential, commercial, retail and recreation uses.

Aspect|OCULUS, working as a joint venture company, in collaboration with Rogers Stirk Harbour and Lend Lease created a master plan that recognises and prioritises the importance of the public realm. Community and stakeholder engagement played an important role in the design process and feedback continues to inform the ongoing design process.

The plan returns more than three hectares of water area, including two new coves, to the harbour. It completes the 14 kilometre harbour foreshore walk from Woolloomooloo to Anzac Bridge and for the first time in more than a century, restores public access to 1.4 kilometres of that walk.

The design team were subsequently engaged to prepare the landscape master plan for the site, as well as provide documentation and delivery of the entire public domain for Barangaroo South which forms the commercial and residential core of the development.

Image Credits: Florian Groehn + OCULUS