Building Barangaroo

At the turn of the 21st century, Barangaroo was a disused container terminal – a physical barrier to the Western Harbour. Today, it is a dynamic cultural, residential, business and civic hub.

This once-in-a-lifetime transformation is led by the NSW Government, partnering with world-leading developers, architects and creators.

When complete, more than 50% of the precinct will feature extraordinary public open spaces alongside world-class sustainable architecture, public art, and new places for people to live, work, dine out or relax.

Barangaroo encompasses three unique and interconnected precincts: Barangaroo South, Central Barangaroo and Barangaroo Reserve. It offers access from the Barangaroo Ferry Wharf, with a Barangaroo Sydney Metro station opening in 2024. Wynyard Walk offers an underground pedestrian short cut between Wynyard and Barangaroo South.

The western waterfront of Sydney Harbour has a new lease on life through one of the most sustainable, collaborative and creative approaches in NSW.

Barangaroo South, a dynamic commercial, retail and residential precinct, evolved from a former gasworks site. Extensive remediation has allowed for new spaces like Watermans Cove and Wulugul Walk; a juxtaposition of offices, homes and shops; and drawcards like Crown Sydney.
270ksqm of premium office space
100%carbon neutral in use
90shops and restaurants
Central Barangaroo will be the final piece in the Barangaroo puzzle and the area’s community and civic heart. Linking the natural features of Barangaroo Reserve with the busyness of Barangaroo South it will be a place of recreation, lifestyle and culture, integrated around the Sydney Metro Barangaroo Station.
The 6ha Barangaroo Reserve was handed back to the people of Sydney in 2015. It represents the ethos of Barangaroo’s development: lookouts, walking and cycling trails, idyllic coves, picnic spots and places to relax – all designed to the highest standards and drawing from the area’s rich history to resemble the pre-industrial place.
6hapublic open space
10ksandstone blocks
75knative trees and shrubs

See The Transformation

Follow the timeline of reclaiming Barangaroo from a decommissioned industrial site to a thriving commercial, residential and community precinct. 

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Barangaroo’s transformation is driven by a focus on what people want from a place and how to genuinely incorporate sustainable design. A partnership approach with the world’s best architects, landscapers and builders has seen the contribution of more than 10 million construction hours to return this waterfront precinct to the public.

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Timeline

Barangaroo’s transformation is driven by a focus on what people want from a place and how to genuinely incorporate sustainable design. A partnership approach with the world’s best architects, landscapers and builders has seen the contribution of more than 10 million construction hours to return this waterfront precinct to the public.

Follow the timeline

2005

Timeline

Barangaroo’s transformation is driven by a focus on what people want from a place and how to genuinely incorporate sustainable design. A partnership approach with the world’s best architects, landscapers and builders has seen the contribution of more than 10 million construction hours to return this waterfront precinct to the public.

Follow the timeline

2005

Timeline

Barangaroo’s transformation is driven by a focus on what people want from a place and how to genuinely incorporate sustainable design. A partnership approach with the world’s best architects, landscapers and builders has seen the contribution of more than 10 million construction hours to return this waterfront precinct to the public.

Follow the timeline

2005

Timeline

Barangaroo’s transformation is driven by a focus on what people want from a place and how to genuinely incorporate sustainable design. A partnership approach with the world’s best architects, landscapers and builders has seen the contribution of more than 10 million construction hours to return this waterfront precinct to the public.

Follow the timeline

2005

Timeline

Barangaroo’s transformation is driven by a focus on what people want from a place and how to genuinely incorporate sustainable design. A partnership approach with the world’s best architects, landscapers and builders has seen the contribution of more than 10 million construction hours to return this waterfront precinct to the public.

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Then and Now

See the transformation from a disused container terminal to spectacular 22ha waterfront precinct.

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A 21ST CENTURY TRANSFORMATION

Barangaroo is brought to life through a commitment to sustainability, public spaces, art and culture, design excellence and partnerships.

Sustainability

Climate commitments and sustainability define how planning and design approaches shape the entire Barangaroo precinct. 

Art and Culture

Find out how consultation, sustainable funding and a commitment to art and culture embeds creativity and interest.

Design Excellence

The mix of architecture at Barangaroo draws from the talent of seasoned and upcoming local and international designers and a dedication to design excellence.

Public spaces

At least 50% of Barangaroo is public open space that everyone can access. 

Partnerships

Private and public development partners across have made this sustainable transformation possible. 

Project Updates

Stay up to date with announcements, planning, progress and project information.

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Barangaroo Foreshore Walk is now open!

The opening of this part of the Wulugul Walk means that for the first time in over a decade, people can walk continuously along the harbour foreshore of Barangaroo.

Pier Pavilion Design Unveiled

The winning design by Jessica Spresser (SPRESSER) + Peter Besley celebrates the natural elements of land, sea and sky that compose the site.

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Visit

Welcome to Barangaroo, Sydney's new landmark waterfront destination.

Barangaroo the Woman

Barangaroo was a leader of her community, remembered through the generations as a defender of her culture and tradition.

Maritime history

The history of Barangaroo has many rich threads woven from Sydney's maritime history, the first container port and the dark days of the Hungry Mile.