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    Plans revealed for new public space at Barangaroo South

    Nicholas Rider

    A two-hectare public domain containing a park and several waterfront features is the next stage of the Barangaroo development.

    Designed by landscape architects Grant Associates, the space will complete the design of the $6 billion Barangaroo South project.

    The new public space, which surrounds the Wilkinson Eyre-designed Crown Sydney Hotel Resort, will include a new cove at Sydney Harbour, a park, an expanded waterfront walkway and a public pier.

    The Crown’s conditions for approval comprised the inclusion of a wider foreshore walk around the building, along with an increased amount of space to Hickson Park. In the recent proposal, the foreshore walk appears as a 30-metre-wide boardwalk called Wulugul Walk.

    1493170708043-2-1.jpgAbove: The proposed Wulugul Walk is a 30-metre boardwalk that will wrap around Crown Sydney Hotel Resort
    Below: The proposed one-hectare Hickson Park will sit behind the hotel  
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    The proposed one-hectare Hickson Park will sit behind the hotel, and will feature both native and exotic trees, along with park furniture, meeting and eating spaces, free Wi-Fi and bike parking.

    Watermans Cove, a curved amphitheatre-like feature, will be at the centre of the development and located near the International Towers by Rogers Stirk Harbour and the One Sydney Harbour residential towers by Renzo Piano.

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    The proposed Watermans Cove is a curved ampitheatre-like feature 

    The design will be completed with a 113-metre-long tree-lined boulevard, called Watermans Quay, creating a link between Hickson Road and Sydney Harbour.

    A development application for the two-hectare space will be lodged with the Department of Planning and Environment, and will be available on public exhibition.

    The public space is due to open in 2021. 

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