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.
Above: 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
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.
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.