Sydney’s newest waterfront located in the heart of Barangaroo is now complete after two years’ worth of construction.
Watermans Cove is a 9,500sqm amphitheatre-style harbourside boardwalk complete with 12 waterfront restaurants, transforming the Barangaroo foreshore.
Developers Lendlease oversaw the project and have now handed the impressive new harbourfront over to the New South Wales Government for Sydneysiders to enjoy.
Lendlease CEO, Steve McCann said: “From the outset of the development of Barangaroo, Lendlease and the NSW Government have shared a vision to create a sustainable, world-class place where the community thrives.”
“Watermans Cove is another example of this shared vision and commitment coming to life,” he said.
Barangaroo has been transformed from a 22-hectare concrete container and cruise ship terminal back in 2010 into Australia’s first carbon-neutral precinct which boasts world-class commercial, residential and leisure precincts.
“We’ve hit the mark at Barangaroo, delivering Australia’s first carbon-neutral precinct and returning more than half of this previously inaccessible space to the people of Sydney,” said Mr McCann.
Watermans Cove is part of a 14-kilometre foreshore walk that, once fully complete next year, will span from the fish markets in Pyrmont right the way to Garden Island in Woolloomooloo.
NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian told of her pleasure to announce the opening of the new waterfront site and invited members of the public to visit Watermans Cove.
“It is with great excitement that we can release this stunning piece of the Sydney Harbour foreshore for the people of NSW to enjoy,” Ms Berejiklian said.