A revised development application has been lodged to upgrade one of Sydney’s most popular shopping destinations.
Developers Mirvac have launched their latest plans to transform the Harbourside Shopping Centre in Darling Harbour into a key tourism destination to match some of its impressive neighbouring precincts including the ICC and One Barangaroo.
Mirvac’s Chief Investment Officer Brett Draffen said that the upgrades will increase accessibility to the centre and will provide a world-class array of shops and restaurants to choose from.
“Around $15 billion of investment and renewal has been injected into the precinct over the past decade, and having the opportunity to reinvent Harbourside will complete the area and link Darling Harbour to the wider Pyrmont peninsula,” he said.
The new-look Harbourside Shopping Centre will provide locals and visitors alike with access to a range of open public spaces as well as improved retail, dining and entertainment options.Mirvac Chief Investment Officer – Brett Draffen
It is thought that the $1.8 billion proposals, that include a new pedestrian bridge that connecting to Pyrmont, will create 2,100 jobs during the construction phase, and a further 4,000 in the long term, in a welcome boost for Sydney’s economy.
“Our plans for the Centre, developed after four years of extensive community consultation, have been significantly improved by feedback from Government, especially around the public space that will open up Darling Harbour and connect to the Pyrmont Bridge,” explained Mr Draffen.
This is the final piece that completes Darling Harbour as a true destination for both locals and visitors, and we are very excited about the opportunity to transform this iconic site.Mirvac Chief Investment Officer – Brett Draffen
Over 8,200sqm of new public domain will be created, with a widened waterfront boulevard and a north-facing 1,500 sqm public plaza also part of the plans.
Committee for Sydney CEO Gabriel Metcalf added, “Pyrmont is the exciting future of Sydney – and Harbourside is an important gateway. This is a welcome and exciting addition to the Darling Harbour foreshore providing significant new public space and benefit for the people of Sydney.”