The LNA would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and commend LNA Commercial Member Regal Innovations for the fantastic landscape construction works they are currently undertaking in conjunction with Baulderstone / Lend Lease on the Barangaroo North Headland. A number of LNA members have been heavily involved in the Growing and Creating of Sydney's New Iconic Green Space Barangaroo. We would also like to recognise consulting horticulturist and LNA Life Member Stuart Pittendrigh, (Owner, Norcue Pty Ltd).
Regal is playing a major role in this redevelopment, building terraced walls and stair cases, extending 11 metres through the new reshaped headland with innovative planning incorporating the original plant material that would have been found on this site. Approximately 75,000 trees, shrubs and groundcovers will be completed by the end of the project with trees ranging from transplant figs to 600L banksia species. The planting material has been specifically chosen for the micro climates within the site with damp forest species selected for the southern facing terraces to dry heath land species on the exposed north-western side. Soil is being developed on site using crushed sandstone and additional organic material. All material used is recycled and the sandstone cut to selected sizes for pavers, staircases, retaining walls and sea walls.
Sydney's largest redevelopment project is located on the Western edge of the CBD. The global financial hub and headland park is being created as a landmark for Sydney's economic future and to give maximum access to the harbour.
Owned by the NSW State Government and managed by the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, the former container port is to be transformed into a 22 hectare financial, residential, retail and community destination.
The cost of the transformation is estimated to be $6 billion and the waterfront precinct will inject more than $1.5 billion into the NSW economy annually.
It is estimated that 23,000 people will occupy the Barangaroo precinct for both living and working purposes. It is expected that around 33,000 people will visit Barangaroo each day and over 12 million people each year.
The site has been divided into three development areas, the Headland Park, Barangaroo Central and Barangaroo South. The Barangaroo master plan will also include a fully integrated public transport system.
Construction of Barangaroo South commenced in 2011 and construction of Headland Park commenced in 2012.
'Barangaroo is a great opportunity to showcase Sydney as a world leader in sustainability. Barangaroo's goal is to be the first precinct of its size in the world and certainly the first CBD precinct in Australia, to be climate positive'. Barangaroo Delivery Authority, to read more click here
In case you missed it, click here to view a highlight video from the recent LNA February 2015 'The Green Workshop' Growing and Creating Sydney's new iconic green space Barangaroo