Watermans Cove: Lendlease delivers new harbourfront space to Sydneysiders

  • 30 Sep 2020
Designed and delivered by Lendlease in partnership with the NSW Government, Watermans Cove delivers close to 9,500 square metres of waterfront public space for gathering, celebration and reflection in the heart of Barangaroo.

The Cove marks another step in the transformation of Barangaroo – Australia’s first carbon-neutral precinct – from a 22-hectare concrete container and cruise ship terminal, into a vibrant, world-class commercial, residential and leisure precinct, the process of which began in 2010.

More than half of the entire Barangaroo precinct will be returned to the people of Sydney as public space for exploration and enjoyment, with Watermans Cove joining Wulugul Walk, Hickson Park and The Streets of Barangaroo.

Watermans Cove will form part of a stunning 14-kilometre continuous foreshore urban walking route from Garden Island in Woolloomooloo to the fish markets in Pyrmont once the foreshore alongside the Central Barangaroo development is completed by the NSW Government next year.

Adding to the precinct’s environmental credentials, new marine habitat will be created in the Cove, through a partnership with the Sydney Institute of Marine Science.

Following the handover, Watermans Cove will be owned and managed by State Government agency, Infrastructure NSW.

Quote attributable to Steve McCann, Lendlease Group CEO and Managing Director

“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. 

“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.” 


For more information contact: 
Ben Brighouse
State Manager External Affairs – NSW/ACT 
M +61 433 028 405