Major renewal for Australia's gateway to the world

  • 5 Dec 2022
Transport for NSW today announced it has appointed the Circular Quay Consortium as its planning and design partner for the major Circular Quay Renewal project.

Comprising Capella Capital, Lendlease Construction and BESIX Watpac, the consortium will work alongside the State Government, First Nations advisors and key stakeholders to plan and design the transformation of one of Australia’s most significant historical and cultural precincts, and transport hub, into a world-class destination.

Circular Quay, also known as ‘Warrane’, is steeped in rich history as a place of first contact between the Eora people and the First Fleet.

Its renewal will create a more dynamic place for visitors and locals to enjoy, with new retail, dining, spaces for arts and culture, as well as modern and accessible transport interchanges with new ferry wharves and an upgraded train station.

The revival of the iconic site will tell the story of Sydney to the world, while also unlocking significant economic and tourism opportunities that strengthens Sydney’s reputation as a global gateway destination.

Quotes attributable to Terence Carroll, CQC Project Director

“The renewal of Warrane, Circular Quay, is a once in a generation opportunity to create the waterfront to the world that Sydney deserves, and which reflects its rich storylines, both new and old. Circular Quay Consortium partners, Capella Capital, Lendlease Construction and BESIX Watpac, are excited to be partnering with Transport for NSW to help deliver its vision for Warrane.”

Quotes attributable to David Paterson, Managing Director of Construction, Lendlease Australia

“Circular Quay is the symbolic gateway to Sydney’s world-famous harbour and city, and a place with deep cultural and historical significance for all Australians. Alongside Lendlease’s Sydney Place and One Circular Quay developments, this planning and design project consolidates our revitalisation of the Circular Quay precinct.”

Quotes attributable to Mark Baker, CEO BESIX Watpac

“As part of the CQC consortium, we’re proud to be delivering this critical piece of infrastructure in the Australian transport network – Circular Quay is the nexus of the iconic Sydney Ferry network and the gateway to Sydney’s waterfront. For BESIX Watpac this project will showcase and leverage our global experience in engineering and delivering complex infrastructure and our local experience in the Sydney waterfront precinct.”


For more information:
Ashley Chrysler
External Affairs Manager – NSW/ACT
+61 472 653 297

Katie O’Malley
Group Corporate Affairs Manager – BESIX Watpac
+61 423 254 124