Cockle Bay renewal
As the wharves and jetties in Cockle Bay are at or near the end of their working life, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) plans a major renewal project for the bay.
This project has many benefits, as it will:
- provide improved water-based transport
- provide more opportunities for people to enjoy the bay
- significantly improve functional, urban design and heritage outcomes
- deliver new events infrastructure and improve the capability to deliver the events that bring Darling Harbour to life.
It is part of ongoing work to maximise the NSW Government’s investment in the transformation of Darling Harbour.
As Cockle Bay is the water forecourt of the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) and the revitalised Darling Harbour, work on the western side of the bay will be prioritised as the first stage of the project.
The project will be delivered in stages, starting with demolition works on the western shore, from mid 2016.
All of the work will be done from the water in ways that minimise noise and environmental impacts. Working from the water also minimises the impact on views across the bay and means that visitors can move freely around the promenade.
This is an exciting project which will add a new chapter to the ongoing transformation of Darling Harbour and help to keep the precinct an extraordinary and vibrant place that the world talks about.
Last update: Tuesday 12 January 2016