Community Programs and Legacy

At Barangaroo South, we undertake a range of community focused initiatives and programs which help to create a lasting legacy and demonstrate our inherent commitment to delivering positive social outcomes for the precinct.

We aim to leave a positive social legacy that benefits everyone in the community. We hope to achieve this reality for all who visit Barangaroo South through facilitating employment skilling and training programs including our onsite learning hub, the Barangaroo Skills Exchange, arts and cultural programs, as well as health and wellbeing initiatives for a productive and healthy community and workforce, under the Project’s Climate Positive Work Plan.

Barangaroo South Community Partnership

The Barangaroo South Community Partnership (BSCP) is an important way of bringing together commercial organisations in our precinct, with a shared vision for a sustainable and inclusive community. The BSCP’s ambition is to drive, support and account for the combined socio-economic and environmental impact from joint initiatives on a precinct wide basis for the long term.

The BSCP has been established and is currently managed by the development team of Barangaroo, with aspirations to hand the reigns over to the Barangaroo commercial tenancies to drive in the future, to ensure longevity and the continuation of the Group as the Barangaroo development progresses towards completion.

Barangaroo South Year 10 Work Experience Program

Each November, Year 10 students from various Sydney High Schools come together for a week of work experience with the Barangaroo South team.

The students are tasked with creating a consultancy firm and asked to advise Lendlease on their ideas for developing a portion of Barangaroo South. Each day has a particular area of focus and guidance from a Lendlease expert whose knowledge and experience of Barangaroo South helps the students make their recommendations for their development area.

The focus areas include design, planning, sustainability, retail, construction, community engagement, marketing and communications. This gives the students an overview of the development and construction industry and opens their eyes to the different career opportunities available to them.

If you would like to register your interest for this program, please email barangaroosouth@lendlease.com with your name, school, and contact details and let us know why you would like to spend a week at Barangaroo South.

Barangaroo Skills Exchange (BSX)

The Barangaroo Skills Exchange (BSX) is a learning hub situated on the Barangaroo South construction site and is currently undergoing a refresh for the next stage of Barangaroo South – One Sydney Harbour.

Established by Lendlease in 2012 in partnership with the Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, the BSX delivers a range of practical skilling and nationally-recognised training programs to meet the needs of the workforce.

In collaboration with the Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council, Lendlease has secured $7.3 million in funding over three years from the Federal Government’s Skills Connect Program.

The funding is to deliver four programs at Barangaroo South:

  • WELL – workplace language, literacy and numeracy skilling
  • National Workforce Development Fund – Certificate III+ training; supporting training of workers in business and workforce development areas
  • Investing in Experience – retraining mature age workers
  • Apprentice Mentoring

Since April 2012, construction workers from Lendlease Building and its subcontractors have achieved about 540 Accredited Skills Qualifications and workers have undertaken nearly 4,000 courses.


NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal protest groups in the 1920s who sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. Today it is an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Oral Histories

Oral Histories is a four year partnership agreement with the Sydney Theatre Company which will provide short films interviewing key people involved on the project.

Oral Histories capture key people’s memories of their involvement with the project and will assemble a library of footage to record key moments and milestones. Our first video is below.

View a short video that uncovers the history of Barangaroo View a short video about the spirit of Barangaroo View a short video of the design behind the Barangaroo South masterplan View a short video of the design behind the Public Domain within Barangaroo South

View a short video that uncovers the history of Barangaroo

View a short video about the spirit of Barangaroo

View a short video of the design behind the Barangaroo South masterplan

View a short video of the design behind the Public Domain within Barangaroo South