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 arts and cultural programs, as well as health and wellbeing initiatives for a productive and healthy community and workforce.

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.

To learn more about the program, click here.

Barangaroo Skills Exchange (BSX)

The Barangaroo Skills Exchange (BSX) was a learning hub situated on the Barangaroo South construction site that operated for three years from 2013, championing the delivery of skills for tomorrow’s workforce at Barangaroo: engaging with the community, Government and industry through advocacy and innovation.

Established by Lendlease in partnership with TAFE NSW, the BSX delivered 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 secured $7.3 million in funding over three years from the Federal Government’s Skills Connect Program.

The funding delivered 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.

Around 10,800 workers and apprentices were trained and achieved 40,853 accredited and non-accredited training outcomes. The program delivered $78.5 million in socio-economic benefit to workers, government and contractors with $11.76 in net socio-economic value for every $1 invested, after a total investment input of $6.15m.*


Winner - 2016 Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue, Productive Partnerships
Winner – 2016 Property Council Award of Australia, Innovation and Excellence Awards, Innovation
Winner – 2016 NSW State Training Awards, Industry Collaboration
Winner – 2016 Australian Training Awards, Industry Collaboration

*Lendlease Social Impact report, outcomes measured from 2013-2015 inclusive, independently assured by Social Impact International UK.

Reconciliation Action Plan

The Lendlease Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a comprehensive roadmap for aligning our operational performance with our commitment to human rights, specifically the rights of Australia’s First Nations people. It outlines our commitment to First Nation’s peoples, acknowledging their unbroken connection to Country, creating respectful relationships that provide opportunities for equal social and economic outcomes.

We create places where communities thrive that are not only innovative and sustainable but acknowledge the first placemakers, Australia’s First Nations peoples. We seek to move our company and our industry closer to this vision and to a reconciled nation, supporting the objectives through education programs, partnerships, placemaking, public art and working with First Nations businesses to support economic growth and opportunity for First Nations 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.

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