Barangaroo Open Day a Great Success
Sydney’s Most Exciting Waterfront Project
23 June 2014 - The Barangaroo Open Day on Sunday 22 June saw more than 8,000 people visit the precinct to experience the amazing transformation that is underway. For the very first time since construction commenced, the entire Barangaroo precinct opened its gates to welcome members of the public and the local community into the site.
With most of the 8,000 free tickets all reserved within 2 weeks of the Open Day being announced, it was clear early on that this would be a highly sought after event, and the day certainly didn’t disappoint.
With site visits of both Barangaroo South and Barangaroo Point available continuously throughout the day, visitors were able to see Sydney’s largest construction site up close and personal.
A highlight of the day for many was the chance to see a select number of children given the opportunity to control one of the biggest tower cranes on Sydney’s skyline. Children were able to try their skill at using a two-way construction radio to instruct the experienced crane driver to carefully manoeuvre a large skip bin into place.
Sydney’s sparkling blue harbour provided a picturesque backdrop for the food stalls and family activities that were set up along the Barangaroo foreshore. With a petting zoo, reptile enclosure, balloon artists and face painters at the event, there were many elements for the whole family to enjoy.
Barangaroo South Managing Director Andrew Wilson said the day was an opportunity to show people the scale and magnitude of construction that is required to create one of the world’s best places at Barangaroo. “Barangaroo South will involve over 2,000 construction workers at peak and 19 million work hours to transform a previously disused, privatised piece of the city, into a thriving financial services hub. Barangaroo will be a place for all of Sydney to enjoy and we look forward to welcoming everyone back once the precinct is complete” Andrew said.