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Barangaroo Reserve named Australia’s best infrastructure project

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25 April 2016 - Barangaroo Reserve and The Cutaway has been named Project of the Year at Infrastructure Partnership Australia’s (IPA) prestigious National Infrastructure Awards, amongst hundreds of entrants.

Located along Sydney’s famous waterfront, Barangaroo Reserve and The Cutaway serves as a landmark project that collides building, bridge and landscape design to arrive at an impressive, multi-use destination featuring a public reserve. The iconic community project was acknowledged for its world first engineering feats, complexity, creativity and deep commitment to sustainability.

Aurecon fulfilled the role of lead design consultant for civil and marine works and provided structural engineering, civil engineering, 3D modelling, project management, materials engineering, and temporary works and geotechnical services.

The redevelopment, managed by the Barangaroo Delivery Authority for the NSW Government, saw a derelict container wharf transformed into a reimagined Sydney Harbour headland park, complete with a 75 000 cubic metre sub-terrain space (The Cutaway), and a natural looking foreshore.

For Sydney residents, Barangaroo is now the perfect place to host community events, cycle, walk, and take in spectacular harbour views.

Aurecon Technical Director, Ken O’Neill, who worked on the project from conception to completion said, “I feel so proud of what the team who delivered this project has achieved. Everyone worked together to create a magical place for the community to enjoy forever.”

“To have the project officially recognised is a testament to the power of engineering in creating spaces and places like this. It’s also an honour for those who contributed to, and made Barangaroo Reserve what it is today.”

IPA Chief Executive Brendan Lyon said, “Barangaroo Reserve and The Cutaway recognised that infrastructure is more than just a tool for moving people, water, or information around. It is also the foundation for the communities we live and work in, which is what set the Reserve apart from a strong field of contenders for Project of the Year.”

“Barangaroo’s headland park is a major feat of engineering in its own right and has rightly won local support and global acclaim.”


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