A missing link in an 11km walkway which follows the curves of Sydney Harbour’s foreshore from Woolloomooloo to the Anzac Bridge has opened, giving access to a part of the city locked away from the public for 200 years.
The last 300m stretch of the walkway at Barangaroo, on the western edge of central Sydney, features a tree-lined boulevard for cyclists, commuters and visitors. It was designed by landscape architect Peter Walker, who also drew up plans for the headland park known as Barangaroo Reserve.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said opening up the last piece of the walk is a fundamental part of Barangaroo’s transformation from a once neglected and inaccessible area into a world-class cultural, residential, business and retail hub.
“I am excited to open this stunning new foreshore walk in Barangaroo, which not only connects the natural surroundings of Barangaroo Reserve with the business district of Barangaroo South, but also completes the scenic walk along Sydney Harbour from Woolloomooloo to the Anzac Bridge,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“The walk is a beautiful 15-metre-wide, tree-lined boulevard on Sydney’s waterfront and will be used by cyclists, commuters and visitors every day. It is designed by award-winning landscape architect Peter Walker, who also designed the Barangaroo Reserve.
“This new public space demonstrates our commitment to ensure more than half of Barangaroo is public open space and opens up this once neglected and inaccessible area for the community to enjoy.”
Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said the walkway and the broader redevelopment of Barangaroo had helped to turn what was once a harsh, industrial area into a naturalised landscape.
“This area of Sydney has not been open to the public for 200 years,” he said. “So now, as part of this grand vision, we’ve got a continuous 11 km walkway all the way from Anzac Bridge to Woolloomooloo Bay.”