Things are certainly changing at one of Australia’s best known tourism destinations, the Darling Harbour Entertainment Precinct in Sydney.
The New South Wales government is investing $AUD 3.4 billion in the transformation of Darling Harbour, including the construction of an International Convention Centre at Cockle Bay.
This work will include a series of marine structures such as a new Cockle Bay boardwalk that will run from the convention centre wharf to the Australian National Maritime Museum.
Construction of the boardwalk, which will include three floating pontoons, is expected to finish in early 2018. The convention centre wharf is designed to sharply boost the use of water transport within Darling Harbour.
An iconic new Sydney landmark
Meanwhile, another key part of the revamp of Darling Harbour has received government planning approval and is set to deliver Sydney an iconic new landmark.
The Darling Exchange has been described as an “urban village” and will contain a host of mixed facilities including a new City of Sydney Library; a child care centre; rooftop restaurant; high quality residential facilities; and a creative and technology hub.
When finished, the exchange could house up to 4,200 residents and two-and-a-half-thousand workers.