The peak tourism industry body, The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF), has welcomed the opening of Barangaroo Point Reserve, Sydney’s new six-hectare harbour foreshore park.
TTF CEO Margy Osmond said the opening of the park today (SATURDAY 22 AUGUST) marked the return of the foreshore to the public for the first time in more than 100 years.
“This is a milestone development for Sydney’s CBD which will become a major tourism attraction for the city,” she said.
“The Western harbourfront of the CBD has the capacity to underpin Sydney’s future economic growth and bolster its appeal as a world-class destination to live, work and visit.
“Barangaroo is the largest construction site in the country at the moment and has the potential to be an economic powerhouse, while Walsh Bay is fast emerging as one of the nation’s most important cultural precincts, home to acclaimed groups like the Sydney Theatre Company.
“The opening to the public of this marvellous open space is a major step forward in the development of what will become one of Sydney’s most exciting precincts.
“The headland will now open up a 14-kilometre stretch of foreshore from Walsh Bay to the Anzac Bridge, which in itself will become an iconic focus for the city, for visitors and for the people of Sydney.
“Tourism will be the great economic driver and job-generator in the wake of the mining construction boom, and it’s new projects like the Barangaroo Point Reserve which will keep visitors flocking to Australia.
“The Barangaroo Delivery Authority is to be congratulated for reaching this major milestone in the project.”