Barangaroo South - MOD 8 Update - MARCH 2015 - page 1

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What is a Concept Plan?
A Concept Plan sets out the planning and design guidelines for a
development site in terms of the Gross Floor Area (GFA), permitted
uses and the location, scale and height limits of any permitted
buildings. Changing a Concept Plan requires planning approval. The
Barangaroo Concept Plan has had seven modifications to date. The
design of each building at Barangaroo also requires its own planning
Why are you changing the Barangaroo Concept Plan?
In August 2011 the NSW Government requested that Lend Lease
consider relocating the Barangaroo hotel from its approved position
on a harbour pier to a new location on the land. Various options
were assessed and the north-west corner of the Barangaroo South
site was identified as the best location for a world class landmark
hotel that will be a new icon for Sydney.
Why is the hotel so much bigger than the original one
proposed on the pier?
Crown’s requirements are different from the original hotel concept in
terms of number of rooms, facilities, etc, so a new hotel design is
required that can accommodate these requirements. The Crown
design is by Wilkinson Eyre Architects from the UK, who won the
international design competition in May 2013.
What are the details of the Crown hotel?
The proposed Crown Sydney hotel resort plans to be Sydney’s first
6 Star international hotel, incorporating 350 luxury hotel rooms and
suites, world-class VIP gaming facilities, luxury apartments,
signature restaurants, bars, luxury retail outlets, pool and spa
facilities and conference rooms The proposed resort will be up to
275m tall and contain up to 77,500sqm GFA.
What are the key changes to the Barangaroo Concept Plan
under MOD 8:
The relocation of the hotel from the harbour pier onto land at
Barangaroo South has led to a number of other changes to the
master plan. These include:
• Reducing the total number of proposed buildings at Barangaroo
South to 13;
• Relocating the urban park to accommodate the new hotel location
while maintaining the proportion and quality of the public space;
• Revising the pier and southern cove to create a unique harbour
meeting place;
• Relocating the three approved residential towers further to the
south to accommodate the new park and optimise its solar
• Changing the heights of these three residential towers to allow for the
maximisation of public space at the ground plane, improve view
corridors and ensure that their formworks with neighbouring buildings,
particularly the hotel, on the city skyline. Two of the residential towers
are taller (250m and 210m) and one is shorter (107m);
• Increase the maximum GFA at Barangaroo South by 9% to
535,186sqm to accommodate the additional hotel rooms and the
hotel’s new uses (residential and gaming).
Barangaroo South will be a vibrant and accessible place for Sydneysiders and visitors to enjoy. It will be a new regional
business and financial hub and open up the western Sydney CBD to the harbour. It will have a mix of offices, apartments,
shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, an international resort, and will deliver public pedestrian and cycle access along the entire
2.2km waterfront promenade from Millers Point and the Rocks through to King Street Wharf and Darling Harbour.
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