Sea green

The Barangaroo Harbor area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, was once a bustling harbor, with warehouses and ships crowding the waterfront. In recent years, however, traffic at the 22,000-hectare (54,363-acre) site petered out, leaving a dismal spread of disused container wharves. This article discusses the AUD6 billion redevelopment project to remove the blight on Sydney's waterfront and rejuvenate the local economy. It overviews the project's scope from the initial comprehensive review process, the public display of proposals and the launch of the competition for the public domain design of Headland Park. It describes how the team maximized every feasible opportunity to make the project sustainable, for example, by using on-site solar power generators, combined with an off-site solar farm in the region to create more electricity than the development will use. It then details how the Barangaroo team kept sustainability in mind throughout the construction process. The article also examines how the team m
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