First Nations-led design
Named after the Cammeraygal woman and influential leader of the Eora Nation, Barangaroo has more than 7,000 years of history and stories to tell. The land’s Traditional Custodians, the Gadigal, used the area for hunting, fishing, canoeing, and swimming, while its foreshore was a gathering place. The Country-led design is deeply rooted in a rich heritage, weaving together the threads of landscape, art, and architecture to create a place of connection, reconciliation, and regeneration.
Country-centred design initiatives will support regenerative ecology and natural systems, drawing insects, birds, and other fauna. A landscape of local, native plantings will speak directly of place, with tree species such as Sydney Red Gum, Casuarina and Cabbage Tree Palm featuring prominently, along with a variety of endemic grasses.
Water will also play a vital role in the new parkland, with runoff collected and filtered through the landscape before being returned to the Harbour in better condition.
The design incorporates significant public artworks revolving around the natural elements of water, wind, and moon, referred to as ‘vessels’ by AKIN. The elements all have special significance in Indigenous knowledge systems.
Read more about the Barangaroo Harbour Park project.