Barangaroo is a new neighborhood in Sydney, Australia. Its name comes from the Aboriginal word for “young woman”. It was previously a port and industrial area. In 2007, the Australian government released plans for this project – to transform it into one of Sydney’s largest urban renewal projects in history. The redevelopment includes new residential apartments, office spaces, public green space, transportation links like parks, bike lanes, and pedestrian streets, and a mix of retail, restaurants, and cafes.
The redevelopment is expected to take 15 years. When it’s finished in 2030, there will be 12 hectares (30 acres) of new parkland for people to enjoy on the waterfront; 20 kilometers (12 miles) of cycle paths linking Barangaroo with Sydney’s central business district; and 200 residential apartments that range from studios up to five-bedroom homes – all designed by world-class architects like Renzo Piano and Jean Nouvel.
Here are some fun facts about the neighborhood:
The Barangaroo neighborhood is one of the safest in Sydney, with the latest in surveillance and green technology. It is a great place to live, work, or visit.