TOWER FOR DARLING HARBOUR
PLANS for another major redevelopment at Darling Harbour have been revealed, this time focussed on the Cockle Bay Wharf precinct facing the new International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney).
An application lodged with the NSW Department of Planning shows a proposal for a 235m tower and retail complex on the city side of the bay, featuring restaurants, bars, shopping outlets and public spaces on an open rooftop (pictured).
The existing complex, which was opened in 1998 and includes the Dockside events venue, would be demolished under the proposal.
A spokesperson for the Dockside Group told Business
Events News it was too early to say what the impact of the proposal would be, however the venue would remain open in the medium term.
“It is business as usual for Dockside and we are excited to see what the future holds,” the spokesperson said.
The tower planning application is now open for public comment and says the development would “vastly improve” pedestrian access and connectivity with several neighbouring areas of the city.
It includes a land bridge to cover the existing Western Distributor motorway and link the site to the western CBD.
The latest proposal joins other projects around Darling Harbour in planning or under construction, including a luxury hotel for the former IMAX theatre site, a new Sofitel tower alongside ICC Sydney, a high-rise Ritz-Carlton at The Star Sydney and James Packer’s Crown Sydney at Barangaroo.