While some of the world’s most famous harbour cities reclaim land on their foreshore, Sydney’s Barangaroo increases its water and foreshore areas by more than three hectares, with the creation of two new coves. The former container terminal is also water positive, returning more water than it uses.
Developer of the 7.5 hectare Barangaroo South, Lendlease engaged Cardno’s expertise to rehabilitate the brownfield site so it could be transformed into a world-class, environmentally-friendly, mixed development destination.
Barangaroo South consists of commercial, hospitality, residential and retail precincts which seamlessly interact with the Sydney Harbour foreshore and existing road and pedestrian networks.
Lendlease also relied on Cardno’s innovative water solutions to ensure the site was water positive, to mitigate the risk of climate change-induced sea level rise and design an environmentally-accredited stormwater solution.
We assisted in the implementation of an integrated water management system which exports recycled water in greater quantities that potable water is imported into Barangaroo South. The site-wide approach focused on reducing demand for potable water while also sewer mining to provide an additional source of recycled water.
And Cardno designed proprietary filtration devices which remove suspended solids and nutrients from stormwater runoff before discharging into Sydney Harbour, ensuring the site’s 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating.