Darling Harbour LIVE Construction Work
Work is about to start on Sydneyâ€™s new international convention, exhibition and entertainment hub.
From 9 December, once the existing convention and exhibition centre closes, site preparation works for the Darling Harbour Live project will begin inside the existing buildings and on Darling Drive and Exhibition Place. Approved hours of work are between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday and between 7am and 5pm on Saturdays.
Work inside the existing convention and exhibition centre - Work will be conducted inside the existing buildings to remove sections of the interior fittings and disconnect services. These activities wonâ€™t be noticeable from the outside, except for some light trucks and workers entering and leaving the site via the existing access points.
Work on Darling Drive and Exhibition Place - In Darling Drive and Exhibition Place, there will be the installiation of temporary hoardings and starting initial infrastructure works. Traffic control will be in place as needed and there will be two-way vehicle access at all times.
Key activities will include investigating underground services and removing the Monorail concrete pedestals, median strips and some street lighting. We will also be installing new temporary street lighting and building two new temporary pedestrian crossings located south of the Pier Street roundabout and north of the existing Convention light rail station.
To allow this important infrastructure work to start, we will also be removing some trees and vegetation from Darling Drive and Exhibition Place. The Darling Harbour Live project will create more public space and for every tree removed; at least one tree will be planted. The detailed plans for the public space are currently being developed by Darling Harbour Live with Infrastructure NSW and Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.
Pedestrian access - During this stage of work, there will be no change to pedestrian access to Darling Harbour.
Site closure during the holidays - During the holidays, no Darling Harbour Live construction work will occur from 21 December. We will return to work on 6 January.
Whatâ€™s next? Darling Harbour is a buzz of activity around this time of the year, with exciting events such as Santa Fest, New Yearâ€™s Eve and Australia Day celebrations. Because of this, we wonâ€™t start installing hoarding around the existing convention and exhibition centre until after the Australia Day public holiday on Monday 27 January, after which time demolition works will begin. We will provide more information about our activities in the New Year.
For more information, please contact the Darling Harbour Live Community Engagement team on 1300 799 026 or email@example.com. Find out more HERE