This afternoon, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell released two reports: the Barangaroo Delivery Authority Board’s detailed response to the Barangaroo Review and the Peer Review of Remediation.
Mr O’Farrell said that the Barangaroo Board had provided him with its detailed response to the review and that he would endorse its recommendations.
Barangaroo has a very important task to contribute to enhancing Sydney as an international city, and this objective must be delivered. Importantly, the response from the Barangaroo Delivery Authority includes measurable key performance indicators which will be reported to the Premier regularly.
The review response made eleven key recommendations in the six categories of:
1. Engagement with all of Sydney and NSW
2. Leadership and Governance
3. Transport and Infrastructure
4. Sustainability and Remediation
5. Sydney’s Public Waterfront
6. Design Excellence
These recommendations represent the key components of a comprehensive plan to successfully develop the Barangaroo precinct to meet community expectations and the clear economic, cultural and strategic objectives the Government has set for Barangaroo.
Also released today was an expert review of remediation plans for Barangaroo which finds assessment and planning for cleaning up the site’s historic contamination has been of a “consistently high standard”.
The report supports the findings of the Sussex and Penn Review “... that those responsible for the development of the site intend to remediate the site safely and in accordance with best practice.”
The NSW Government has accepted and will adopt the recommendations of the Peer Review Panel.
Click here to view the Premier’s media release
Click here to view the Board Response to the Barangaroo Review
Click here to view the Barangaroo Independent Remediation Review Panel Report