The Cockle Bay project is part of ongoing work to maximise the NSW Government’s investment in the transformation of Darling Harbour. The works will focus on the wharves and jetties, which are at the end of their working life.
Construction will occur in stages, starting with demolition works on the Western Shore, from 2016.
The main objectives of the project are:
- to provide improved water based transport
- to provide more opportunities for people to enjoy the bay
- to significantly improve functional, urban design and heritage outcomes, and
- to deliver deliver new events infrastructure and improve the capability to deliver the events that bring Darling Harbour to life.
All works will be conducted from the water in ways which minimise noise and environmental impact. Working from the water also ensures bay views are maintained as much as possible, and visitors have access to the promenade.