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Darling Harbour

Property NSW owns and manages the 60 hectare Darling Harbour site, which includes 28 hectares of water, known as Cockle Bay. The oldest surviving electrically operated swing span bridge in the world, Pyrmont Bridge has connected the eastern and western sides of Cockle Bay since 1902.

Property NSW is responsible for 19 head leases, 32 licences and 63 tenancies throughout Darling Harbour (including berthing licences).

The precinct is a family oriented playground for all ages. Alongside a fine array of waterside dining, fashionable nightspots and cultural events, the area also boasts some of Sydney’s most compelling attractions including:

About 26 million visitors flock to Darling Harbour each year.

The thriving precinct is now home to Australia’s new premier International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney).

To discover what's on in Darling Harbour, visit

Sponsorship opportunities


The NSW Government will establish an advisory committee to guide the long-term vision of one of Sydney's most culturally significant sites, the Chinese Garden of Friendship at Darling Harbour.

The Committee will provide independent advice on the long-term planning and strategic management of the Garden, helping to inform a 10-year plan for the site.

It will provide advice regarding future use of the one-hectare site including preservation of its heritage and cultural significance and enhancement of its use.

The Committee will consist of up to nine members with qualifications and skills in the areas of Chinese arts and culture; Chinese horticulture and garden design; heritage and conservation; education; tourism and hospitality; and business and commerce.

Expressions of Interest to join the Committee have now closed.