Campbells Cove upgrade receives green light
The historic Campbells Cove promenade along Sydney Harbour will undergo a major $15 million upgrade following approval from the NSW Government.
Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello said the waterfront changes will protect the heritage fabric of the precinct for future generations and improve public open space for visitors.
“The Rocks precinct attracts more than 14 million visitors a year, contributing $400 million to the NSW economy. This upgrade is a boon for Sydney and will enhance the visitor experience for locals and tourists,” Mr Dominello said.
“By revitalising our historic gems and iconic sites, we are shining a spotlight on Sydney and ensuring The Rocks is added to every tourist’s bucket list.”
The upgrades include a levelling and widening of the existing promenade to 10-metres; a waterfront leisure area and amphitheatre for public events; east-west connections from the promenade to Hickson Road and The Rocks; and enhanced connections to the new Overseas Passenger Terminal wharf extension.
Lighting and signage will also be improved throughout the precinct, and increased wheelchair accessibility will encourage a greater flow of visitors to the area.
The upgrades complement the privately funded $32 million upgrade to the historic Campbell’s Stores at The Rocks that will include a new fine dining area with world class restaurants, cafes and bars.
The upgrades will commence in April and be completed later this year.
Artist’s impressions can be found here: