PRECINCT NEWS

APRIL 2014

 

EASTER IN
WALSH BAY

Intimate and Relaxed:  Easter is a perfect time to discover the unique waterfront experience that is Walsh Bay.  With over 20 choices for food and drinks, you will be amazed by the intimate atmosphere each has to offer.  Set amongst the historic Walsh Bay Wharves and enjoying a picturesque north facing waterfront location, it doesn't get better than Walsh Bay.

      
                  
Enjoy a relaxed stroll around the wharves and take in the well organised and informative Self Guided History Walk.   At the same time you will encompass the Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk.  As with "Sculptures by the Sea" you can witness some amazing large scale sculptures exhibited in a picturesque waterfront environment, however at Walsh Bay, curtesy of the fantastic support of Transfield, the Sculptures are in place all year round allowing you to view them in a relaxed pace, without the crowds.   
You can also remember 21 legends of Australian Stage and Screen with the Walsh Bay Theatre Walk around the apron of Pier 2/3.  The 21 theatre stars have at some point lived in NSW and each has made a vast contribution to the State's vibrant theatre scene.

DOWNLOADS:  Click on the links below for a map and information on each of the walks.
History Walk - 12 Stops providing a running commentary of life in Walsh Bay at various stages in History from the Plague in 1900 to the modern arts, cultural, business and residential precinct of today.
Theatre Walk - A list of 21 legends of Theatre. 
Sculpture Walk - Includes an Audio Tour with details of the seven sculptures on Display

          
 

VIVID SYDNEY

23 MAY TO 9 JUNE: A Festival of Light, Music and Ideas!  Each year the Festival gets bigger and better.  Last Year over 800,000 people came into the city for the Vivid Festival.  Similar or greater numbers are expected for this year.  
Plan Ahead: Avoid the mayhem of finding somewhere to eat.  Book a table for dinner in Walsh Bay and take in the Walsh Bay leg of Vivid, either before or after you tackle the crowds in Circular Quay and Darling Harbour.
Car Free: This year Vivid is being promoted as a Car Free Event.  Road closures will effect much of the City including Walsh Bay.  So leave your car at home, and make the most of the extra Public Transport to ensure you enjoy the event.  Remember you CANNOT SEE any installations from your car.
More information about Traffic Control for Walsh Bay Residents and Businesses will be distributed by the Precinct Manager closer to the event and will be posted on the Walsh Bay Website www.walshbay.com.au

Seniors Week 
History Walk

After Dinner Walking Group: The Walsh Bay Precinct and City of Sydney Council hosted a Guided History Walk for Seniors, as part of Seniors Week.  The walk was combined pedestrian safety with the history walk and finished with coffee and cake at the Sydney Dance Lounge, Many thanks Danny.  It was designed to let seniors know what a safe city Sydney is after dinner, and that there are amazing places like Walsh Bay still to discover.
The Precinct Manager provided a guided tour for approximately 30 people from all over sydney including some Walsh Bay Residents around the Walsh Bay History Walk. 
A great time was had by all.  Everybody was amazed at how well the the history of Walsh Bay is displayed and even the locals were surprised by some of the things they learnt.
The Walsh Bay History Walk is designed to be a Self-Guided Tour.  Simply follow the easy to find plaques around the Precinct and learn about Sydney's amazing maritime history.   The Walk covers everything from the plague in 1900 to the modern arts precinct of today.  Download the History Walk Notes from the Walsh Bay Website.

Barangaroo

Headland Park: Once again the tides of Sydney Harbour are gently washing up against a sandstone foreshore at the northern end of Barangaroo.  The concrete edge of the old wharf has been cut away and replaced by hundreds of sandstone blocks that lead into the harbour. The design of new foreshore has been inspired by the original headland which once stood in this location.
CLICK HERE for a Short Video

Barangaroo Update

Barangaroo South: Construction has resumed after the much publicised fire.  The development continues to evolve with the Commercial tower (2) reaching level 17. The construction of the first 2 residential buildings has commenced and will come out of the ground by mid-year.
Barangaroo Central: The NSW Government has launched an international call for world leading proposals from the national and international property industry to develop Central Barangaroo.  The BDA advise that they will be applying to increase the Floor area approved in the original master plan.  Works will commence shortly on the waterfront promenade and the Public Space and is due to be completed at the same time as the headland park in mid 2015.
Upcoming Open Day: 
Lend Lease and Baulderstone will host a public open day in the coming months, offering an opportunity to see Sydney’s newest waterfront precinct under construction.
Last year about 1,000 people took part in the headland park open day, getting a special preview of this unique project. We will place details about the 2014 open day on our website in coming weeks.
The Precinct Manager will distribute more details as soon as they are on hand.

Watch Progress on the Barangaroo WEBCAM HERE

Click HERE to download the latest Barangaroo Newsletter. 

SYDNEY WRITERS FESTIVAL

19 - 25 MAY: Sydney Writers’ Festival marks that special time of the year when the city is transformed by readers and writers. Down at Walsh Bay the atmosphere is electric, with thousands of book lovers soaking up a world of ideas.
This year the Festival explores writing that challenges, provokes and questions our concepts of culture, history and identity. Over 400 authors bring their insight and knowledge, their creativity and contemplation, to help us see life from different perspectives. Pushing all kinds of boundaries, the writers will make you laugh, bring you to tears and lead you to places you’ve never been. They will educate, enlighten and expose the truth, the lies and the grey bits in between. 
As always Walsh Bay is transformed into a marvellous Festival atmosphere with Pop-Up Food and Bar options, outdoor seating, screens and speakers make sure you don't have to miss anything.   
There is so much on the Program you don't want to miss, so visit the Sydney Writers Festival Website [CLICK HERE] to plan your Festival.

Award Winning

Bar Cycle: Won Coffee Stop of the Year!  Bar Cycle was voted as the BEST Coffee Stop from over 500 nominees by Cyclists in this years awards.  The Awards are run by "Cyclist Magazine" the premier Cycling Magazine in Australia and NZ.

This award highlights, not only the quality of the cafe but also the sense of community in Walsh Bay.
CONGRATULATIONS ALBERTO

CONGRATULATIONS
TO
ONE OF OUR OWN

JACOB McCORY: Placed 6th in the Country in the recent Australian Athletics National Championships for the U18, 100m Hurdles.
Over the last several months Jacob persevered with physio and successfully healed from a spinal stress fracture, a common injury amongst hurdlers. He achieved a new PB and took 1st place in his heat on March 13 which qualified him to represent NSW at Homebush. 
Jacob is the son of Sheri Sanders, who lives on Pier 6/7.  Our congrats to Jacob and best wishes with success in future competitions!

WILD OATS

Associated with Quality: Wild Oats Wines considered Walsh Bay as the perfect location to showcase their quality selection of wines.  Wild Oats X, the smaller sister of Wild Oats XI, Australia's most successful Ocean Racing Yacht with 7 Sydney To Hobart Wins and the race record, was moored at Pier 2.  The combination of a Quality Recognisable Yacht, in a Quality Recognisable Maritime Precinct provided the perfect compliment to a Quality Recognisable Wine.

CAN TOO
COCKTAILS

AMANDA AND JANE: The Walsh Bay Dynamic Duo have been treading the pavement to raise money for Cancer Research!
They Need Your Help!
And What Better excuse to get together with neighbours at the coolest new bar in Sydney.
Join them for Cocktails and Nibbles
Sunday 13 April
3pm to 5pm
Seawall Bar and 
Restaurant
$50 gets you in and entitles you to a couple of the best drinks in town and some fine finger food.
All precedes go to Can Too - Get your tickets today from

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