APRIL 2016


Walsh Bay - Arts Precinct

Architect Appointed:  Tonkin Zulaikha has been appointed Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (TZG) to design the $139 million redevelopment of Walsh Bay Arts Precinct.
TZG was appointed through a selected tender process and will coordinate design across the precinct.
The redevelopment centres around two piers in Walsh Bay. Pier 4/5 will be redeveloped with upgraded spaces for the Sydney Theatre Company, Australian Theatre for Young People and Bangarra Dance Company. Pier 2/3, the last undeveloped pier in Walsh Bay, will be transformed into a new 450-seat auditorium for the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
A new waterfront square will be created between Pier 4/5 and Pier 2/3 with steps leading down to the water. The square will work in tandem with a floating stage supported by sliding bridges, connecting the two wharves, which will turn the waterfront into a performance space. During performances and special events, the bridges and stage can be moved to suit a range of performance needs.

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Sunday May 8:  There is nowhere better to show Mum how important she is on Mothers Day than Walsh Bay.  
With a choice of over 20 restaurants to choose from you are sure to find the perfect combination of cuisine, atmosphere and outlook to relax and enjoy a lovely time with your mum.
Click HERE for a full list of Walsh Bay restaurants.

Belle Shakespear

New Home at Pier 2/3: The Federal Government has announced a $1 million contribution to the Bell Shakespeare capital campaign, which will help the company secure a permanent home at Sydney’s Pier 2/3.
Minister for the Arts Mitch Fifield said, ‘Bell Shakespeare’s new facility will be a fitting tribute to its Founding Artistic Director John Bell AO, who retired from his role with the company at the end of last year.’
‘I’m extremely grateful to the Australian Government for this extraordinary investment in Bell Shakespeare, which recognises our contribution to Australian cultural life,’ John Bell said.
‘I am delighted the company, led by Peter Evans, will finally have security at its home at Pier 2/3 in Sydney.

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Deckchair Arts

Walsh Bay comes alive: The Deckchair Arts Festival was better than ever this year and received some fantastic press.  Deckchair Arts promotes Walsh Bay as a thriving Arts Precinct.
Attendance was up this year and they were treated to an amazing array of performances from various resident performing arts organisations.
Hosted by Simmer in the Bay, Deckchair arts features in the last week of The Spectrum Now Festival each year.
Simmer would love to see more residents next year.
Click Here for the SMH article.  Put it in your diary for next year!

High Tea for Mum 
at Walsh Bay Kitchen 

Walsh Bay's Newest Restaurant: If you haven’t noticed it already, Walsh Bay Kitchen has opened its doors, taking over the old Hickson Road Bistro site located within Roslyn Packer Theatre. With a sleek new fit out paying homage to its theatrical setting, oozing mood and drama, Walsh Bay Kitchen’s menu samples delicious and innovative new Australian fare, created by Head Chef, Kay Hwang. When working your way through the menu, diners can indulge in seared scallops with almond butter, squid ink and finger lime or wagyu flat iron, salsa verde and creamy potato or Jasmine tea smoked duck breast with parsnip and Korean BBQ sauce, a house specialty.

For Saturday lunch, Walsh Bay Kitchen is offering a high tea experience with a twist. Enjoy a glass of bubbles on arrival, assorted sweet and savoury bites and a tea or coffee for $39 per person.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Sunday May 8, if Mum loves high tea and the theatre, this experience is not to be missed!
To make a reservation, please call 9250 1990 or book online.

World Youth Championships

Jacob McCorry: We're happy to announce that one of our very own pier residents, Jacob McCorry, has been selected to represent Australia at the World Junior U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz Poland this July. The IAAF World Championships are the pinnacle global athletics competition for athletes from around the world and a definitive stepping stone towards Olympic competition. Jacob recently ranked #1 in Australia for the Men's U20 110M Hurdles after the Australia National Championships in Perth mid March. Jacob balances an intense training program as well as studying Commerce at Macquarie University. We wish him all the best!"


Remediation Update: Site preparation work has started for the ‘dig, treat and backfill’ remediation of contaminated material at Barangaroo. Residents and visitors may notice new tents and air filtration systems on site, along with workers wearing protective equipment. Extensive monitoring is in place to ensure there is no impact on people or the environment from these works.
The Authority continues to work to minimise impacts on local residents and businesses, as well as road users and visitors. Construction hours are 7am – 6pm Monday to Friday, and 7am – 5pm on Saturday.
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Spoil Your Mum on Mothers Day

Theatre Bar at the end of the wharf - Pier 4/5, Walsh Bay: Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day!.  Enjoy a very special three course lunch designed by award winning Chef, Geoff Haviland at The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf .
Reserve a table for Sunday 8th May. Enjoy fabulous food, service and the breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour.
Price: $75 per person 3 course menu. $25 per child* 2 course menu (*12 years and under)

For more information:  
Reservations essential:
Call 02 8399 3055 during office hours.

Sydney Writers Festival

May 16-22: Walsh Bay is the home of the Sydney Writers Festival.  Each year the Precinct comes alive with people and stories! 
This year's theme, "Bibliotherapy", urges us to stop, think and talk about the role reading and writing plays in our lives. 
With over 380 Australian Authors and 65 international guests, you will be sure to find something that sparked your interest.

Download the Full Program.

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Walsh Bay Residents

Marie-France Group introduce Mani:  We are excited to introduce Mani, a new addition to our growing Marie-France Group Walsh Bay team.

Originally from London, more recently from Double Bay, Mani brings a wealth of experience to our salon.

RECEIVE a complimentary CUT & BLOW-DRY with every colour with Mani at Marie-France Group Hair & Beauty Boutique Walsh Bay during the month of May.

Valid until 31 May 2016. Terms and conditions apply. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. See for details.

Download the offer here

New York Marathon

Walsh Bay Dynamic Duo: Walsh Bay residents Amanda and David Russell are training for the New York Marathon - a first Marathon for both of them.
As if this is not fantastic enough they are doing it to raise money for "Cantoo" a charity that supports young Australian Cancer Researchers.

As part of their fundraising, they are selling the Entertainment Books - YOU KNOW - the ones that have been around for years!!! For every book sold they raise $14 for young Australian Cancer researchers - doesn’t sound like much but it all adds up! The books are now also available in digital form, so you don't need to remember to take the book with you - just download the app onto your phone. 

For those in Sydney there are some extraordinary restaurants they include Longrain, Akis, Ottos, Pilu, Red Lantern and the list just goes on.

Support your neighbours and enjoy great offers.
Click on the link HERE to order your "Entertainment Book."
Or donate directly to David or Amanda on their Cantoo Page.


Community Forum - Wednesday 27 April At 5.30pm : Join us for the next Barangaroo community meeting on Wednesday 27 April 2016 at 5:30pm. The session runs for one hour, and will include general project updates from the Authority and Lendlease. These will be followed by presentations by subject matter experts on upcoming works including the remediation of Barangaroo and Hickson Road, and the Harbour Control Tower deconstruction. Everyone is welcome to attend in our Kent Street offices. Bookings are not required.
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Arts and Commerce

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