Epic Garden Island Plan Tipped To ‘Evolve’ Sydney Harbour

And bring $15b to the economy too

Epic Garden Island Plan Tipped To ‘Evolve’ Sydney Harbour Image: Urban Taskforce by LAVA

A $15 billion cash injection could soon be coming to Sydney with the creation of a new cruise line terminal precinct on Garden Island.

Following a report by former Deputy NSW Premier Peter Collins, architecture firm Urban Taskforce has conjured a major facelift to the Sydney Harbour which would see land shared with the Australian Navy.

Urban Taskforce CEO Chris Johnson said the "big growth in cruise liners" stopping off in Sydney Harbour would need to see a new terminal created east of the Harbour Bridge.

“The NSW Government has asked former Deputy Premier, Peter Collins, to see if a new cruise line terminal can be accommodated along with Navy uses on Garden Island," he said.

“To contribute to discussion on how Garden Island could evolve the Urban Taskforce has commissioned international architects LAVA to look at how Garden Island could evolve over future decades as the Navy uses were relocated.”

Image:  Urban Taskforce by LAVA

Johnson says his vision for the new precinct could echo the development of Barangaroo in order to “help accommodate Sydney’s growing population”.

“Barangaroo is an example of this revitalisation where container shipping uses were relocated to Port Kembla and the site was redeveloped with commercial, retail and residential buildings. In a similar manner to Barangaroo the northern part of the site at Garden Island wound remain as parkland,” he said.

“The imaginative proposal by Chris Bosse of LAVA architects continues their expressive approach to architecture through many competition proposals. LAVA have offices in Australia and Europe and were named European Architects of the Year in 2016.”