Working in collaboration with architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Taylor Cullity Lethlean, Arup’s multidisciplinary team is providing advice on both creating a more connected and active precinct and upgrading the busy ferry wharves. The Arup team covers more than 30 technical disciplines including engineering, environmental, sustainability, planning, security and transport specialists.
With the support of specialist sub-consultants, Arup is working to improve the flow and movement of people within this public, commercial and residential area.
TfNSW says the community feedback will help shape the early designs. The project will then move into detailed design and statutory planning.
The project’s vision statement is ‘Australia’s waterfront to the world’, with TfNSW describing Circular Quay as currently ‘tired’. “Its public spaces do not meet the expectations of customers or the standards of a global city like Sydney. Its infrastructure is ageing and costly to maintain; and it won’t support future demand for services.”