Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance has toured the rapidly progressing tunnel that will link one of Sydney’s busiest transport interchanges to the city’s emerging western harbourfront.
Wynyard Walk will link Wynyard Station to Barangaroo, allowing 20,000 pedestrian movements every hour.
“This build has been big and a long time coming, but it will open up the city centre to what will become Sydney’s newest global financial precinct and recreational public space at Barangaroo,” Mr Constance said.
Construction is progressing well on Wynyard Walk with the internal fit out now underway, escalators installed, Sussex Street Bridge complete and the steel frame of the impressive canopy now in place above the new Napoleon Plaza.
“I’m pleased to confirm today that this world-class, fully accessible link will be open to the public in mid-September to coincide with the opening of the third commercial tower at Barangaroo South.
“Once complete, Barangaroo is expected to accommodate up to 23,000 workers and attract up to 33,000 visitors per day.”
Features of Wynyard Walk include:
- A 9-metre wide underground fully accessible pedestrian tunnel approximately 180m long.
- A 6 minute walk to Barangaroo avoiding steep inclines and intersections
- Napoleon Plaza – an upgraded pedestrian precinct
- Sussex Street pedestrian bridge with lifts, escalators and stairs connecting to Barangaroo.
Mr Constance also said work will begin in the coming months on the $30 million next stage of the Wynyard Station upgrade once the current capacity improvement work is complete. Improvements to platforms, entrances, escalators, lifts and lobby upgrades will improve access and the experience for customers.