North to Sydney City Industry Tour

From the north shore to the city, visit three recent projects that are changing the shape of Sydney’s public spaces.

Projects include:

  • Coal Loader Waverton (North Sydney Council)
  • Barangaroo Headlands (PWP and JPW)
  • Darling Harbour Live (Hassell)
  • Goods Line (Aspect)

Transport: Meeting at 12noon at Waverton, transport throughout tour by coach. The tour finishes at the Goods Line.

Meeting point: Coal Loader Waverton with the tour finishing at the Goods Line Broadway.

Projects and Speakers

Coal Loader

The last main stage of the redevelopment of the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability a major milestone of the Waverton Peninsula Strategic Master Plan will see the creation of one of Sydney’s largest publicly accessible green roof spaces on the old coal-loading platform. The concrete and sandstone platform structure is one hectare in size (you could fit seven Olympic-sized swimming pools side by side along its length) and when complete will be a multi-purpose recreational space with spectacular views of the harbour.

David Banbury, Landscape Architect, North Sydney Council

David is a graduate of the University of New South Wales and has worked in public and private sector roles. He has for a number of years now been landscape architect & project manager at North Sydney Council where he is responsible for planning, consultation, design and construction phases for Council’s major public open space projects.



PWP and JPW were part of the team re-creating the historic headland on an abandoned dock in Sydney Harbor. Inspired by vintage paintings, plans, and photography, all documented with geomorphological evidence. The new headland is distinguished from its historic model by incorporating an underground cultural center and a public garage. A shoreline walk provides major public access to encourage exercise and amusement; it features pedestrian and bicycle pathways separated by a sandstone wall that follows the 1836 shore edge.

Adrian Pilton, Founding Director, Johnson Pilton Walker

Adrian Pilton is an accomplished architect and landscape architect. With over 40 years of experience, and particular interests in urban and landscape design, Adrian has been involved in a very wide range of projects including the Australian Embassies in Beijing and Tokyo, extensions to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Governor Phillip Tower in Sydney, Sydney Olympic Boulevard and the Sydney Opera House.

For Barangaroo Reserve, JPW were awarded the commission as lead consultant in association with PWP Landscape Architecture for the design and documentation of the project, and continued to provide services to the contractor during construction.

Maria Rigoli, Landscape Architect

Maria Rigoli is a Registered Landscape Architecture and has been in the industry for more years than she cares to admit. Whilst at Johnson Pilton Walker, Maria was the project landscape architect throughout the design/construct process of Barangaroo Reserve, working closely with (Baulderstone) Lendlease.

Also including Darren Mason, Andreasens Green.

As the National Sales Director of Andreasens Green, Darren’s vision and values has seen the success of the pre growing order of this project, “The Barangaroo Point” as a collective effort from suppliers, consultants and the Andreasens Green Team. Darren will provide an overview of the role Andreasens Green is playing in the supply of plant material to the Barangaroo Point


Darling Harbour Live

The New South Wales Government partnered with the private sector to create Australia's largest convention, exhibition and entertainment facilities. This recently completed transformation of Sydney's Darling Harbour has deliver a world-class events precinct and represents a major urban renewal for the city – 'a once in a generation opportunity'.

HASSELL were engaged to masterplan the urban regeneration of the 20-hectare integrated precinct, as well as undertook the detailed delivery of the public domain that includes expanded parklands and open space, better connections to light rail public transport, new event and performance areas and enhanced gathering and meeting places – all intended to extend the urban fabric of the city and reconnect Darling Harbour and this entertainment precinct with Pyrmont, Ultimo, Haymarket and the CBD.

Angus Bruce, Principal, Head of Landscape Architecture, HASSELL

Angus Bruce is a Principal based in the Sydney studio and is Head of Landscape Architecture for HASSELL internationally. Angus has 30 years’ experience as a landscape architect and horticulturist within designed and constructed landscapes. Specialising in landscape architecture and built environments, his particular focus is on the project overlap between design, environment, art and social needs.

Angus was Principal Landscape Architect for the Darling Harbour transformation, leading the urban design and landscape architecture for the project for its full 5 year process - from the winning competition masterplan phase, through detail design and documentation, to the monitoring of the final construction works.


The Goods Line

The Goods Line brings the vision of a connected, sustainable and innovative Sydney one step closer. Forming a strategic link from Central Station to Chinatown and Darling Harbour, this elevated park has seen a disused rail corridor reimagined as a leafy, energised civic spine in Sydney’s most densely populated area.

Sacha Coles, Landscape Architect, Director ASPECT Studio

Sacha is the Director of ASPECT Studios and leads the Sydney Studio. He was responsible for the leadership of ASPECT Studios’ internationally awarded projects; The Goods Line, Pirrama Park, Darling Quarter and Barangaroo South. All of these projects are recognised as international best practice urban projects and have shaped the public life of Sydney in positive ways.

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Date: Thursday 12 October 2017

Time: 12 - 4:30pm

Location: Meeting at the Coal Loader Waverton with the tour finishing at the Goods Line Broadway, Sydney NSW

Cost: Free

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