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Site visit

Site Visit


When registering you will need to select one of these two. All visits will depart from the Hyatt Regency at the conclusion of the conference at lunchtime on Tueday 16 October and return to the hotel before 5:00pm.

Numbers are limited.

TOUR 1: Barangaroo and Darling Harbour Precinct

Hosted by Lend Lease, which was selected as the Developer of Barangaroo South by the Barangaroo Delivery Authority (BDA) in December 2009, this tour will begin with a briefing about the International Towers. The precinct is Sydney’s largest urban renewal project since the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

A former container wharf has been transformed into a vibrant new waterfront financial district, with a mix of world class sustainable office space, premium residential buildings, as well as a shopping, dining, hotel, hospitality and public space.

The tour will then move to Darling Harbour. Darling Harbour historically had its origin as wharf facilities and a railyard. However beginning in 1988, and coinciding with Australia’s bicentenary, Darling Harbour was progressively revdeveloped into a convention, exhibition facilities, restaurant, leisure, retail and entertainment precinct.

In 2012, the NSW State Government announced plans for an extensive further redevelopment of Darling Harbour which also extended into the adjacent neighbourhood. This included renewal of the existing convention and exhibition centres and other established facilities completed in the intial redevelopment. Lend Lease has been a major contractor in the NSW Government’s 20-hectare transformation of Darling Harbour.

The International Convention Centre, Sydney (ICC Sydney) was delivered by Public Private Partnership, and is the $1.1 billion 14-hectare centrepiece of a $3.4 billion overall redevelopment.

With some facilities already completed and others under construction, the site tour will provide AJBCC and JABCC members with briefings on the overall concept and issues to be faced.

TOUR 2: Innovation: Sydney Hub

The Sydney Startup Hub is an initiative of the NSW Government to promote start-ups and innovators. It is a purpose designed facility in the office precinct of Sydney. The Sydney Hub brings together incubators, accelerators, corporates and Government in one building.

Occupants represent the diversity of the startup community and include: smaller and larger firms; newer and more experienced firms; the profit and not-for-profit sectors; and a range of industry sectors (beyond ICT).

The Sydney Hub’s incubator residents include Stone & Chalk, Fishburners, Tank Stream Labs and The Studio.

In addition corporate and government residents include Microsoft’s Accelerator program, Caltex’s C-Lab, Transport for NSW’s Future Transport Digital Accelerator and The Department of Finance, Services and Innovation’s innovation concierge.

The tour will explain how start-ups are nurtured and show how the working environment is designed to encourage collaboration.