Harbourside vision closer to reality as construction commences

In a major milestone, Australian property giant Mirvac has broken ground on the $2-billion Harbourside mixed-use precinct in Sydney on Gadigal Country.

Construction has commenced on the mixed-use waterfront complex that will comprise shops, dining, magnetic workplaces, and a 42-storey tower of luxury apartments. The first sod was turned on Thursday 27 July, 2023.

Snohetta+Hassell’s collaborative vision for the new Harbourside precinct, developed with Indigenous design partner Djinjama, proposes significant public realm offerings including 10,000sqm of public open space, restaurants, bars, retail, a new park, and connections from Pyrmont to the waterfront.

Hassell Managing Director Liz Westgarth says the Harbourside will form a vibrant precinct consistent with the Pyrmont Peninsula Place Strategy.

The design includes new open spaces for the public and a future-focused workplace campus set to respond to current and evolving demands for a range of commercial tenancies. A considered urban retail hub will incorporate dining, international flagship stores, an urban food market and lane ways of boutique and café outlets creating a dynamic and active neighbourhood.”

— Managing Director Liz Westgarth

The $2-billion Harbourside project is hailed as the critical missing piece” in the NSW government’s $15 billion overhaul of the harbour front west of the CBD.

Harbourside is set for completion in 2026.


Sydney, Australia