Member Story

Barangaroo is a cultural, residential, and business hub that weaves the past, present, and future with innovation, architecture, public spaces and iconic cultural attractions. This dynamic and connected precinct brings life back to Sydney Harbour’s western waterfront.


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Sustainability at Barangaroo is more than a commitment; it is a philosophy embedded into master planning, design, construction and Barangaroo’s day-to-day management and activities.

Guided by four key sustainability benchmarks – carbon neutrality, water positivity, zero waste emissions, and community wellbeing – the precinct aims to reduce and offset all energy consumption, manage waste responsibly, recycle more water than it imports and ensure a continual focus on wellbeing to create spaces that enhance quality of life for people, plants, and wildlife. 

Through ongoing collaboration between the NSW Government and Barangaroo’s developers and tenants Barangaroo is sustainable today and for the future.


Barangaroo is Australia’s first mixed-use precinct to be certified as carbon neutral under Climate Active and is continuing this legacy by maintaining its carbon neutral status for five years in a row. 

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Member since 2019


Barangaroo has entered into a landmark 25-year Green Product Purchase Agreement which will significantly contribute towards achieving the precinct’s carbon neutrality to 2050.

"Barangaroo's Climate Active certification demonstrates that carbon abatement and carbon neutrality is possible in large-scale urban renewal projects, providing a proven model for sustainable renewal projects across Australia and internationally."

The NSW Government has a long-standing commitment for the Barangaroo Precinct to be a world-class sustainable and Climate Positive Development. Together, the NSW Government, Lendlease and Crown Sydney Resort have been working to deliver on this shared commitment.

A key component of the emissions reduction strategy for the Precinct is the on-site centralised infrastructure, which includes:

  • A highly efficient central chilled water plant with harbour heat rejection
  • An embedded electricity network
  • Significant onsite solar photovoltaics
  • A recycled water treatment plant.

Barangaroo has also acted as the catalyst for the development of the Climate Active Precinct Standard, which was developed for Barangaroo and are now used and referred to by other precincts and developments across Australia.