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Project Manager : Project Manager Aug Sept 2013
30 Project Manager • CAREER CENTRE the Barangaroo project, including architects, urban designers, engineers, sustainability experts, builders, project managers and everything in between. “I have to make sure the whole team works seamlessly together to the same timetable to produce the best outcome for Sydney and all our stakeholders,” says Wilson. Wilson is also required to engage with Lend Lease’s key stakeholders so that everyone is kept informed about what is coming up and what is planned, listening to what they have to say and factoring their views into the company’s “ forward thinking”. For the NSW Government’s part, it has acknowledged the necessary complex public, private and community stakeholder involvement associated with Barangaroo and has given the BDA Board the leading role to ma nage these relationships. The BDA’s CEO John Tabart is an urban renewal veteran, having headed the development of Melbourne’s Docklands area. Its Board of seven members, including Tabart and chaired by businessman and political consultant Terry Moran, says its strategy focus is on Barangaroo’s economic and cultural benefits. It requires Lend Lease and others to deliver quarterly key performance indicators for the project, outlining whether or not targets are being met. It is also the Treasury, keeping tabs on the accounts and writing them into annual reports. “ We aim to engage, inform and inspire the community as Barangaroo delivers on its promise. Regular com munication and consultation with wider Sydney and the local community is a key part of our operation,” says Moran. “ Barangaroo is not just about this precinct but about Sydney and its role in our nation. Ever y aspect creates opportunities that extend far beyond the development itself.” Wilson says his ultimate goal is the safe deliver y of the urban transformation, ensuring that it is delivered on time and on budget. “For me it is a legacy project that future generations can enjoy, learn from and be proud of.” ( not targets are being met. It is also the Treasury, IT HAS MEANT EXTENSIVE RESEARCH INTO FUTURE OFFICE, RETAIL, LEISURE AND HOUSING TRENDS AND DISCUSSIONS WITH KEY STAKEHOLDERS ABOUT WHAT THEY WANT FROM THE CITY BARANGAROO FACT FILE • Name: Barangaroo was a Kamaraygal woman and wife of Bennelong, and a communicator between local Aboriginal people and the British. • Location: Former container port on the western harbour foreshore of the Sydney CBD, covering 22 hectares, owned by the NSW Government and managed by the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, created under an Act in 2009. • Concept: To build a world- leading sustainable community, combining a commercial precinct (dominated by three high-rise office towers with around 320,000m2 of office space), residential buildings (100,000m2 in eight buildings with around 800 apartments), shops, an international hotel, restaurants, culture centre, public recreation space for events and leisure activities, a six hectare forested park, waterfront promenade and public pier in three distinct areas: Headland Park, Barangaroo Central and Barangaroo South. When completed it will house 23,000 workers and residents, and host an estimated 33,000 visitors daily. • Timeframe: from concept stage in 2012, a 20-year development. • Budget: $6 billion AIPM15_28-33_CareerCentre.indd 30 13/08/13 2:50 PM
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