SWIMMERS CAN NOW TAKE A DIP AT BARANGAROO
Summertime at Barangaroo just got a lot cooler with the community now able to dip in Sydney’s famous harbour waters with a new a swimming enclosure at Marrinawi Cove, located at the northern end of Barangaroo Reserve.
Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport Rob Stokes said Marrinawi Cove was the first new harbour swimming spot to open west of the Harbour Bridge in more than 50 years, demonstrating the NSW Government’s commitment to building more recreation facilities for future generations.
“Our city stopped building ocean and harbour pools more than half a century ago – it’s past time to provide more great, safe public places to swim,” Mr Stokes said.
“Being able to swim at Marranawi Cove is only possible because we have invested in cleaning up our harbour from industrial wastelands to aquatic playgrounds”.
“We’ll continue to explore more ways to increase public access to the harbour for swimming and water sports across urban renewal sites including Barrangaroo, Blackwattle Bay and Bays West.”
Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich said swimming at Marrinawi Cove was a great opportunity to provide more public recreation at Barangaroo.
“This is a major win for the community who have advocated for the ban on swimming to be lifted.”
“Marrinawi Cove offers a fitting foundation for a swimming enclosure, and we know for thousands of years our traditional custodians, the Gadigal, used the land around
Barangaroo for fishing, canoeing and swimming,” Mr Greenwich said.
To ensure the community can swim safely, safety netting, signage and a new shower has been installed. Following the summer period, the NSW Government will review how the enclosure has been used before considering whether further facilities, such as decking or ladders to enter the water are required. More opportunities for swimming around the Barangaroo precinct continue to be investigated.