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A Vision to Transform Cockatoo Island Into a Sprawling Arts and Culture District Has Been Revealed – Concrete Playground



UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cockatoo Island—Wareamah—is set to be transformed into a world-class public destination, under a bold new vision put forward by the Harbour Trust this week.

New precincts for Sydney’s largest harbour island include a new arts quarter, dining pavilion, parklands and dedicated educational spaces. The proposal also outlines the importance of preserving the island’s rich Indigenous cultural heritage, with a key focus on elevating First Nations voices and respecting Wareamah’s significance as a sacred women’s place.

Plans for Bunggal grounds, permanent First Nations public artwork and the restoration of native fauna and flora have been put forward, in consultation with First Nations communities and cultural…

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