Darling Harbour, a locality of
Sydney's city centre, New South
Wales, Australia. It is a large
recreational and pedestrian precinct
that is situated on western
outskirts of the Sydney central
business district. The locality
extends northwards from Chinatown,
along both sides of Cockle Bay to
King Street Wharf on the east, and
to the suburb of Pyrmont on the
west. Cockle Bay is just one of the
waterways that makes up Darling
Harbour, which opens north into the
much larger Port Jackson.
precinct and its immediate
surroundings are administered
independently of the local
government area of the City of
Sydney, by a New South Wales state
government statutory authority, the
Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.
East Darling Harbour is part of a
massive urban renewal development.
Plans for the 18-hectare site
include half business and
residential developments, while the
other half to be reserved for open
public space. The state government
of NSW declared plans for "Globe
Street", a street designed to become
Australia's and Asia Pacific's
centre for corporate trade (styled
on New York's "Wall Street"
district). The urban renewal
development is not expected to be
completed until 2020. East Darling
Harbour will be known as Barangaroo.
area was the site of the Sydney Port
Authority and currently features an
Overseas Passenger Terminal (Wharf
8) which is mainly used by the
Pacific Dawn of the P&O Australia
fleet and MS Sun Princess which is
operated by Princess Cruises. It has
previously been home port to the
Pacific Sun (ship) which is now
based in Brisbane.