Precinct News
17 March 2020

A quick update this week on under-harbour tunnelling

Photo below- the rear of tunnel boring machine Kathleen.


The above photo shows the very rear gantry of tunnel boring machine (TBM) Kathleen on the final approach to Blues Point. Gantries provide the necessary services, such as power, ventilation and hydraulics for TBM operations. The hallway-like design of gantries allow a passage through the middle to deliver pre-cast concrete segments to the front of the machine, where they are installed to line the tunnels immediately after excavation. TBM Kathleen is over 130 metres long and consists of 10 gantries.

TBM Kathleen has built over 850 metres of the second under-harbour metro tunnel and is expected to arrive at Blues Point in the coming weeks.

Out-of-hours work next week at Barangaroo Station

Work will continue 24/7 to pour concrete for the underground crossover cavern, disassemble TBM pieces, manage excavated tunnelling material by the foreshore and operate under-harbour tunnelling support plants. The work involves the use of hand tools, concrete trucks, loaders, pumps and cranes. This work is not expected to cause high noise at nearby properties.

Community enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact our team on 1800 171 386 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively, you can visit the Sydney Metro website to view all current and past construction updates.

Have a good weekend.

Kind regards

Community Place Manager | Barangaroo & Blues Point
John Holland CPB Ghella (JHCPBG)


Walsh Bay Crab House would like to send out the below offer to the community with their best wishes to all residents during this time. 

In line to support the Walsh Bay Precinct Community during COVID-19, we would like to offer the below to Precinct Residents :
Home Delivery Service : Free delivery + 10% off dining menu price.
Our Deliver would do 2 round of lunch at 12 noon and 2:30pm, then 2 dinner rounds at 6pm and 8:30pm. 

The route will be : Towns Place - Piers 9 -1 - The Shore - Parbury

Minimal $50 apply, not to use in conjunction with offers.
 Extend our Walsh Bay Precinct 10% dining offer till 30 June 2020.

We understand that various events and festivals have been scheduled to support Multicultural March and Harmony Day. However, you will be aware that the Commonwealth and NSW Government, as advised by the Chief Medical Officer, have instituted new restrictions regarding public events with more than 500 people.  
Therefore we would like to inform you that an Order under Section 7 of the Public Health Act 2010 forces the immediate cancellation of public events with more than 500 people. Please refer to the

Please Click below to see the Government link on all Major Events

As community leaders it is important for us to be clear about the facts related to COVID-19. Please direct your community to the factual information on NSW Health’s website:


87 Lower Fort Street MILLERS POINT NSW 2000 *NEW*

DA Number: D/2020/182

Demolition of Structure (former baby health centre), Removal of 6 Trees, Site Remediation Works and Torrens Title Subdivision of existing allotment into 2 Lots.

Exhibition closes: 03/04/2020

View full details and accompanying documentation.


Sydney Theatre Company – Wharf Theatre

Please see the attached notification regarding Sydney Theatre Company – Wharf Theatre Refurbishment (SSD-7561-Mod-2) and Walsh Bay – Arts & Cultural Precinct (SSD-8671-Mod-2).



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