Venue

Bligh & Barney Reserve


Where
Corner of George Street and Circular Quay Way, The Rocks, NSW 2000
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Map, showing Bligh & Barney Reserve

Bligh & Barney Reserve is a small park adjacent to the Overseas Passenger Terminal.

Bligh & Barney Reserve is a small local park situated between the George Street footpath and the Overseas Passenger Terminal southern forecourt, and adjoins Cadman’s Cottage (managed by the Office of Environment and Heritage).

The park features a statue of William Bligh. The park is well landscaped and is frequented by local residents and businesses.

 Application and booking information
Appropriate use
  • Photography Photography
  • Event support area including first aid, catering, security info centre Event support area including first aid, catering, security info centre
  • Individual ceremonies e.g. weddings Individual ceremonies e.g. weddings
  • Events Events
  • Filming Filming
  • Gathering
  • Passive recreation
  • Public View Point
  • Pedestrian circulation

In addition to general standards/criteria, the proposed event must:

  • Be set back 1.5 metres from public footpaths
  • Be set back 1.5 metres from treesNot obstruct general public access along Argyle Street and Circular Quay West footpaths
  • Use approved turf protection for any vehicle movements on grass
  • Not use pegs or stakes to secure items on the grassed area
  • The site’s public status as a primary waterfront open space
  • Protection of site landscaping and mature vegetation
  • Proximity to heritage significant Cadman’s Cottage
  • Cumulative impact of temporary events
  • Location of underground services
  • Clearance from commemorative trees
  • Significant vehicle access restrictions when a ship is in port at the Overseas
  • Passenger Terminal (OPT)
  • Limited power access from adjacent sites
  • Gradient of turf area
  • Raised kerb for access to park
  • Surface
    Surface

    Grass 

  • Toilets
    Toilets

    Under Cahill Expressway (including accessible facilities), adjacent Overseas Passenger Terminal (limited access)
     

  • Pedestrian access
    Pedestrian access

    From Argyle and George Streets and from Circular Quay West Promenade

  • Vehicle access
    Vehicle access

    Access via George Street and Circular Quay West is coordinated with the Port Authority of NSW in conjunction with the cruise ship schedule

  • Parking
    Parking

    Wilson Parking operate a carpark at OPT when a ship is not in port 

  • Power
    Power

    Limited power access from adjacent sites

  • Water
    Water

    Limited power access from adjacent sites