Dawes Point Park (Tar-ra)
Located at the northern tip of The Rocks, and beneath the southern approach to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Dawes Point Park is a heritage listed site which contains archaeological remains and relics, including cannons, a
guard house, officer’s quarters and underground store rooms at the former Dawes Point Battery.
The park offers unparalleled views across Sydney Cove.
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- Individual ceremonies e.g. weddings
- Public gatherings, passive recreation and public view point
- Pedestrian circulation
- Interpretative (archaeological) remnants of Sydney’s first Fort
- Maintain a 1.5 metre setback from the paved pedestrian path
- Maintain a 3 metre setback from the Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons, archaeological and interpretative structures
- Adhere to height restrictions on structures near the Bridge
- Obtain City of Sydney (landowner) permission for the use of parking spaces along lower Hickson Road and if required
- Protect the amenity of public realm users and adjoining properties (e.g. Park Hyatt Hotel), in terms of event orientation, noise, lighting and environmental impacts
- Not use pegs or stakes to secure items on the grassed area.
- The site’s archaeological remnants and interpretative signage
- Maintaining views across Sydney Harbour waterways
- Noise from the overhead Harbour Bridge railway line
- Poor telecommunication reception
- Limited power access
- Limited water
- Gradient on approach from Hickson Road poses accessibility issues
- Restrictions on structures underneath the Bridge
Predominantly grass with paved pathways
George Street, beneath Cumberland Street steps, closest accessible toilets are located in The Rocks Centre
George Street (including accessible), Hickson Road footpath and Lower Fort Street
From Lower Fort Street or George Street
Limited metered street parking along Hickson Road and Lower Fort Street managed by City of Sydney
One potable tap available
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