Barangaroo Headland Park And Reserve: Case Study

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1.1 AREA OF STUDY:
Barangaroo Headland Park/ Reserve, consisting of 6 Ha, is an urban redevelopment project started in 2012 and is located within close proximity of Sydney, CBD, 33°51’25.16” S, 151°12’3.14” E, starting from where Towns Pl meets Dalgety Rd at the roundabout, to before Hickson Rd meets Munns St. The Barangaroo Reserve comprises of open spaces with lookouts over Sydney Harbor, walking and cycling trails, coves and picnic spots. Upon the completion, of the 3 different divisions (22 Ha), which is estimated 2024, Barangaroo will have its own metro train station, casino, residential and commercial buildings and will become an open space encircling a continuous Sydney Harbor promenade, parklands, marketplace and coves (Planning.nsw.gov.au, 2017). [Refer to maps in appendix 1 (Google Maps, 2017), (Six Maps, 2017)]
1.2 ISSUE UNDER STUDY:
Area under study is the Barangaroo headland park and the
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The lower slopes of the park have more shade from the trees and hill above while the sandstones trap and absorb the heat from the sun. the top of the hills with is sparse amount of vegetation receive more sun and therefore more heat. the microclimate beneath the park creates a wind tunnel and is very cold as it doesn’t receive any sunlight. The microclimate closer to the roads and residential buildings also create more heat due to the urban heat island affect, whereby the heat from the sun is absorbed into the concrete, bricks, and roads slowly emitting the heat and creating a warmer micro climate within the vicinity. Due to its coastal location, the Reserve also receives higher amounts of rainfall annually, between 700 mm to 1,400 mm, as well as oceanic wind/ gust/ gale which depending on the season can be very cool (refer to data collected on field study in appendix 4 and tables sourced from the NSW Bureau of Meteorology in appendix

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