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Mice Net : February 2009
area or to participate in any of the six major outdoor events, eight major attractions and 600 exhibitions, conferences, meetings and business events held every year.” celebrations begin Turning 21 doesn’t happen every day of the week which is why Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority has planned a raft of anniversary celebrations for Darling Harbour throughout 2009, with the anniversary fireworks already lighting the skies above the precinct on New Year’s Eve. The calendar of 21st anniversary events include: • Hooplafrom April 10-13; • Celebrate! - a free all-day cultural festival and fireworks display on May 3; • Harbourlight - a light and image display around Darling Harbour during May; • a children’s photographic competition from May to September; • an outdoor photographic exhibition; • Jazz & Blues Festivalfrom June 6-8; • Fiestafrom October 2-5; • and the release of a commemorative book charting the history of Darling Harbour that includes some spectacular photos and images dating back to Australia’s early settlement. Detailed information about the 21st anniversary celebrations are available at www.darlingharbour.com. another facelift Ongoing beautification and enhancement plans are also full steam ahead for Darling Harbour. “At the southern end of Darling Harbour, work is already underway with the redevelopment of Darling Walk,” Ms McKay said. “Once completed in 2011, Darling Walk will link Darling Harbour to Sydney’s central business district and provide commercial office, retail and community space. “At the northern edge of Darling Harbour, another exciting project is underway to return the 22-hectare Barangaroo site to the community after more than 100 years of industrial use. When completed Barangaroo will join with Darling Harbour to provide 14 kilometres of continuous public access to the foreshore from Woolloomooloo Bay to the Anzac Bridge.” Fiesta Jazz and blues Festival Your perfect accommodation or meeting solution 2 bars, 2 restaurants, 7 event spaces, 1400 beds, 1 point of contact. Accor Darling Harbour Hotels, the perfect solution. mice.net Magazine Supplement 95 darling harbour fireworks display