Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Entry from Opera House

Sydney Opera House forecourt works - entry to the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

Sydney Opera House is currently undertaking the Vehicle Access and Pedestrian Safety Project (VAPS) ,  the largest construction project on site since the building opened in 1973. 

VAPS will enhance tourist and visitor safety by removing heavy vehicle movements from the Forecourt to a new underground loading dock. This will allow pedestrians to have safe and exclusive access to all the Sydney Opera House facilities at Forecourt level.

The project involves

  • Diversion of the Bennelong Drain, a stormwater drain servicing parts of the Sydney CBD, that runs across the Sydney Opera House site (COMPLETE)
  • Excavation of a new access road and loading dock under the Forecourt & Vehicle Concourse
  • Remediation of the existing road to remove the curbs

Visitors will be able to enter and exit the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, throughout the works, via both QEII and Opera House gates. Please follow signage to reach the gates around the construction walls. The work will continue until mid 2013. We apologise for any inconvenience.

For further information visit the SHO website or see SOH Factsheet.

Access to the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

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