Conybeare Morrison carried out the heritage study, interpretation plan and urban design for a new wide promenade around Dawes Point, adjacent to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The promenade includes stories of the site’s heritage significance as part of Sydney’s first settlement. Layers of history have been revealed and interpreted, including sandstone blocks tracing Dawes’ survey of the original shoreline, evidence of the site’s use as an Aboriginal fishing place, restoration of the sea wall and cast iron balustrade and sentry box associated with the former battery that once stood on the site.
Hickson Reserve now provides a new wide promenade along the harbour allowing improved pedestrian links to Campbells Cove to the east and Walsh Bay to the west. New lighting has been designed for the seawall to emphasise the parks prominent location as part of the gateway into Circular Quay, Sydney.