In the heart of The Rocks, the oldest and most historic district of Sydney, renovation works have been completed on Campbell’s Cove, a small and picturesque bay located between the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, two of the city’s iconic landmarks. At the end of the 19th century, the district was regarded (like St Pauli in Hamburg, Prè in Genoa and similar districts in all port cities during the period) as the seedy side of Sidney, an area for mooring merchant ships, a base for warehouses and a haunt for that special breed of seafaring folk that has always gravitated around ports.Now, following the end of a redevelopment project costing over 32 million Australian dollars, The Rocks district has been given a new lease of life, becoming a meeting place full of parks, museums, cultural activities, concerts and sporting events. Particularly during evenings and weekends, the neighbourhood draws thousands of the city’s inhabitants, most of them young, who are attracted by the clubs and bars and the numerous events taking place there.
One of our ZEUS vehicles was heavily involved in the redevelopment of Campbell’s Cove. Thanks to its power, compact dimensions and numerous available accessories, the ZEUS was periodically used in numerous tasks including earthworks (which extended the width of the jetty by up to 10 metres), repaving (transporting and laying thousands of stone slabs) and the upgrading of services (installation of new electrics and lighting, water and communication systems). Today The Rocks district, and Campbell’s Cove in particular, have become major attractions not only for Sydney residents, but also for the 14 million visitors from all over the world who visit the area every year, generating 400 million dollars in revenue. A decidedly sound investment, both for the New South Wales Treasury and for the history and culture of this wonderful city.