Transformation of Sydney’s Industrial Historic Waterfront

The Production of Tourism for Consumption

  • Ece Kaya

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About this book


This book examines the impacts of tourism-led transformations on the industrial historical waterfront at Darling Harbour and The Rocks in Sydney, Australia in the context of urban restructuring and deindustrialisation. The book also offers an extended reflection on the paradoxes between tourism and heritage. This discussion is not a new concept. However, this book critically explores the significance of the industrial heritage assets of these areas and the implications of the transformation procedures. Although Darling Harbour and The Rocks have generally been considered success stories of transformation with mixed touristic, recreational, residential and commercial activities, this book examines and evaluates how industrial history and heritage values have been affected. It demonstrates that tourism/leisure-led developments create urban landscapes in which cultural identity and historical assets are sacrificed and/or reinvented.


industrial waterfronts heritage studies urban planning tourism studies urban transformation industrial heritage conservation tourism and gentrification tourism, culture and regeneration

Authors and affiliations

  • Ece Kaya
    • 1
  1. 1.UTS Business SchoolUniversity of TechnologySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-9667-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-9668-7
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