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Month: March 2019
06 Mar
2019

Have Your Say – City of Parramatta Tourism and Visitor Experience

  • March 6, 2019
  • Allison Taylor

Sydney Olympic Park is one of the state’s most popular visitor destinations, with 10.5 million people attending events and enjoying our parklands last year. You can have your say on how the visitor experience can be improved and tourism increased in Sydney Olympic Park and across the greater Parramatta area by completing a survey being..

06 Mar
2019

2018 Sydney Olympic Park Property Report & 2019 Predictions

  • March 6, 2019
  • Allison Taylor

2018 was a year of strong sales and weakening interest. The year started out with strong consumer confidence and bullish buying behaviours, and then transitioned to a market fuelled by fear and speculation finishing the year some 10% down on sales prices and some 18% down on sales volume. This was largely due to the..

06 Mar
2019

2019 Sport NSW Industry Conference

  • March 6, 2019
  • Allison Taylor

The 2019 Sport NSW Industry Conference was held on Friday 22 February at ACPE in front of a sell-out audience of over 250. The event was enjoyed by all delegates, with a full day of education and networking opportunities for attendees from State Sporting Organisations, State Sporting Organisations with a Disability, local councils, active recreation providers as well as presenters,..

06 Mar
2019

Sydney Loses Itself for Rap God Eminem

  • March 6, 2019
  • Allison Taylor

It was the rap icon’s first show at ANZ Stadium in five years and it’s clear that Sydney still loves Marshall Mathers, a.k.a Eminem. More than 70,000 fans flocked to Sydney Olympic Park to witness the real Slim Shady stand up in a concert for the ages, with rap talents Boogie, Royce Da 5’9”, and..

06 Mar
2019

European Investor Buys Accor Properties at Sydney Olympic Park

  • March 6, 2019
  • Allison Taylor

European investment giant AXA has acquired a portfolio of four Accor hotels, including three in Sydney’s Olympic Park, for $330.4 million from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority in the biggest hotel deal of the year to date. The investment by AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets on behalf of its clients comprises the five-star Pullman..

06 Mar
2019

Final Report on Opal Tower Release

  • March 6, 2019
  • Allison Taylor

The NSW Government recently released the final report from the independent investigation into Opal Tower, prepared by Professors Mark Hoffman, John Carter and Stephen Foster. Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts thanked the team for their work, which he said provided a clear and comprehensive response to the terms of reference. “This has been..

06 Mar
2019

More Ferry Services for Parramatta River

  • March 6, 2019
  • Allison Taylor

The private operator of Sydney’s ferries will put on 400 extra weekly services by mid-2021 after the state government awarded it a $1.3 billion contract. Under the nine-year deal, French company Transdev will bear the cost of leasing 10 new ferries to expand services on Parramatta River and a further three Emerald-class vessels for routes..

06 Mar
2019

Relight the Flame – A Five-Point Plan to Complete the Olympic Vision

  • March 6, 2019
  • Allison Taylor

The Sydney Olympic Park Business Association in partnership with the Western Sydney Business Chamber, last week released a Five-Point Plan titled Relight the Flame at our second annual POP! (Parramatta and Olympic Peninsula) Conference held at NSW Parliament House. David Borger, Director of the Western Sydney Business Chamber, delivered the Five-Point plan which focused on..

05 Mar
2019

Metro West Construction to Start Next Year

Construction on the new Metro West rail line will be accelerated to begin next year – slashing travel times between Parramatta and the city to just 20 minutes. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the decision to bring forward construction is only possible because of the strong economic management of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government. “We..

04 Mar
2019

Relight the Flame – A Five Point Plan to complete the Sydney Olympic Vision

Figures released February 28 by international consultancy Arup indicate 766,000 workers would be within a 30-minute catchment of a Sydney Olympic Park Metro Station in 2026 with the delivery of Sydney Metro West. Compared to 76,000 workers in 2016, that represents a more than 900% increase, revealing the game-changing impact Sydney Metro West will have..