The Executive Director of the Department of Planning has approved the application for the Stadium Australia Redevelopment ( SSD-10342 ).
The key reasons for granting consent to the development application are as follows:
- the project would provide a range of benefits for the region and the State as a whole, including a capital investment value of $596 million, 800 construction jobs, and ensuring the stadium can continue to operate as a Tier 1 stadium, capable of hosting major national and international sporting and entertainment events with a significantly enhanced experience for all users of the stadium
- the project is permissible with development consent, and is consistent with NSW Government policies including NSW Stadia Strategy 2012
- the impacts on the community and the environment can be appropriately minimised, managed or offset to an acceptable level, in accordance with applicable NSW Government policies and standards; and
- weighing all relevant considerations, the project is in the public interest.