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01 Dec
2020

International Day of People with a Disability

During December 2020, to mark International Day of People with a Disability on December 3, SOPA is undertaking a number of initiatives to respond to community feedback. This includes onsite activations in partnership with local organisations, digital awareness drive, updated webpage and a review of SOPA’s access guidelines. In partnership with Accessible Arts, SOPA has..

30 Nov
2020

Sydney Metro West

Work has officially started on the Sydney Metro West mega project, which will create tens of thousands of jobs and transform Greater Sydney for generations to come. The NSW Government is investing tens of billions of dollars into delivering a new Metro network to connect Greater Sydney, including $2.1 billion in 2020-21 to get the..

02 Nov
2020

New studio space

Sydney Showground is now home to Sydney Olympic Park’s first interchangeable studio space thanks to Harry the hirer production’s new custom-built media space. The studio, which has been relocated from Harry the hirer production’s warehouse, is a fully equipped, specialist broadcast space with 2mm Black LED technology as the anchor piece. Connected via a GigaBit..

02 Nov
2020

Activation and Events Grant Funding Program

Sydney Olympic Park is Australia’s leading events precinct and is known for sporting, cultural, environmental, and recreational visitor experiences and major events. Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) are now keen to build on this rich legacy to illuminate, activate and build the identity of Sydney Olympic Park through the voices and vision of the people..

16 Sep
2020

Celebrate Sydney Olympic Park With Downloadable Book

The anniversary book has been created to recognise 20 years at the Park, following the Sydney 2000 Olympic & Paralympic Games. This special book captures everything from highlights of The Games, to the thriving suburb that the Park has become today. Filled with over 100 photographs of moments, memories and life at the Park now,..

16 Sep
2020

Sydney 2000: 20 Years On

Twenty years ago, Catherine Freeman, a proud Indigenous Australian athlete, lit the Olympic Cauldron marking the Opening Ceremony of Sydney 2000, a Games that celebrated not only sports achievement but also unity, forgiveness, resilience and innovation. Two decades later, as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts our lives, Sydney’s Olympic legacy and its post-Games venues are keeping..

16 Sep
2020

Star Line-Up for Olympic Anniversary Podcast

A cast of eminent Australians, Olympic athletes, sporting legends and industry experts including Michael Knight, Louise Sauvage and Brad Fittler will feature in a dynamic new podcast Beyond the Games hosted by TV sports commentator Mark Beretta commemorating the Sydney Olympic and Paralympic 20th anniversary. The podcast celebrates the best Games ever, and the legacy..

01 Sep
2020

Shooting Star

Former Westfields Sports High School at Sydney Olympic Park student Tomas Ramos was commissioned to design banners for the 20th anniversary of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Recently he took his first look at the banners lining the streets surrounding ANZ Stadium and Qudos Bank Arena displaying images of Cathy Freeman after her gold medal winning..

01 Sep
2020

Sydney Metro West

Construction of the Sydney Metro West, from Greater Parramatta to the CBD, is another step closer with the NSW Government shortlisting three consortia to deliver the mega project’s first two major tunnelling packages. The project will create more than 10,000 direct new jobs and 70,000 indirect jobs, with many of them generated by these new..

18 Jul
2020

New Focus on Placemaking in NSW

The NSW Government last week announced the formation of a new independent advisory committee to guide the creation of great places across NSW. The Placemaking NSW Advisory Committee, chaired by former Federal Minister Helen Coonan, will provide strategic advice on the management of precincts including The Rocks, Darling Harbour and Sydney Olympic Park, and provide..