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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..

26 Jun
2020

Australia and NZ wins bid for 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Football Federation Australia (FFA) and New Zealand Football (NZF) are delighted their ground-breaking vision to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ 2023 will be realised after being awarded the hosting rights by FIFA. The official bid outlines that ANZ Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park will be the centrepiece of the tournament hosting the Final and..

04 Jun
2020

Infrastructure Funding For Homebush Bay Drive

Western Sydney will be given a $1.3 million infrastructure boost with the Morrison Government unlocking funds toward planning for upgrades to Homebush Bay Drive. Part of the Urban Congestion Fund, the project will remove local bottlenecks and deliver a more reliable road network for commuters and freight. It’s expected about 210 local jobs will be..

28 May
2020

Record Numbers at Olympic Parklands During Pandemic

Sydney Olympic Park has recorded its largest month for visitors to the parklands in April since it began monitoring numbers in 2003 as people turn to walking and cycling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The record month occurred despite all park play areas, picnic tables and bbqs closed and witnessed more than 336,000 visits across the..

13 May
2020

14-year weed removal project in historic site comes to an end

The final stand of Lantana, a nationally recognised invasive weed species, will be removed this month from the Brickpit at Sydney Olympic Park as part of an ecological restoration project now in its 14th year. Over the period, more than 20,000 square metres of Lantana has been removed and in excess of 50,000 native plant seedlings..