As the world’s second biggest economy tries to shake off the effects of the Coronavirus outbreak, the turmoil the disease has caused to China’s manufacturing and shipping industries is having a major impact on Australia’s tourism and construction industries. Chinese factories are operating at 20% of capacity, the truck drivers needed to move goods are off the roads and shipping vessels sit empty in Chinese ports. The result is a growing level of concern across the sectors regarding the reliability of supply for essential goods and materials.
Sydney Olympic Park Venue Management continues to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current international incident. Whilst the risk in the venue environment is low, we look forward to working co-operatively with the community to minimise any risks associated with the Coronavirus.
From 3-14 April Sydney Showground will march to the beat of horses’ hooves, wood choppers’ axes and the joyful screams of children everywhere.
First held in 1823, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is Australia’s largest annual ticketed event, attracting over 828,000 attendees on average. The Show is a celebration of Australian culture, from our rural traditions to our modern day lifestyles, providing unique experiences for everyone. Given the drought, bushfires and floods that have impacted so many in regional areas, attending the 2020 Sydney Royal Easter Show between the 3 – 14 April is a great way to support them directly with your presence and indirectly through the RAS investing the revenue generated in agricultural programs, competitions, education, youth and rural NSW.
It was a comeback for the ages last Saturday night at Qudos Bank Arena when the Sydney Kings thundered home to beat Melbourne United 86-80 in Game One of the NBL Semi-Final Series. Down 16 points with less than seven minutes remaining, the Kings launched a stunning fightback to win a match that fans will be talking about forever.
But it was also a night tinged with sadness with the team’s popular assistant manager Richard Bradley, a much loved figure in the Sydney basketball community, passing away early in the hours of Saturday morning.
Join me in wishing the team all the best over the coming week as we approach the pointiest of pointy ends to this enthralling series.