The NSW Government is setting a bold target for the future of Sydney Olympic Park to become Sydney’s Beating Green Heart, with a commitment for more than half of all housing at the Park to be diverse, innovative and affordable by 2050.
Sydney Olympic Park Authority CEO Leon Walker said the Sydney Olympic Park 2050 Vision – Sydney’s Beating Green Heart – would transform the suburb from a primarily events focused destination into a thriving, activated community in the heart of the City’s growing western suburbs.
“Sydney Olympic Park will be home to almost 24,000 people by 2030 and our vision is to make more than half of all housing diverse and affordable, with homes that meet the needs of the community.
“We heard loud and clear during community consultation that the focus on events and sport remains essential to the Park – but instead of a suburb that only comes alive during big events, people want the Park to be active day and night, weekdays and weekends, for locals and visitors alike.
“The Vision also proposes more investment to make the Park a more attractive place for people to live. There will be a focus on health and wellbeing, social infrastructure, more access to arts and culture, and an increase in informal sport and recreation opportunities,” Leon Walker said.
Mr Walker said the community’s Vision for the Park in 2050 had been developed during consultation over the last eight months.
“We’re grateful to everyone who gave their views, and this feedback will inform the 2050 Masterplan which will drive Sydney Olympic Park’s transformation as a suburb and destination over the next 30 years.
“We are focussed on taking a Country-first and nature-positive approach, where Wangal Country is honoured through sustainability and the regeneration of parklands, which will go a long way to the Park becoming a carbon- positive suburb.
“The Park will be a place energised every day, where great housing, daily services and infrastructure make life easy for the people that live there and where visitors will be captivated by world class sports, entertainment, and arts, giving them more reasons to linger longer and explore.
“Sydney Olympic Park will also be a living lab, with new innovations to attract projects, programs and tenants – from environmental sustainability initiatives and transport innovation to building construction technologies and recycled material testing,” Leon Walker said.