AS NRL Grand Final week approaches, there has been another significant step in the Stadium Australia redevelopment project, which will ultimately lead to the Stadium providing a superior event experience in a rectangular venue perfectly designed for rugby league, rugby union, football and entertainment.
The State Significant Development Application for the Stadium redevelopment has been lodged with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. As part of the application, Infrastructure NSW has prepared an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
The EIS for the Stadium Australia (generic name Stadium Australia) redevelopment, which includes information on the design, construction and operation of the redeveloped facility, has gone on public exhibition from today (26 September 2019) until 23 October 2019.
The public exhibition of the EIS provides an opportunity for the community to provide feedback.
There will a separate opportunity in coming weeks for ANZ Members to attend information sessions on the progress of the redevelopment project.
The NSW Government is redeveloping Stadium Australia into a permanent rectangular venue with a capacity of around 70,000. This redevelopment will move seats closer to the field of play and update the stadium to contemporary standards, providing a world-class experience for spectators and enhancing NSW’s position as a global and sporting destination.
The $810 million investment will deliver the ultimate customer and visitor experience, and enable NSW to attract and play host to the best events in the world.
The Stadium Australia redevelopment forms part of the biggest investment in sport and entertainment in NSW since the Sydney 2000 Olympics and delivers on the Government’s commitment to upgrade the State’s major stadia network.
Stadium Australia (Stadium Australia) opened in March 1999 after being purpose-built for the 2000 Sydney Olympic and Paralympic Games. More than 28 million fans have since passed through the Stadium turnstiles to witness many of Australia’s greatest sport and entertainment events.
The 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final on Sunday 6 October will be the 21st consecutive Grand Final played at the Stadium.