FAQs

Is it Sydney Olympic Park or Homebush?

The correct address is Sydney Olympic Park.  Sydney Olympic Park was officially designated as a suburb by the NSW Geographical Names Board in September 2009.  Homebush is another suburb located approximately 3km away and Homebush Bay refers to the body of water on the southern side of the Parramatta River between the suburbs of Rhodes, Sydney Olympic Park and Wentworth Point.

 

What parking is available for residents?

Each residential complex has a negotiated number of parking spaces allocated to each apartment and a limited number of visitor parking spaces on common property. 

In the public domain, there is a number of time-limited, free parking spaces available within the Sydney Olympic Park town centre. However, these spaces may not be available at times of major events due to road closures and/or changed traffic conditions.

Casual parking is generally available for $5 per hour or $25 per day (maximum). Special rules apply during certain major events at Sydney Olympic Park.  Click here for more information. 

 

Who is the local council for Sydney Olympic Park?

Sydney Olympic Park sits in the City of Parramatta.

The boundaries for the new Local Government Area incorporate most of the former Parramatta LGA,  along with parts of the Hills, Hornsby and Auburn council areas, and a small section of the Holroyd LGA.  

The changes have been confirmed as part of the ‘Fit for the Future’ local government reform process and encompass the economic hubs of the Westmead health precinct, the Parramatta CBD, the whole of the Epping town Centre and Sydney Olympic Park as well as Wentworth Point.


Visit the Auburn City Council website for information on all Council related matters including waste collection, rates, community facilities, Auburn Library, your Councillors, complaints and services for residents.

Who is the consent authority at Sydney Olympic Park?

The consent authority for development projects at Sydney Olympic Park varies based on the capital value of the project.  For more information, visit Planning and Building.   

 

Do residents pay additional rates for Sydney Olympic Park facilities?

Residents at Sydney Olympic Park do not pay any additional rates or charges to live at Sydney Olympic Park. Auburn City Council is responsible for rate collection. 

Visit the Auburn City Council website for information on all Council related matters including rates, community facilities, Auburn Library, your Councillors, waste collection, complaints and services for residents.

 

Do local residents and employees get special access or discounts to events and facilities?

Local residents and employees of the Park can benefit from the unique and innovative Lifestyle program, which provides rewards and special access to the Park’s world class social and recreational infrastructure.

 

What impact do events have on the Park community?

Sydney Olympic Park is Australia's premier major events destination.  The design and construction of the Park as a major events precinct, coupled with the support of Sydney Olympic Park Authority's highly skilled and experienced Operations team and a whole of government approach to major event support, enables truly unique event experiences to take place. 

To manage the traffic flows associated with these events, the Authority may impose various restrictions on access into and around the Park, possibly resulting in traffic delays and limitations to parking availability.  Roads around the Park may be closed to ensure public safety, catering for increased pedestrian activity and enhanced public transport services.

Events will often bring about increased pedestrian activity, sometimes resulting in crowds and occasionally anti-social behaviour.  The Authority takes pride in the Park being a highly secure destination for events, implementing a range of additional security controls, such as safety fencing, crowd management and security staff when necessary.

There may sometimes be temporary environmental impacts resulting from events, such as increased litter, amplified noise, fireworks displays, additional lighting and jet flyovers.  The Authority implements management guidelines, which include strategies to minimise and resolve any impact on the environment and surrounding residential and commercial communities.

Through regular communications with the community, the Authority seeks to raise awareness of any potential impacts from events. Register to receive community alerts.

 

Notice Board

New timetables for all public transport services commence from 26 November

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Call 9704 1020 for sound level enquiries

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Upcoming road closures in Sydney Olympic Park:

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Developments underway at Sydney Olympic Park

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ADF Counter-terrorism exercise at Sydney Olympic Park from 13-17, involving Spotless Stadium and Olympic Park train station

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Sydney Olympic Park implements a mosquito management program to reduce pest mosquitoes. Information provided on future helicopter spraying dates.

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We are trialling a new car park shuttle during the business peak hours to support the growing workforce at Sydney Olympic Park. The trial will run from October 2017 to March 2018.

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New street parking conditions will be introduced from Monday 9 October adjacent to the train station

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Sydney Water will be replacing the old concrete banks of Powells Creek from Monday 8 May

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Temporary pathway closure of Lorraine Crapp Sports Walk during construction of a new elite sports training field

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