Sydney Olympic Park Authority History

The Homebush Bay Development Corporation, which pre-dated Sydney's bid for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, was established to oversee the urban renewal of Homebush Bay. The renewal commenced in 1991 and was scheduled for completion in 2000.

The success of the bid significantly increased the pace and scope of development within the area and became one of Australia's largest urban renewal projects.

From 1995, the Olympic Coordination Authority (OCA) became responsible for the planning, urban development and management of the area and facilities for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

OCA played an integral role in the planning and delivery of the Games. An archive of games information is available on the Games Info website.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority was established on 1 July 2001 with responsibility to manage the public assets of Sydney Olympic Park - open space, venues, parklands and development areas.

The Authority is constituted by the Sydney Olympic Park Authority Act No 57 to ensure the best use and management of a large and unique area in Sydney, an area which is a world renowned destination.

The Authority’s vision is for the Park to be an internationally admired example of sustainable urban renewal and development. One that integrates world-class venue infrastructure and parklands with a new community of workers, businesses, residents, students and visitors to create a value legacy of the Games.

In 2009, Sydney Olympic Park was officially designated as a suburb by the NSW Geographic Names Board.

Sydney Olympic Park and surrounding areas have been used extensively since 1807, to find out more facts on the area, look at the Adobe PDF History Fact Sheet (PDF File 130 KB).