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Sydney Olympic Park Authority seeks to set a high standard of environmental performance, and works to continually improve the sustainability of Sydney Olympic Park and the business activities of the Authority. 

The Authority has implemented many new sustainability initiatives link to existing list since its inception in 2001.  These are additional to our routine environmental management activities and span areas including flora and fauna conservation, leachate management, water conservation, transportation, heritage conservation, energy efficiency, environmental education and development.  In 2013, the Authority was awarded the Green Globe 10-year Sustainability Award for significant environmental achievements over the past decade.  The Green Globe Awards are NSW’s leading environment awards, recognising environmental excellence, leadership and innovation.  

The Environmental Guidelines for Sydney Olympic Park are the foundation of the Authority’s approach to environmental management and have legislative force under the Sydney Olympic Park Authority Act 2001.  The Guidelines address eight areas of significance for Sydney Olympic Park and set particular objectives for each.  These areas are:

  • Water conservation
  • Energy conservation
  • Material selection
  • Waste management
  • Transport
  • Pollution control
  • Biodiversity
  • Public open space

Environmental performance and environmental initiatives are reported annually in the Sydney Olympic Park Authority Annual Report. link to resources page / annual report

The Environmental Guidelines build on the legacy of the 'Green Games', which was the catalyst for Sydney Olympic Park's transformation from a badly degraded area into a world-recognised environmental showpiece, and resulted in:

  • Successful remediation of 160 hectares of contaminated land and on-site containment of nine million cubic metres of excavated waste in Australia’s largest land remediation project
  • creation of one of the largest urban parklands in Australia (430 hectares)
  • development of world class venues and facilities for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, designed with a strong focus on: energy and water conservation, sustainable materials selection, pollution control, and waste management and minimisation
  • establishment of Australia's first large scale urban water recycling system, saving approximately 850 million litres of drinking water each year
  • extensive use of renewable energy across the Park
  • Restoration of remnant eucalypt forest and estuarine wetlands
  • Design and construction of new grassland, wetland, forest, saltmarsh and intertidal habitats including habitats for the endangered Green and Golden Bell Frog.
  • development of environmental education, interpretation and research programs.

More on the Olympic environmental legacy:

Adobe PDFIntegrating ESD - the Environmental Legacy of Sydney Olympic Park (143kb PDF) reformatted

ESD compendium


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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Discovery our new place space

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Volunteers play an important role in conservation of the Park’s ecosystems..

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