Olympic Legacy - a success story
While the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games may have occurred over a decade ago and be a fond memory, the legacy of these great events is flourishing as Sydney Olympic Park continues to develop and deliver benefits to the community.
This is the greatest Olympic success story of all time, as no other Olympic venue has thrived as much as Sydney Olympic Park.
Just 14 kilometres west of Sydney’s central business district and 9km east of Parramatta, the location of Sydney Olympic Park is considered the population heart of greater Sydney.
Sydney Olympic Park is a large and unique area covering 640 hectares, twice the size of the Sydney central business district. Of this land area, 430 hectares are green space and parklands with areas inhabited by threatened species, protected marine vegetation and endangered ecological communities.
Today, Sydney Olympic Park is home to residents, a workforce, students and visitors, who come to enjoy sporting facilities, entertainment, exhibitions and events as well as open green space, playgrounds and cycleways.
A state government agency, Sydney Olympic Park Authority was formed in July 2001 to manage Sydney Olympic Park, ensuring the best use of this significant place for the people of Sydney and New South Wales. The Park’s vibrant centre, iconic buildings, major event facilities, grand public spaces and precious natural environment are all balanced, coexisting together.
Today, the Park attracts more than double the amount of visitors who came for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games — now over 10 million people come each year to enjoy all the Park has to offer.
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