2050 Vision

A bold new Vision - Sydney's Beating Green Heart

30 Jun 2022

Few urban parklands in Australia are endowed with the potential of Sydney Olympic Park.

It’s a suburb that benefits from scale, CBD proximity and national significance, all of which have played an important role in its evolution since hosting the 2000 Olympic Games. As the 640-hectare site continues to evolve into thriving neighbourhoods, it will reconnect with its Wangal roots and natural assets to provide a meaningful connection to Country.

This Vision & Strategy serves as a roadmap that will inform decision-making for the next three decades of its life, guiding Sydney Olympic Park Authority and its partners to deliver on the ambitious 2050 Vision to transform the Park into a place that is a home, workplace and playground for thousands of Sydneysiders.

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In 2050, Sydney Olympic Park will be a highly-connected series of diverse neighbourhoods and experiences. Many will live and work in this multi-faceted suburb, others will visit – for events, for its diverse attractions or for everyday retail and neighbourhood needs. Sydney Olympic Park’s diverse communities will each experience the Park differently. It’s what makes it a complex and thriving place.

Reasons why the Park is Sydney's beating green heart

What we Heard

A compelling vision is one that reflects collective ambitions, that is why the development of the Sydney Olympic Park 2050 Vision and Strategy has been engagement-led.

Community and stakeholder consultation was undertaken between September 2021 and November 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic and resultant lockdowns and risk mitigation measures meant that many of the engagement activities and events that were originally intended to be done in-person and at Sydney Olympic Park were held online session. One event – the visioning workshop – was held in-person at Sydney Olympic Park, and brought together a diverse range of Sydney Olympic Park’s stakeholders to discuss opportunities for future directions.

feedback from mysop

The following eleven key themes emerged throughout the community and stakeholder engagement:

  • Caring for Country
  • Connection
  • Protecting ecological and natural values
  • World-class exemplar for sustainability, innovation and education
  • Meeting the needs of growing communities
  • Activating a welcoming place for people
  • A place for sport, from community to elite
  • Arts and cultural participation and production
  • Live, work and play
  • Destination tourism
  • An appropriate governance model for the future.

Read the Engagement Summary and Full Engagement Report for more information.

Paradigm Shift

The realisation of this vision for Sydney Olympic Park in 2050 requires a series of paradigm shifts in how it is thought of as a place, how it is planned for into the future and the step change in how it operates today.

Chart showing the changing views of the Park over time

Key Moves and Strategic Directions

Five Key Moves will serve as linchpins for Sydney Olympic Park’s transition towards becoming Sydney’s beating green heart, supported by ten Strategic Directions. With a 30-year horizon, the transformation of the suburb will be realised through both short and long term actions.

collection of photos of the park

Have your say

Our vision for Sydney Olympic Park is shaped from the deep conversations and engagement with the community. We would like to keep hearing from you on your thoughts on Sydney Olympic Park and the new Vision to be Sydney's Beating Green Heart by:

  • Taking the community survey
  • Dropping a marker on the map to share a story, tell us what you love or suggest an idea for the future

Visit www.mysop.com.au/SOP2050 to have your say.