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International design competition launched for Sydney Olympic Park stadia precinct

15 Sep 2019

The public domain area surrounding ANZ Stadium is set to be transformed into a green, people-friendly space in what will be the first major upgrade for the stadia precinct since the 2000 Olympic Games.

The NSW Government, through the Sydney Olympic Park Authority, has launced an international design competition for the precinct, aimed at encouraging submissions to transform and activate the stadia precinct.

Expressions of Interest will be sought from suitably qualified design companies in Australia and overseas. A $100,000 prize is on offer to the successful organisation, in addition to winning the contract to undertake the detailed design of the precinct.

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces said the design competition was a chance for world-class urban designers, landscape architects and architects to put their stamp on Australia’s premier sport and major events destination.

“It’s an exciting opportunity to be part of a truly transformational project that will deliver new public open space for the people of Sydney. This is the biggest design competition to be held at Sydney Olympic Park since it was initially developed for the Olympic Games and we are seeking submissions from around the world.

“The stadia precinct upgrade will complement the planned redevelopment of ANZ Stadium by the NSW Government, and the end result will be a world-class precinct that offers the best possible experience for visitors to the Park, inside and outside the stadium,” Mr Stokes said.

The stadia precinct is the area surrounding ANZ Stadium in the heart of Sydney Olympic Park, bounded by Dawn Fraser Avenue, Olympic Boulevard, and Edwin Flack Avenue.

Expressions of Interest for the stadia precinct design competition will be accepted until 8 October, with the winner will be announced in March 2020.