Olympic Boulevard - Run for Fun start - Photo by Ethan Rohloff


Sydney Olympic Park Authority seeks to develop long term partnerships with sports industry organisations. These partnerships are not only based on attracting major elite sporting events but also include the following principles:

  • Ability to contribute to the sport being staged in Sydney Olympic Park in the 3 elements: elite, developmental and community sport
  • Focussed on sport utilisation of our venues
  • Facilitate good visitation and/or brand outcomes for the Park
  • Bring new uses and new events to Sydney Olympic Park
    Offer longevity to the Park ie preference to deliver activities regularly across a 3 year period
  • Offer a strong  engagement with a focus on the community or sport sector ie women, ethnic clusters, University, Olympic, Paralympic etc
  • Provide a financial return to our venues and/or the Authority

Partnerships include the following

Sydney Showground Stadium Upgrade

Construction of the new multi-purpose Stadium began in April 2011 completed in 2012.

The $65 million redevelopment is now the home of the Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL team and is the best boutique stadium in Australia, seating capacity increased from 13,000 to 25,000. New covered grandstands, corporate facilities and the largest video screen in the Southern Hemisphere.

The stadium upgrade was jointly funded and developed by the NSW Government, AFL and the RAS.

Netball Central

The NSW Government invested $27 million into a state-of-the-art netball centre of excellence called Netball Central. (now Genea Netball Centre)
The new $27 million facility will includes:
  • 6 new state-of-the-art timber sprung floor courts
  • an elite netball 'show court' with retractable seating
  • headquarters for Netball NSW
  • meeting/function rooms
  • gymnasium and sports science facilities
  • physiotherapy and recovery centre
  • player change rooms
  • and the NSW Netball Hall of Fame.

Netball Central has been developed by Netball NSW in partnership with the Sydney Olympic Park Authority and funded by the NSW Government.

The project also supported Netball Australia’s successful bid to host the 2015 Netball World Championships in Sydney Olympic Park, utilising existing and new world class sporting facilities.

NSWIS High Performance Rowing

The opening of new facilities on the Armory Wharf within Newington Armory supporting the NSWIS High Performance Rowing Centre.

The facilities on the wharf include a storage facility for the Centre’s rowing skiffs, plus a dedicated rowing pontoon to allow crew to enter and exit their low-lying craft safely.

These new facilities will play a key role in developing Australia’s next generation of rowing stars.

This project was been developed and jointly funded by the NSW Institute of Sport and the Sydney Olympic Park Authority in 2010.