About Us

Our History

The Homebush Bay Development Corporation was established to oversee the urban renewal of Homebush Bay with works commencing in 1991 and scheduled for completion in 2000.

The successful bid for the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games in 1993 significantly increased the pace and scope of development within the area and it became one of Australia's largest urban renewal projects.

From 1995, the Olympic Coordination Authority (OCA) became responsible for the planning, urban development and management of the area and facilities for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

OCA played an integral role in the planning and delivery of the Games. An archive of games information is available on the Games Info website.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority was established on 1 July 2001 with the responsibility to managing the public assets of Sydney Olympic Park - open space, venues, parklands and development areas.

We are constituted by the Sydney Olympic Park Authority Act No 57 to ensure the best use and management of a large and unique area in Sydney, an area which is a world renowned destination. Our vision is for the Park to be an internationally admired example of sustainable urban renewal and development.

One that integrates world-class venue infrastructure and parklands with a new community of workers, businesses, residents, students and visitors to create a valued legacy of the Games.

In 2009, Sydney Olympic Park was officially designated as a suburb by the NSW Geographic Names Board. Sydney Olympic Park and surrounding areas have been used extensively since 1807, to find out more facts on the area, look at the  History Fact Sheet (PDF File 130 KB).