Wednesday 11st September 2013
Tour Time: 9.30 am – 12 noon
Tour Cost: $85.00 per person per tour
Registration and payment for the tours is via the conference registration forms, ONLY.
Walking Tour of Town Centre and ANZ Stadium (Max 2 groups of 25 people)
A walking tour in the Town Centre will highlight aspects of the Sydney Olympic Park Master Plan 2030 covering:
- Our Main Street – ie Station and Retail hub
- Key Commercial and Residential Development sites
- The Olympic Legacy – Boulevard & Venues; creating an ‘everyday’ place – not just Major events precincts
- Implementation of the Public Domain Plan / Design Manual
- Sustainability elements – WRAMS, BASIX 6 star buildings
- Connection to Parklands – new streets / residential uses
- Development Staging Issues.
A Tour of the iconic ANZ Stadium is also included. See behind the scenes of the world class ANZ Stadium – the former Olympic Stadium. Today, ANZ Stadium hosts four codes of football as well as cricket matches and large concerts.
Parklands Cycling Tour (Maximum 30 people)
This tour will visit three key environments beyond the Sydney Olympic Park Town Centre and highlight landscape architecture across the Parklands. The cycling tour will include a visit to the iconic Badu mangroves as an example of the Natural Environment, then transit via the Archery Centre and Wentworth Point Urban Activation Precinct. A Parramatta foreshore riverside ride will lead to the Regional Recreation Environment of Blaxland Riverside Park and the historic Armory Wharf. The return leg will pass through the Built Environment at Newington (site of the former Olympic Athletes’ Village and Sydney’s first sustainable suburb) and end at the Brick Pit Ring – a national award winning parkland feature sited over a unique post-industrial landscape.
Sustainability Tour by coach (Maximum 50 people)
This coach tour will visit areas across the whole Park relevant to all aspects of the site’s sustainability – land remediation, biodiversity and heritage conservation, energy conservation, and water conservation and management.
The tour will include the site history and clean up showing examples of remediated lands. The “water story” – stormwater harvest, water recycling and water sensitive urban design will be included, with a visit to Water Quality Control Ponds, the Water Recycling Plant, and the water storage reservoir in the former Brickpit. In the Parklands, participants will see biodiversity protection measures for endangered species and communities eg the Badu mangroves and Coastal Saltmarsh. The nearby suburb of Newington (the former Athletes’ Village) designed as Sydney’s first sustainable suburb, will also be viewed, along with the new Blaxland Riverside Park that borders the State heritage- listed Newington Armory.