Planning After the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games

Sydney Olympic Park Authority logoThe Sydney 2000 Olympic Games left an amazing legacy for Sydney Olympic Park in terms of monumental stadiums and grand boulevards, design excellence for its buildings, public spaces and urban elements, large urban scales (blocks, streets and buildings), best practice sustainability in terms of remediation, water harvesting, heritage conservation, materials use etc), World class events infrastructure (rail station, facilities & infrastructure), and the largest urban park in Sydney. It also left the basis for the establishment of a post Olympic development authority.

The one thing it didn’t do was leave a legacy plan! While there have been several iterations along the way, Sydney Olympic Park Master Plan 2030 now fills that gap. It very much builds on the above Olympic legacies but also seeks to connect with the rest of Sydney in a way that the Olympic planning did not. It also seeks to continue the sustainability edge of the precinct. This talk will discuss the new opportunities and challenges faced in delivering a new vibrant and sustainable SOP Town Centre of 60,000 people under post Olympic conditions with less control, increasing stakeholders and limited funding.

Craig Bagley is the current Executive Manager, Major Projects with the Sydney Olympic Park Authority. He will present on the Sydney Olympic Park Master Plan 2030 at the 6th International Urban Design Conference being held at the Novotel Sydney Olympic Park from Monday the 9th to Wednesday 11th of September 2013.

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