ICC Sydney hits another milestone

TTF congratulates the NSW Government and Darling Harbour Live on reaching a major milestone in the construction of the world-class International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), and eagerly anticipates the opening of its doors in December 2016, TTF CEO Margy Osmond said today.

“Today’s structural completion of the third and final building is an important milestone for ICC Sydney. TTF was a key advocate for the redevelopment of Sydney’s convention and exhibition centre, so it is very exciting to see today’s announcement.”

“The Darling Harbour Live project is set to transform the precinct, delivering a world-class entertainment and convention centre, and a variety of retail and dining as well as a new 5-star Sofitel hotel. It will create new public spaces and pedestrian connections, which will benefit locals and visitors alike.

“With features such as the grand ballroom, which will be the largest in Australia, consisting of a 270 degree view of the city skyline across the harbour, the ICC Sydney will be an impressive addition to a strong tourism landscape and help strengthen Sydney’s position as a premium destination for business and leisure travel,” said Ms Osmond.

“With already more than 20 global events locked in by Business Events Sydney, the facilities are already proving to be a major visitor drawcard and will be a game-changer for Sydney’s visitor economy.”

“The Public Private Partnership with NSW Government and Darling Harbour Live (comprising Lendlease, HOSTPLUS, Capella Capital, AEG Ogden and Spotless) has been critical to the success of a significant infrastructure project.

“ICC Sydney will generate approximately $200 million each year for NSW. Over 25 years, this figure totals $5 billion to the State.

“The ICC Sydney demonstrates the potential of our cities to continue to grow into competitive tourist destinations and we credit those who continue to display the innovation and vision necessary to allow Australian tourism to thrive.”