Destination Guide: Australia

Sydney's Darling Harbour project begins

Sydney's Convention and Exhibition Centre has closed for revitalisation work to begin on Darling Harbour, which will house Australia's largest event facilities when it opens in late 2016.

Sydney's Darling Harbour convention centre project begins
Sydney's Darling Harbour convention centre project begins

The new International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) will be a central element of the Darling Harbour precinct and is expected to provide £110m in economic benefits each year to New South Wales.

ICC Sydney’s design, which includes a convention and exhibition centre and a theatre, delivers 40,000m2 of exhibition space, accommodating a 20,000m2 exhibition space on the ground level with a 13,000m2 exhibition space situated above it. 

The spaces will be linked, allowing the combination to be used for larger exhibitions.

A 5,000m2 'Event Deck' will provide an outdoor event venue with harbour and city views.

The Darling Harbour area will also be home to Sydney’s largest red carpet entertainment venue and a hotel complex, plus apartments, student accommodation, shops, cafes and restaurants, and a new city square.

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