Construction of Sydney’s New Exhibition Centre Begins

June 9, 2014

Construction of the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydneyat Darling Harbour has officially started. The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia(EEAA) joined New South Wales’ Premier, Mike Baird, and Deputy Premier, Andrew Stoner, at the construction site for a ground-breaking ceremony earlier this week.

The EEAA was pleased to hear that the project was on-time and that the preparation of the site for commencement of construction was on target. According to Mike Baird, the overall redevelopment project of Darling Harbour Live project will provide 3,700 jobs during construction and a further 4,000 jobs on completion.

Construction of ICC Sydney is expected to take two years, and displaced events have been relocated to other venues including the Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island, Sydney Showground and Sydney Olympic Park.

EEAA’s chief executive, Joyce DiMascio, said, “Though it is early days, every day counts in a project of this scale and it was good to hear the Premier and Deputy Premier outline the status of the project and their commitment to the business events industry. There is no doubt business events are on the radar of the NSW Government and both the Premier and Deputy Premier have been committed to supporting the industry during the three years of disruption caused by the redevelopment.”

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