Solar Pool Heating & Swimming Pool Covers since 1974. Sunbather offer an Australian made product which undergoes continual development to enable you to trust in the Sunbather brand. We deliver a…read more
NSW Government looks to increase hosting of major sporting events
The NSW Government has unveiled a plan to secure 10 major sporting events over the next decade in an effort to drive at least $1 billion into the local economy.
Revealed by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, the plan commences begins with the proposed international nines rugby league tournament, which would be held at the end of the 2019 season. Cricket’s World Twenty20 tournament for men and women, which has already been assigned to Australia for 2020, has been included, while the NSW Government is also targeting the Association of Tennis Professionals’ (ATP) World Team Cup, which is set to return to the men’s calendar in Australia in 2020.
In December, Rugby Australia signalled its intention to bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup and the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup and both these events are included in the NSW plan.
NSW is also targeting cycling’s Road World Championships in 2022 and netball’s World Cup in 2027.
Premier Berejiklian also advised that NSW also aims to be a key part of plans by Football Federation Australia and the Federal Government’s effort to host FIFA’s Women’s World Cup in 2023, along with the Rugby League World Cup in 2029.
Commenting on the plan, Premier Berejiklian advised “we want to attract the world’s best and biggest events right here in NSW.
“The benefits are not just for sports fans being able to see the best in the world, but for jobs and the economy as well – the 10 major events would inject at least $1 billion into the economy in visitor spend alone.”
The NSW Government is now looking to appoint an advisory committee to secure the events, led by Rod McGeoch – credited with having secured the 2000 Sydney Olympics – who will be supported by Destination NSW and the Office of Sport in bidding for major events.
The NSW Government’s commitment to refurbish Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, announced in March as part of a revamp of a major stadium redevelopment plan, aims to see the NRL Grand Final secured at the venue for the next 25 years.
Before that, Sydney’s 30-year old Allianz Stadium will be demolished and replaced with a new 45,000 capacity venue at a cost of $729 million.
However, that cost looks set to rise with the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust today revealing that it is calling on the NSW Government to extend its proposed Metro West rail line to include a stop at Moore Park, in addition to the planned dedicated stop on the 12-kilometre light rail route from Sydney’s Circular Quay to the Eastern Suburbs.
Commenting today on these ever changing facility plans, NSW Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres stated “investing in renewing our sporting infrastructure puts us in a position to attract a wide range of events to satisfy all sport enthusiasts.
“This is about putting the best sports and the best events in the best facilities and keeping Sydney the number one choice in Australia for sports fans.”
Image shows the NRL Grand Final at Sydney's ANZ Stadium.
13th June 2018 - SCG TRUST SECURES STADIUMBUSINESS VENUE TECHNOLOGY AWARD
15th March 2018 - SCG TRUST TRANSFORMS ON-SITE FAN ENGAGEMENT
7th March 2018 - AUSTRALASIAN VENUES SHORTLISTED FOR 2018 STADIUMBUSINESS AWARDS
24th November 2017 - NSW GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS MASSIVE REBUILDING PLANS FOR ALLIANZ AND ANZ STADIUMS
27th October 2017 - AUSTRALIAN RUGBY AND SPORTS SCIENCE BASE OPENS IN SYDNEY’S MOORE PARK
9th October 2017 - SCG TRUST LAUNCHES STATE-OF-THE-ART SECURITY CENTRE
25th August 2017 - SYDNEY STADIUM DEVELOPMENTS TO BE FAST TRACKED BY NSW GOVERNMENT
23rd August 2017 - SYDNEY’S ALLIANZ STADIUM PREPARES FOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL SPECTACULAR
21st July 2017 - NSW GOVERNMENT RELEASES ‘COMMERCIALITY FRAMEWORK’ FOR STADIA
23rd June 2017 - ANZ STADIUM REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT HIT BY RISING COSTS
19th May 2017 - MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS DRIVING MILLIONS OF VISITS TO SYDNEY
17th June 2015 - VICTORIAN PREMIER VOWS TO FIGHT FOR EVERY MAJOR EVENT ‘WORTH TAKING’
29th June 2014 - SCG’S NORTHERN GRANDSTAND GETS OFFICIAL OPENING
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…read more
SLE Worldwide Australia is a Managing General Underwriter specialising in insuring risks in the world of Sports, Leisure and Entertainment. Be it relaxing, playing, organising or watching sports,…read more
PROVEN BUSINESS CONCEPTS WITH XBODY XBody’s goal is to see you and your EMS business succeed. That is why we don’t just sell equipment, we provide know-how, expert knowledge,…read more
BODY BIKE® International is a leading manufacturer of indoor bikes with a 20-year track record of creating the best indoor bikes. Stay connected with Body Bike Australia…read more
Our team believes floors should be beautiful, comfortable, and engineered for safety, even when wet. Life Floor tiles meet six unique performance based standards: slip-resistance, impact absorption,…read more
AIS Water, the trading name of Australian Innovative Systems, is a multi-award winning, Australian owned leader in the design, production and supply of commercial and residential chlorine generators…read more
Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!