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Sydney Olympic Park’s Quaycentre recognised for its Invictus Games hosting
Sydney Olympic Park’s Quaycentre was recently recognised for its outstanding work hosting the 2018 Invictus Games Sydney, winning the Best Achievement in Venue Management category at the 2019 Australian Event Awards.
The largest and longest-operating competition venue for the Invictus Games Sydney, which were held in October 2018 and involved almost 500 wounded military personnel from 18 nations around the world, Quaycentre hosted the sports of indoor rowing, seated volleyball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair basketball, with 14 sessions held over six days, each with a spectator capacity of 3,600 people. The Quaycentre also hosted the media compound for the event and managed the transformation of the adjoining hockey pitch into an international Archery range.
Winners were announced at a ceremony in Perth on 18th September.
Entries in the national Awards were judged on a range of factors, including innovation, best practice and sustainability, as well as the contribution they made to the event hosted, and the challenges encounters in executing the event.
The Quaycentre beat out a strong field to win its first national award in the category, including four-time winner, the Sydney Showground, which was also a finalist for its body of work during the 2018-19 year.
23rd September 2018 - Invictus Games Swimmers prepare at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre
13th November 2016 - Sydney to host 2018 Invictus Games
15th September 2019 - Sydney Olympic Park Stadia Precinct - Public Domain Design Competition
15th September 2019 - Sydney Olympic Park Stadia Precinct - Public Domain Design Competition - NRSOPA19345
8th January 2019 - IAAF installs air quality monitor at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre
5th November 2018 - Work commences on pitch upgrade at Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre
4th October 2018 - Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre trials ‘Hush Hour’
29th June 2018 - YMCA NSW wins tender to run Sydney Olympic Park Lodge
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