Australia/NZ Supplement March/April 2022 - Page 27

Sydney

Restarting the knowledge economy with healthy initiatives

New experiences and venues
overnments at all levels have accelerated infrastructure plans during the pandemic as part of stimulus measures . The Western Sydney International Airport is under construction and a new 12km light rail service now connects Circular Quay on Sydney Harbour , the central business and shopping districts , Central railway station and the sporting and events precincts of Moore Park and Royal Randwick racecourse .
Other news , includes :
• The Art Gallery of New South Wales doubling in size as it celebrates its 150th anniversary ,
• The 50th anniversary of the Sydney Opera House in 2023 will welcome new harbourside function spaces – the Centre for Creativity and the Yallamundi Rooms .
• After a major renovation , Watersedge at Campbell ’ s Stores has debuted in The Rocks , offering spaces for groups of up to 5,000 people .
The five-star Crown Towers Sydney has brought 349 luxury rooms to the city ’ s redeveloped Barangaroo financial district and , from November 2022 , W Sydney opens with 585 guest rooms and suites and 1,300sqm of event space .
Sydney has new precincts being developed , reflecting the city taking a lead in everything from startup ecosystems , to health and advanced manufacturing and technology .
Over A $ 3bn has been invested in Westmead Health and Innovation Precinct and Sydney ’ s Tech Central precinct is sure to be a big drawcard for the technology community .
ICC Sydney : Reconnect Outdoors . Photo : Cas-2