Venues NSW was established as a Statutory Authority on 2 March 2012 to manage government owned sporting and entertainment venues in the Hunter, Western Sydney and Illawarra.
The Venues NSW portfolio includes:
- McDonald Jones Stadium
- Newcastle Entertainment Centre and Showground
- WIN Stadium
- WIN Entertainment Centre
- Western Sydney Stadium (under construction)
The establishment of Venues NSW allowed these publicly owned venues to be managed in one portfolio, providing the opportunity for securing better community and commercial outcomes. It also provides the opportunity to achieve community and commercial benefits by improving community access to and participation in sporting and cultural events, increasing tourism and events in regional communities, providing better access for disadvantaged groups, delivering more efficient services to the community and better value for government investment.