Strategic Initiatives

NSW Stadia Strategy

In 2012, the NSW government released the NSW Stadia Strategy and later, in 2015, announced funding to support the Rebuilding the Major Stadia Network program. The Strategy provides recommendations to target investment in stadia so they become multi-use hubs with multiple tenants. The Strategy also aims to retain and win new content to boost use of the stadia network.

Venues NSW is a key entity in the delivery of modern stadia and facilities of varying sizes to meet sport and major events needs across the State. The success of the stadia strategy also relies on quality services and facilities, transport connectivity and a highly-activated entertainment precinct in the stadia surrounds.

Venues NSW has worked with the NSW Government to deliver projects identified within the NSW Stadia Strategy including the Western Sydney Stadium in 2019 (CommBank Stadium) and the new Sydney Football Stadium (Allianz Stadium) in 2022.


Hunter Sports & Entertainment Precinct (Hunter Park)

Venues NSW released A Vision for the Hunter Sports and Entertainment Precinct (Concept Plan) on 5 July 2017 for public consultation, inviting feedback on early concept designs for the vision of a sustainable, exciting sporting and entertainment precinct for Greater Newcastle. The consultation period closed on 30 November 2017 and resulted in 465 total submissions.  Feedback received during consultation is now informing the next steps in the project, which is the development of a detailed concept plan and business case. 

In June 2021, the NSW Government announced funding of $6.7m for Venues NSW to develop the masterplan and Final Business Case for Hunter Park.

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