ANZ Stadium

Redevelopment of ANZ Stadium (Stadium Australia)

The NSW Government redevelopment of Stadium Australia will transform it into a permanent rectangular venue with 70,000 seats. This redevelopment will move seats closer to the field of play and update the stadium to contemporary standards providing a world class experience for spectators and enhancing NSW’s position as a global and sporting destination. 

The State Significant Development Application (SSDA) for the Stadium Australia Redevelopment has been lodged with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE). As part of the application, Infrastructure NSW has prepared an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The EIS for the Stadium Australia Redevelopment, which includes necessary information relating to the design, construction and operation of the redeveloped facility, is now on public exhibition until 23 October 2019.

Submissions can be made from tomorrow 26 September. To make a submission or view the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), visit

Instructions on how to make a formal submission are also available on the website here.

All feedback gathered during the pre-lodgement consultation phase is detailed in the Consultation Outcomes Report which has been appended to the stage two EIS.

If you have questions on any elements of the EIS and supporting documentation, please contact the project team on 1800 962 221 or email


About ANZ Stadium

Purpose built as the main Stadium and centrepiece for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, ANZ Stadium was the jewel in the crown of the most successful summer Olympics ever held.

Today, the Stadium stands as an icon of the new millennium and an enduring symbol of Sydney’s coming of age as a global city.

Originally built to host more than 110,000 spectators, a reconfiguration of the Stadium in 2003 reduced capacity to 83,500 but also gave the Stadium the ability to host five professional sporting codes – Rugby League, Rugby Union, Football, AFL and Cricket.
In the 18 years since its official opening in 1999, ANZ Stadium has set a series of record international and Australian attendances. More than 25 million fans have walked through the turnstiles and shared in the passion, excitement and drama of some of Australia’s greatest events and most iconic sporting moments.
These unforgettable highlights have become part of Australia’s sporting folklore – Cathy Freeman’s dash that unified the nation, the John Aloisi penalty shootout heart-stopper that broke the Socceroos’ 32-year World Cup hoodoo, the exhilaration and despair of the 2003 Rugby World Cup final, the South Sydney Rabbitohs winning their first NRL title in 43 years, and so many legends created in the heat of battle in Grand Finals, Origin showdowns, Bledisloe Cup Test matches and AFL blockbusters.
International sporting superstars such as David Beckham, Alessandro Del Piero, Ryan Giggs and Jonny Wilkinson have graced the hallowed turf at major events, including the Rugby World Cup, British and Irish Lions Test, and visits by Football superclubs Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus.  
ANZ Stadium has also been Sydney’s first-choice venue for some of the world’s biggest entertainment acts such as AC/DC, Adele, The Rolling Stones, U2, Justin Bieber, Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift and Eminem.

For more information on ANZ Stadium please visit the website.

Artists' illustration of a redeveloped Stadium Australia

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