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The NSW Government announced plans to redevelop the Sydney Football Stadium at 40 – 44 Driver Avenue, Moore Park.

 

In April 2018, Infrastructure NSW (INSW) – the applicant on behalf of the NSW Government – commenced the first step in the State Significant Development (SSD) application process. INSW lodged the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in June 2018.

 

The concept development application included a proposal for the development of a new sports stadium, and consent for approval of stage 1 demolition works for the existing stadium. The project was determined in December 2018.

 

Infrastructure NSW have lodged a request with the Department for the Planning Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) to be issued for their Stage 2 development application.

 

The Stage 2 development application for Sydney Football Stadium will include detailed design of a new stadium, as well as the construction details, construction timelines and operational details.

The concept proposal includes:

  • A maximum building envelope for the stadium to accommodate a basement and a new roof over all permanent seating;
  • Maximum stadium capacity of 45,000 seats (55,000 patrons in concert mode) and a new playing pitch;
  • Member areas, premium box/terrace, function lounge, and corporate suite operations;
  • Flood lighting, and stadium video screens;
  • Team, media and administration facilities, food and beverage areas;
  • Public domain works and landscaping; and
  • Identification of the existing Moore Park Carpark 1 (MP1) as the demolition and construction compound.

Additionally, the application includes a request for consent for Stage 1 works comprising:

  • Demolition of the existing stadium including the existing Sheridan, Roosters, Waratahs, Cricket NSW Administration Building and Indoor Cricket Wickets to the existing slab level;
  • removal of 26 trees; and
  • the use of the MP1 car park as the demolition compound.

The Department of Planning and Environment plays an important role in the assessment of major projects in NSW, including State Significant Development (SSD) projects such as the Sydney Football Stadium Redevelopment.

 

The Sydney Football Stadium Redevelopment project is classified as SSD under the State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011, because it involves development for the purpose of a “recreation facility (major)” with a capital investment value (CIV) of more than $30 million.

 

The Department assessed the existing applications – concept proposal and Stage 1 works – at the same time. The project was determined in December 2018. 


Infrastructure NSW have lodged a request with the Department for the Planning Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) to be issued for their Stage 2 development application.


The Stage 2 development application for Sydney Football Stadium will include detailed design of a new stadium, as well as the construction details, construction timelines and operational details.


This application and EIS will be exhibited and submissions sought from the public. Once Infrastructure NSW has responded to any issues raised in submissions the Department will undertake an assessment including how the conditions of consent for the concept development application have been met.

To find out more about the Sydney Football Stadium redevelopment project and existing applications, you can:

The first stage of the redevelopment project was approved in December 2018, subject to strict conditions. A full list of the conditions of consent is publicly available on our Major Projects website.

Infrastructure NSW have now lodged a request with the Department for the Planning Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) to be issued for their Stage 2 development application.


Once the Department has issued the SEARs to Infrastructure NSW they must submit an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Stage 2 development application.


When the Department receives the EIS for the Stage 2 application it will be placed on public exhibition. During exhibition, the Department will invite the community, council and other government agencies to have their say.


The Stage 2 development application for Sydney Football Stadium will include the detailed design of a new stadium, as well as the construction details, construction timelines and operational details.


Once Infrastructure NSW has responded to any issues raised in submissions the Department will undertake an assessment including how the conditions of consent for the concept development application have been met.

Page last updated: 11/01/2019