In eleven months one of Sydney’s most unique event venues will turn off the lights for the final time.
Australian Technology Park (ATP) Conference Centre, which has been running since 1998, is due to close on 30 June 2017.
The closure of the Conference Centre follows the sale of ATP to a Mirvac-led consortium in April earlier this year. The sale was part of a strategic move by the NSW Government that will help catalyse innovation in the inner city, with proceeds helping to finance the upgrade of Redfern Station and the development of the new Sydney Metro Station at Waterloo, subject to government approval.
The move heralds a new chapter in ATP’s rich history—one that started more than 100 years ago when it first embraced industries of the future.
“This venue has hosted some truly incredible events. When I look back at the events held since 1998 – the ATP Conference Centre has grown into an internationally renowned venue it is today. With our unique site, advances in technology, pursuit of innovation and technology and the pure theatre that surrounds an event” the unwavering support my team provides to our clients has seen some truly spectacular events delivered, which will be no different in the next 11 months, said Director Sales and Marketing, ATP Conference Centre, Ruby Chronis.
“I am sure the next chapter in the life of this site will continue to do both this unique venue and Sydney proud”.
Ms Chronis said the final year of operation will continue at the high standard the venue is proud to offer.
“We will host around 500 events before our doors close next June, so we won’t be winding down – it will be full steam ahead until we switch the lights off after our final event”.
“I really feel that the secret to our success has been the support and commitment provided by our team. We will continue to deliver events of a world class standard, and this final year will be our biggest yet”.
The sale of ATP does not bring an end to the NSW Government’s involvement in the area. The draft urban transformation strategy for Central to Eveleigh is expected to be released for public comment later this year. One of the key moves of the Strategy is to create a centre for Sydney’s growing economies that will lead to a cluster of new innovation and creative jobs, focusing on small to medium sized businesses.