Following on from last month’s announcement of the new Exhibition & Event facility at Sydney Showground, the Royal Agricultural Society is now in the position to provide further certainty to the industry by confirming significant progress.
Development consent has been received and, following a detailed procurement process, a contractor selected. It is anticipated that contractual documentation will be finalised and executed in the coming week with works on site to commence in late August immediately following AIMEX.
Peter Thorpe, Sydney Showground General Manager confirmed, ‘Not only are we pleased with the progress of our expansion project but we have also committed significant financial resources to the upgrade of our existing facilities. It is crucial we offer certainty to our clients and a competitive choice for them.
‘I am also excited to announce that in the past weeks, Sydney Showground has secured a number of high profile events including Sydney Home Show, Mind Body & Spirit Festival and Australia’s premier IT conference and exhibition, CeBIT. We are extremely thrilled about these events choosing Sydney Showground as their home for the next three years. There will be more news to follow as a number of other new events are confirmed. ’
Commercial Manager at Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Nick Hubble stated, ‘We are delighted at the proactive approach taken by Sydney Showground in delivering new and updated facilities to our growing precinct and look forward to welcoming both clients and visitors alike to enjoy what Sydney Olympic Park has to offer’.
The new pavilion and upgrade are due for completion in February next year to ensure the industry can continue business as usual for the 2014 exhibition season.