AUSTRALASIA – The acting premier of New South Wales and Minister for Trade and Investment, Troy Grant, has confirmed construction of the new exhibition, convention and entertainment facilities at Darling Harbour are on target for a December 2016 opening.
Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) chief executive Joyce DiMascio, said the site is now showing clear evidence of the new structures.
“With a redevelopment of this scale it’s good to know that construction by Lend Lease is progressing well and according to the timetable shared with industry, she said. “EEAA members are major users of the exhibition and convention centre precinct and so it’s very pleasing to know that at this stage we can look forward to an on-time return to the site.”
During the three-year construction work at Darling Harbour, exhibition organisers have adapted to the disruption and relocated their events, including trade and consumer shows, to Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island, Sydney Showground, Luna Park, Australian Technology Park, Dockside Pavilion and Royal Randwick.
According to EEAA, 65 events of over 15,000sqm required a new home during the three years construction period.
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