The new Western Sydney Stadium

The new Western Sydney Stadium

In late 2015, the NSW Government announced that a new 30,000 seat rectangular stadium would be built on the site of the existing Parramatta Stadium in Sydney as part of the $1.6 billion stadia strategy to improve sporting infrastructure across the state.

The $350 million project is being delivered as a State Significant Development.

Busgeye was engaged by Infrastructure NSW and Venues NSW to assist with the communications and community and stakeholder engagement for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for stage one (concept proposal and demolition works) which was on public exhibition from 21 July to 19 August 2016.

This work included:

  • Development of a comprehensive communications and engagement strategy to guide the stage one planning application and tendering process
  • Preparation of the consultation summary report that was part of the EIS exhibition material
  • Stakeholder engagement with a diverse range of government and community organisations to identify and respond to key issues
  • Production of a range of communications materials for the public exhibition including display panels, fact sheets, flier, questions and answers, postcard, website copy, e-newsletter and media release
  • Preparation of a consultation outcomes report as part of the Response to
  • Submissions report lodged as part of the EIS.

Planning approval was granted in December 2016 alongside the announcement that Lendlease had won the contract to design and build the Stadium, which will become a world-class venue.