The Office of Sport has a dedicated group responsible for the development, delivery and implementation of a portfolio of policy initiatives and reforms implemented by maintaining and developing existing and new sports infrastructure.
The work supports organisational objectives and Government commitments by providing strategic direction and coordination in the planning, management and delivery of the sporting venues and facilities.
The three key areas of focus for the Sports Infrastructure Group include:
Stadia network implementation - delivering the Government’s 2015 Rebuilding the Stadia Network Strategy (2015) of $1.6 billion project pipeline. The objective of this investment in key stadia infrastructure is to drive growth in the visitor economy, realise the economic and social benefits of strong cultural and sporting sector, and support liveability for the people of NSW.
Facilities strategy and planning - drives the implementation of a government and sport strategic planning framework and investment strategy for community sporting facilities.
Asset management - coordinates the maintenance and capital works program across NSW Government sporting infrastructure. The Unit develops business cases for government funding review by working with Treasury, Infrastructure NSW and stakeholder groups.
Major projects underway include:
- Rebuilding the major NSW stadia network
- The new Western Sydney Stadium
- Lake Ainsworth Olympic Training Centre
- Southern Highlands Regional Shooting Complex at Hill Top
- NSW NRL Centres of Excellence Program
- Future Needs of Sport Infrastructure Study
- Indoor arena feasibility study and business case
- Commerciality Framework for stadia
- Community Sport Infrastructure Resource Library