IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – NSW GOVERNMENT TERMINATES NEGOTIATIONS WITH SYDNEY HARBOUR EXPO

By Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia, 22 May, 2013


Dear Members,

RE: SYDNEY HARBOUR EXPO AND NSW GOVERNMENT

The EEAA was today advised by Infrastructure NSW that it had terminated negotiations with Sydney Harbour Expo for the creation of temporary exhibition facilities at Glebe Island. We have been advised that after lengthy negotiations, satisfactory arrangements could not be concluded.

SICEEP Project Director, Tim Parker has assured the industry that temporary facilities will be in place for the start of the 2014 exhibition season. As you know EEAA has scheduled a member meeting tomorrow at 2.00pm. Mr Parker has agreed to address the industry about these developments.

Attached is a letter from Infrastructure NSW which outlines the current position (Click on the PDF icon to download)

Rest assured, EEAA will continue to represent the needs of the industry. We are most concerned about these developments and will be working with the Government and Infrastructure NSW to ensure their commitment to delivering a suitable temporary site during the redevelopment of Darling Harbour is honoured.

Infrastructure NSW has begun negotiations with GL Events to build to new facility and operators AEG Ogden. GL Event was one of the companies that submitted a bid when the Government issues the RFP for Glebe Island exhibition facilities. AEG Ogden will be the operators of the new centre at Darling Harbour.

EEAA will continue to keep you informed of any further developments.

Joyce DiMascio
General Manager

Source: Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia