By Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia, 12 June, 2013

12 June 2013





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.

An artist’s impression of the design of the new pavilion will be available shortly.




For more information contact:

Maureen Ryan

Marketing Manager

Sydney Showground

0408 502 045

[email protected]


Jonathan Seward

Senior Manager, Project Development

0419 832 843

[email protected]



For sales enquiries please contact:

Rebecca Hughes

Manager, Strategic Business Development

02 9704 1003

[email protected]


Jimmy Busteed

Senior Manager, Business Development

02 9704 1292

[email protected]





Sydney Showground –


  • Is a not-for-profit with all revenue going directly back into supporting agriculture and rural communities in NSW (Sydney Showground is part of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, RAS)
  • Is located right in the heart of the Sydney Metro area – almost ½ of Sydney’s population lives within 30 minutes of Sydney Showground
  • Olympic Park Station is right on the doorstep – trains arrive and depart every 10 minutes
  • Is serviced by four regular bus routes – buses run all day every day of the week
  • Is serviced by regular ferries to and from Sydney and Parramatta cities
  • Has parking for 10,000 cars
  • Is located within walking distance to 900 hotel rooms
  • Has award winning catering onsite featuring Sydney Royal produce
  • Is adjacent to over 30 restaurants and numerous amenities
  • Is home to Sydney’s newly upgraded boutique Stadium and home of the GWS Giants

Source: Sydney Showground