ICC SYDNEY OFFICIALLY WELCOMES PUBLIC
NSW Premier Mike Baird formally opened the revitalised Darling Harbour precinct yesterday, including the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney).
A commemorative plaque marking the inaugration was unveiled during a Celebrate Darling Harbour public event, with Baird stating the ICC Sydney would “revolutionise the city’s business and entertainment offering for visitors and locals alike”.
“ICC Sydney sits at the heard of the AU$3.4 billion reinvigorated domain and has been delivered both on time and on budget,” he said.
“It is a magnificent accomplishment for the state and will play a significant role in boosting the local economy, generating at least $5 billion in economic benefit for New South Wales over the next 25 years.”
The venue’s chief executive officer, Geoff Donaghy, was also on hand at the debut adding that the ICC Sydney would “fundamentally change the way events are experienced in Sydney”.
“I am confident that ICC Sydney is truly ready to dazzle,” said Donaghy.
“From the time we open, the venue will be activated with amazing events starting with exhibits like The Hunger Games: The Exhibition and Brickman: Wonders of the World Exhibition.
The ICC Sydney has also been chosen as the venue for musical performances by international artists such as Keith Urban, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
“We look forward to welcoming the world through our doors,” said Donaghy. Pictured inset is NSW Premier Mike Bair and ICC Sydney chief executive Geoff Donaghy shaking hands following the unveiling of the plaque.