ICC SYDNEY OF­FI­CIALLY WEL­COMES PUB­LIC

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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.

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