ICC Syd­ney

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We’re call­ing ICC Syd­ney to the podium to col­lect this award for the sec­ond time. The judges were again cap­ti­vated by the soar­ing, light-filled en­ter­tain­ment and con­fer­ence com­plex in the in­creas­ingly en­er­getic Dar­ling Har­bour precinct. In just 18 months, the $1.5 bil­lion cen­tre has be­come a city land­mark, hous­ing three tiered the­atres, 70 meet­ing rooms, Aus­tralia’s big­gest ball­room and ex­hi­bi­tion space and the largest kitchen fa­cil­i­ties in the South­ern Hemi­sphere. ICC Syd­ney is se­ri­ous about look­ing af­ter the com­mu­nity and the planet, too. Where pos­si­ble, food comes from NSW pro­duc­ers that prac­tise eth­i­cal and sus­tain­able farm­ing, while a part­ner­ship with Syd­ney Wa­ter al­lows con­fer­ence or­gan­is­ers to give del­e­gates re-us­able bot­tles that can be re­plen­ished at chilled re­fill sta­tions around the venue. In­side its first year, this tar­geted war on waste avoided the use of more than 775,000 plas­tic bot­tles – that’s 10 tonnes of plas­tic.

NEIL PERRY

Judge’s take

“This is a world-class, up-to-the-minute fa­cil­ity that all Aus­tralians should be proud of, not just Syd­neysiders.”

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