• Civil & Infrastructure
  • Sporting & Community

Sydney Olympic Stadium & Aquatic Centre

  • Client: Multiplex Constructions

    Project Value: $18m

    Project Status: Completed 1999

Stadium Australia, is a multi-purpose stadium located in the Sydney Olympic Park, in Sydney, Australia. The stadium, which in Australia is sometimes referred to as Sydney Olympic Stadium, Homebush Stadium or simply the Olympic Stadium, was completed in March 1999 at a cost of A$690 million to host the 2000 Summer Olympics.

The stadium was originally built to hold 110,000 spectators, making it the largest Olympic Stadium ever built and the second largest stadium in Australia after the Melbourne Cricket Ground which held more than 120,000 before its re-design in the early 2000s.

The Sydney Aquatic Centre in Sydney’s Homebush Bay was one of the first Olympic Sporting facilities to be completed and was a chief ingredient in the success of Sydney’s Bid to win the Olympic Games for Australia in the Year 2000. Juan Samaranch describing it as “the best Olympic Pool facility” he had ever seen.

The Centre combines state of the art facilities for aquatic sports competition with a large and very popular aquatic leisure centre.

The competition area includes a diving pool, a 50m competition pool, leisure pools and a utilities pool, which has a movable floor that can be raised or lowered, allowing it to be used for regular swimming events, as a warm-up pool, as a shallow pool for toddler training or as a totally water-free area for promotional events.

The leisure centre, which attracts crowds of up to 25,000 each weekend, comprises a bubbling beach, a water slide, a river ride, a series of water features and areas for aquaerobics and play, plus a fully equipped gym.

John R Keith were contracted by Multiplex to carry out the Hydraulic works on the Stadium and the Aquatic Centre.