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Sydney: $7 billion in new infrastructure
Details of Sydney’s most exciting waterfront developments for conferences, conventions and incentive travel worth more than $7 billion - Barangaroo, the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre and Star City Casino – were revealed at the last Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne. Barangaroo is a rare opportunity to transform 22 hectares of former industrial space on Sydney Harbour into a $6 billion public, residential and commercial CBD precinct with a waterfront promenade running the length of the site. The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre will be expanded to create more space for major international events, while Star City is undergoing a major renovation. The $550 million proposed redevelopment of the entertainment centre at Darling Harbour includes the new Sydney Multifunctional Convention and Entertainment Centre (SMCEC) on the site of the existing carpark at Haymarket. The existing Sydney Entertainment Centre (SEC) will be demolished, opening up new development and public space in south Darling Harbour. The new facility will feature more than 20,000 square metres of new floor space increasing capacity to a total of over 40,000 square metres, with a conference auditorium for 12,000 people. The project is expected to be completed by 2015. The $860 million Star City redevelopment will transform the casino into a world-class venue, adding a 3,000 seated capacity multi–purpose Events Centre, a further 172 room hotel to complement the existing 350 hotel and 130 apartments, plus several new highly acclaimed restaurants.