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I read in last weeks edition of the Parramatta Sun that the Sydney Olympic Park Authority has finally submitted a DA with the NSW Dept of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources.

Basically its a staged development that calls for 4 new residential skyscrapers to be built at Olympic Park (Homebush Bay) ranging from 16 to ............ 30 storeys! :)
 

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ive just tried to find the homebush thread with all the info about these prjects but looks like its deleted! damn. that means it hadnt had any posts for a while.
oh well, new thread.there are renders of these enormous blds. ill have to try and find.
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Wow that great news for Olympic Park, but SinCity has been banned? Has someone shot the messenger?
 

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i think it was talked about in the old thread but still
good place for more density even if little isolated
 

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^^There is one 30 storey tower in the masterplan for the site, directly opposite the Olympic Park train station.
 
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CULWULLA said:
heres the render of the 20storey/60m towers.
are they now 30storeys?
Thats probably not a fresh render since all 4 towers now vary in height. Pretty exciting development for the area.
 

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Did anyone notice this? I'm not sure if it's mentioned somewhere in another thread, but anyway, is a very cool 18-storey addition to the future skyline of Olympic Park!

Five stars at Olympic Park

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French hotel giant Accor yesterday unveiled plans for a five-star Sofitel at Sydney's Olympic Park in one of the first moves to build a major hotel in the city for almost a decade.

The 18-storey, 210-room hotel will be on Olympic Boulevard, next to the Novotel.

The project is expected to cost $50 million and will be owned by the Babcock & Brown-controlled Tourism Asset Holdings Ltd.

Accor has acquired a 94-year lease from the Sydney Olympic Park Authority, which will start on completion of the building.

The authority's chief executive, Brian Newman, said: "There aren't too many places in Sydney where hotels are being built or planned, but this is one of them."

Mr Newman said he was confident there would be a fourth hotel in the precinct.

The Sofitel, which is scheduled to open in mid-2008, will bring the total number of hotel rooms at Sydney Olympic Park to about 550.

Accor has a three-star Ibis in the precinct as well as the four-star Novotel.

The French hotelier is also leading in the race to develop a budget Formule 1 hotel on Edwin Flack Avenue for which tenders have been received.

Accor's hotels are among the best performers in Sydney, and have defied expectations of a slump after the Olympic Games in 2000.

Accor Asia-Pacific chairman David Baffsky said the new hotel highlighted the success of Sydney Olympic Park and the vision behind the development of the precinct.

Sydney Olympic Park had been an outstanding success despite many sceptics at the time believing that it would become a "white elephant" after the Olympics, Mr Baffsky said.

The Sofitel will be the first five-star hotel in western Sydney and the plans for its development come in conjunction with $150 million of work that has been committed to the precinct.

Some big deals include a new building for the NSW Institute of Sport and a 23,000 square metre building for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, which will move some 1400 staff to the park next year.


And another from Sydney Morning Herald:

Accor to build hotel at Olympic Park

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The development of Sydney Olympic Park has been given a boost with Accor's plan to build a $50 million Sofitel hotel.

This comes at a time of expansion in the surrounding north-western suburbs of Sydney, including North Ryde and Rhodes.

Brian Newman, chief executive of the Sydney Olympic Park Authority, said the precinct was emerging as a urban growth centre attracting investment interest in commercial, sporting, education, hospitality and residential forms of development.

The five-star Sofitel is to be built opposite the existing three- and four-star Novotel and Ibis hotels which are managed by Accor under an agreement between the hotel group and the Sydney Olympic Park Authority.

The Sofitel is scheduled to open in mid-2008 and will be an 18-storey, 210-room hotel linked to the Novotel and the Ibis by an underground basement to allow the "back-of-house" functions for the complex to be shared.

Sydney Olympic Park is home to more than 60 businesses including Orlando Wyndham, Dairy Farmers, QBE, BP Solar and Eveready and in the next two years other major businesses such as the Commonwealth Bank will relocate to the precinct.

Companies such as ANZ, National Australia Bank, Macquarie Bank and AAP have moved to the expanding commercial district near the park.

Accor Asia Pacific's chairman, David Baffsky, said that while the area, from a commercial perspective, was initally considered a "white elephant", the new hotel highlighted the success of Sydney Olympic Park, five year after the 2000 Games.

"Sydney Olympic Park has been an outstanding success, despite many sceptics believing it would become a white elephant after the Olympics," Mr Baffsky said.

"The growth of western Sydney's business community in the past five years has been phenomenal and the pace of development is set to increase as companies move their headquarters from the city to the west."

Mr Baffsky said the region had had no new hotel built for more than five years.
 

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Great. With the three residential towers planned, Olympic Park will have 5 high-rise buildings to compliment the many planned office low-rise (6 stories). The bay side buildings look to be around 8 stories too, maybe 30m.
 

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Can i just say, that i was at Olympic park about a month ago for a concert, and damn it is starting to look nice. The trees are starting to get mature and its growing into a beautiful scene.
 

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Olympic park is a very popular and sought after venue. when there are big athletics meets or swimming events, concerts ect.the visitors can crash the night instead of heading home. also business men can stay after the big meeting in the growing industrial parks out west.
its a great idea to have another big hotel.
 

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Found this in The Age today - more news on the Multiplex development for Olympic Park. Together with the existing Novotel and Ibis Hotel, the planned Sofitel and the new Commonwealth Bank office building currently under construction, this area is building its own little skyline!

Multiplex turns to Sydney's west
CAROLYN CUMMINS, SYDNEY
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MULTIPLEX may be battling it out in London with its troubled Wembley Stadium redevelopment, but its Australian business is holding up its own with a new $320 million residential block at Sydney Olympic Park.

It is being developed in a joint venture with Babcock & Brown in three stages. The four-building project is tipped to be completed in the next five years once all planning and design approvals have been granted.

The project comes as the residential apartment sector is under pressure, but real estate agents say by the time it is finished the market should have turned the corner.

In addition Sydney's west, where the site is located, is one of the faster growing districts for high-rises. The only other development in the area is Newington, the former Olympic Village.

Multiplex and Babcock & Brown plan to build 679 apartments, 930 car spaces, 485 square metres of retail space and a 40-place child care centre.

Stage one of the project - known as North Buildings A and B - will comprise 200 apartments in two joined towers of 24 and 16 storeys, with 283 car spaces, 256 square metres of retail space and the child care centre.

A final design by architectural firm Nic Turner and Associates, and a layout for stage one, will be submitted in the near future.

Merrill Lynch's property team said last week that they believe a number of events could provide a catalyst for the Multiplex share price, including "completion of Wembley on target, or if Multiplex can get the development division firing on all cylinders and if we assume that the construction division no longer requires an ongoing contingency".

"This remains valid but we believe that the market will not pay for this upside in full until there is absolute clarity on Wembley and it has completely passed from Multiplex to the client," Merrill Lynch said.

"We will look for comments on the progress of Wembley claims . . . at the first-half result to be held on February 23, 2006."

Multiplex Developments deputy managing director Dennis O'Regan said the project would meet important environmental criteria as set out by the Sydney Olympic Park Authority.

"There continues to be pent-up demand in Sydney's west for good quality, well-located residential properties. This latest venture at Sydney Olympic Park will go some way to meeting that demand," Mr O'Regan said.

Matthew McCann, head of Australian real estate at Babcock & Brown, says the project will establish a benchmark in environmental standards for urban residential developments.
 

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I recken it would look awesome if Olympic Park becomes another North Ryde buisness Park. High density up to 80m at Australia Buisness Park, HomeBush Bay. Like a buisness hubby. :D
 
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