Green light for Sydney Opera House renovations

Green light for Sydney Opera House renovations
Green light for Sydney Opera House renovations

Renovations to the Sydney Opera House by the NSW Government will feature a new function centre and other upgrades as part of the state government's $202 million Renewal project.

Proposed upgrades include the Function Centre, relocation of the existing Ballet Rehearsal Room, removal of the marquee on the Northern Boardwalk, and installation of removable bollards and umbrellas on the Northern Boardwalk.

Ben Lusher, Director, Key Sites Assessments, said the upgrades will not adversely impact the heritage fabric of the Sydney Opera House.

“The Department has considered the issues raised through community consultation as well as comments provided by NSW Heritage. Ensuring the heritage of one of Australia’s most iconic buildings is a key priority, so we have recommended a heritage consultant be engaged throughout the construction stages of the development,” he said.

“The heritage consultant would oversee the works to the interior walls and ensure significant fabric of the building is preserved, restored or removed appropriately.

“The Sydney Opera House upgrades will also see The Australian Ballet’s existing secondary rehearsal room relocated with improved facilities, and a new production kitchen to support the Function Centre, installed in its place.

“The upgrades will help make one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks a more functional space and allow even more people to enjoy the facilities of the Sydney Opera House.” 

Development works are valued at $16.7 million.

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