Glebe Island tenders taken

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Tenders received for the construction of the temporary Glebe Island Expo venue are now being assessed by Infrastructure NSW. Five companies have submitted tenders to design, build, operate and eventually remove Glebe Island Expo.“The five bidding teams include leading national and international architects and events, construction and logistics companies,” Infrastructure NSW Project Director Tim Parker said.The NSW Government and private sector plan to re-design and rebuild the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre between 2013 and 2016.Glebe Island Expo is expected to be erected as a marquee-style structure, hosting exhibitions and trade shows, while Australia’s largest and first fully-integrated MICE and entertainment facility at Darling Harbour is being built. Glebe Island will see improvements, such as a ferry service, once the interim Expo facility has been constructed, according to NSW Planning Minister Brad Hazzard.“Creating a high-quality interim venue at Glebe Island will ensure Sydney remains number one for the all-important events industry, which generates more than $100 million in economic benefit for the NSW economy every year,” Mr Parker said.Although specific plans will be developed by the successful applicant, Glebe Island Expo is expected to offer exhibition space of up to 25,000 sqm and event-related food and beverage facilities.last_img

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