Sydney’s iconic Royal Hall of Industries at Moore Park will be transformed into Sydney Swans HQ, a world-class sporting and community hub, following successful negotiations to re-enliven the project.
The dream, first announced in October 2018, will finally become a reality.
The announcement comes just weeks following the historic announcement of the Sydney Swans being awarded a licence to join the AFLW competition in late 2022.
Over the past decade the Sydney Swans have sought to identify and develop a world class training and administration facility in close proximity to the SCG. The facility would secure the club’s long-term home and critically, provide wide ranging community benefit and access. That vision was realised when the club announced it had secured the lease on the Royal Hall of Industries at Moore Park in 2018.
In April 2020, with works weeks from commencing, the Swans and its partners were forced to surrender the lease, owing to the unprecedented uncertainty related to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over recent months, the Sydney Swans and its partners have worked closely with the NSW Government and Greater Sydney Parklands to re-enliven the project.
Shovel ready, works on the project are set to commence immediately – providing an important boost to the NSW economy.
A re-enlivened Sydney Swans HQ was a key pillar of the Swans’ successful bid for an AFLW licence, with the project set to deliver men’s and women’s elite training facilities.
When complete in late 2022, the Sydney Swans HQ will be home to the Sydney Swans elite men’s and women’s teams, as well as more than 700 young athletes, boys and girls, engaged in the QBE Sydney Swans Academy.
An international standard netball court and training facility will be constructed, catering to community and elite players, while also providing valuable infrastructure for the 2027 Netball World Cup, to be hosted in NSW.
Community sits at the core of the project. In addition to providing a new meeting place for the Swans community of more than 50,000 members and our more than one million fans, the Sydney Swans HQ will also be home to Indigenous focused not-for-profits’ the GO Foundation and Clontarf Foundation. It is intended that an Australian Red Cross Lifeblood donor centre is housed within the facility, which could become an important blood collection hub in Sydney’s east.
- Elite training facilities for the Sydney Swans AFL and AFLW programs.
- Home for 700 boys and girls engaged in the QBE Sydney Swans Academy program.
- International standard netball court and training facility, available to community and elite netball programs.
- Rent-free headquarters of the GO Foundation, Clontarf Foundation and potential site of an Australian Red Cross Lifeblood donor centre.
- On site café, museum.
- Outdoor plaza area for year-round fan, community and public use.
- B1 Microbats
- B34 Heritage interpretation plan
- B35 RHI archival recording
- B36 Schedule of conservation works
- B37 Reversibility
- B41 Conservation management plan
- B58 Signage strategy
- C5-C8 Pre-construction compliance report
- C9 Independant Environmental Auditor
- C14 Pre-construction dilapidation report
- C16 Community Consultation and Engagement Plan
- C21 Construction Environmental Plan
- C22 Construction Noise and Vibration Management Plan
- C23 Construction Pedestrian and Traffic Management Plan
- C24 Construction Soil and Water Management Plan
- C32 Hazardous Material Survey
Ongoing Reporting & Audits:
A complaint and enquiries procedure has been implemented, and will be maintained for the duration of the construction project, including the following measures:
- a toll-free 24-hour telephone number on which a complaint or enquiries about the carrying out of any works can be registered
- a postal address to which written complaints and enquiries may be sent
- an email address to which electronic complaints and enquiries may be transmitted.