The rebuilding of Allianz Stadium has delivered new public open space, artwork and facilities to the Sydney Cricket Ground precinct. The new venue is the third neighbour stadium to the SCG, which was established in the 1850s by troops from nearby Victoria Barracks.

The Sydney Sports Ground was opened in 1903 and operated until 1986. It was established as a venue for sports other than cricket and hosted the football codes, elite level athletics, motor sport, boxing, concerts and other events. In 1988, it was replaced by the original Sydney Football Stadium, a venue purpose built for the football codes and designed by celebrated Australian architect Philip Cox.

It closed in 2018 having hosted all manner of sporting and entertainment events from grand finals, FIFA World Cup qualifiers, rugby Tests, concerts by major international artists and even large-scale spectaculars such as Aida and Turandot.

Cox Architecture designed the original SFS’s replacement, which was opened in 2022 and delivered on time and under budget by the John Holland Group. In its first six months of operation, the new Allianz Stadium welcomed more than 700,000 people through the gates to sporting matches, concerts and community events.

The next major project is the delivery of the precinct village and carpark, which will establish new public plazas, green space and facilities, return the member tennis courts and a provide a 1500-space carpark adjacent to the stadium.

Moore Park Village: An artist's impression of SFS-SCG Precinct

A community consultative committee operated throughout the construction of the new stadium. The committee’s membership was refreshed at the completion of construction and as the stadium moved into the operational phase. A new independent chair was appointed. The committee is a crucial forum with representatives from local organisations, unaligned local residents as well as our neighbouring councils, City of Sydney, Woollahra, Waverley and Randwick. Particpants are updated on stadium activities and discuss issues and any points of concern.

In accordance with condition B18 of the SSD 9835, Venues NSW sought the Planning Secretary’s approval to continue the CCC established for Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the SFS Redevelopment for the duration of the Precinct Village and Carpark construction works and for a least 12 months following the completion of construction or until the submission of the second Post Occupation Compliance Report is submitted (whichever is the sooner).

A Planning Modification (Modification 7) to Sydney Football Stadium (SFS) Redevelopment (SSD 9835) to incorporate the ‘Precinct Village and Car Park’ was approved by the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces on 18 July 2022.

The community consultative committee independent chair is Professor Helen Lochhead, contactable on and the membership is:

  • Will Mrongovius, The Paddington Society
  • Brigadier Malcolm Wells, Victoria Barracks
  • Robert Postema
  • Julie Armour
  • Simon Darcy
  • Adam Worling, City of Sydney
  • Cr Susan Wynne, Mayor of Woollahra
  • Cr Paula Masselos, Mayor of Waverley
  • Cr Dylan Parker, Mayor of Randwick
  • Phillip Heads, Venues NSW

Meeting minutes and other relevant documents will be made available below:

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