PLACEMAKING NSW: NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
IR AWARDED A TENDER FOR MAJOR PUBLIC PRECINCTS IN SYDNEY: EVENTS RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY AND EVENTS COUNTER-TERRORISM PLAN
In February 2020, the New South Wales Government announced Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) and Place Management NSW (PMNSW) would be brought under the governance of a new Placemaking NSW division, within the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE). The precincts administered by SOPA and PMNSW incorporate Sydney’s premier sporting, recreation, entertainment and business venues.
PMNSW is responsible for Sydney’s most iconic waterfront precincts and areas, including The Rocks, The Rocks Market, Circular Quay and Darling Harbour.
SOPA is responsible for the management of public places within Sydney Olympic Park, comprising 430 hectares of parklands, seven sporting venues, various hotels, business complexes and transport interfaces.
The operations and commercial arrangements for these locations are uniquely independent and varied. Nonetheless, all locations are “…easily accessible by large numbers of people on a predictable basis” and as such, fall into the category of a ‘Crowded Place’ as defined by the Australian-New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee (ANZCTC).
Placemaking NSW determined there are opportunities for harmonisation and efficiencies through the implementation of consistent risk assessment processes and major event counter-terrorism planning for the public domain spaces for all its precincts.
The IR team will bring to this project its extensive project experience in risk management and security planning for iconic precincts across Australia and internationally (including in Brazil, France, Malaysia, Thailand and the UK). IR also has significant other Sydney precinct experience. We have completed several precinct security projects for SOPA as well as risk, design and operational planning deliverables for public domain security at Circular Quay and Barangaroo.