$ 200 million for world events in New South Wales and a world-class stage to transform Sydney

The NSW government is giving the economy of state visitors a boost of $ 200 million for turbocharger recovery by providing global events in Sydney and the New Wales region from South.

The new $ 200 million State Significant Events Fund – delivered over four years – will put NSW in pole position to secure major events that draw visitors to the state.

Meanwhile, this summer the Cahill Expressway will be temporarily transformed into a world-class stage.

Road traffic will make way for pedestrian traffic on the Cahill Expressway from December 31, 2021 (for New Years Eve) to January 6, 2022 with markets, shows and giant screens during the day, then headlines and experiences pop-up restaurant and bar at night.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said both initiatives were part of the NSW government’s plan to support the recovery and growth of visitor and 24-hour economies, activate public spaces and introduce the state and the port city to the world. .

“As we move through the pandemic, we are working to make sure Sydney and NSW continue to shine, businesses stay in business and people return to our amazing port city to support the economic recovery,” Perrottet said.

“An innovative activation on the Cahill Expressway is one of the business recommendations we heard at the CBD summits, and it will draw people to the city, during the key commercial summer season. “

Employment, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Minister Stuart Ayres said the establishment of the State Significant Events Fund would expand opportunities for NSW in terms of visits and global profile.

“Getting more visitors to Sydney and the New South Wales region, providing them with high quality experiences and offering an array of events to include in their itinerary will propel us towards our goal of being the premier economic capital. and event for Asia-Pacific visitors by 2030, ”said Ayres.

“It’s about letting the world know that we are open, that our state is thriving, and that there is nothing better to visit right now.

“We know that visitors are looking for unforgettable experiences, so we want to ensure successful international concerts for Sydney and regional New South Wales venues, direct exhibitions from the best galleries in the world, international sporting code events from high level and events celebrating fashion and design, popular culture and creativity and innovation.

The Cahill Expressway will be closed to traffic from Friday, December 31, 2021 until Thursday, January 6, 2022, with public transportation and alternative routes available to visitors and residents.

For more information on what’s happening in Sydney and New South Wales, visit www.sydney.com and www.visitnsw.com.

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