Industry Profile - Sports InfrastructureTo Economy
Developing their skills in the lead up to the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney, one of the major uses of sports infrastructure in Sydney today is in the management and planning of major sporting events. Their expertise has been used in the planning of major events and games overseas including the Rugby World Cup 2003 and the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and continue to be actively involved in the planning for future events including the 2012 Olympic Games.
There are two national companies which work specifically to further the use of New South Wales based sports infrastructure. The Department of State and Regional Development (DSRD) was set up by the New South Wales government with the purpose of securing key overseas contracts for local sporting infrastructure using their skills to deliver events worldwide. In a joint venture between Victoria and New South Wales, the Australian International Sporting Events Secretariat (AISES) works to pool the collective resources of both States allowing overseas companies the best access to top specialist sports infrastructure in Australia.