- The existing Sydney Football Stadium will be demolished to make way for a new stadium, with the demolition and construction works scheduled to take place from January 2019.
- UTS staff and students located at our Moore Park facilities in the Rugby Australia Building can expect some impacts while the project is underway.
The NSW Government has announced that the Sydney Football Stadium will be demolished to make way for a new stadium. Demolition has been scheduled to begin in January 2019, pending confirmation of planning approval, with construction through 2020-21.
Demolition and construction are being managed by Infrastructure NSW and details of the project can be found on . Planning documents can also be found on the .
UTS operates facilities at Moore Park in the Rugby Australia Building (RAB), which is located next to the stadium in the heart of the Moore Park sporting precinct. Due to the location, UTS students and staff using these facilities will experience impacts from this project.
UTS is working with Infrastructure NSW to ensure that our staff and students are informed about the project, as well as potential impacts and the mitigation strategies being put in place to minimise disruptions. An overview of those potential impacts can be found below.
Any students or staff who have questions or feedback about the project can email
Project timeline and workhours
Infrastructure NSW has provided this general timeline for the project:
- Demolition through 2019
- Construction through 2020-21
- New stadium operational in first quarter 2022
Onsite work hours through that period are:
- 7am-6pm on weekdays
- 8am-1pm on Saturdays
Impacts for our students and staff
Infrastructure NSW will work with the project contractors to ensure that impacts on neighbouring buildings will be minimised. However, it is inevitable that students and staff using our Moore Park facilities will experience some disruption.
Here is an overview of what to expect:
Pedestrian access: Hoardings will go up around the work site from early January. By the end of February, the work site will include the SCGT MP1 Member’s Carpark between the RAB and NRL building. Hoardings will completely block access to the carpark, including for pedestrians.
If you are walking between the RAB and other parts of Moore Park, including the UTS shuttle bus stop, you will need to divert along Moore Park Rd and Driver Ave. Please allow extra time for this.
As heavy vehicles will be moving in and out of the site, please be alert and follow the guidance of traffic controllers at worksite entrances.
Parking: We expect increased demand for parking in local streets and car parks, due to the number of workers on site each day and the closure of the SCGT MP1 Member’s Carpark. We encourage UTS staff and students to use public transport where possible. The will continue to run between the UTS Tower and Moore Park.
All-day paid parking is available at , including at a monthly rate.
Noise and vibration: There is likely to be a level of noise and vibration throughout the project, particularly throughout the demolition phase. However, contractors will be subject to noise controls, with noise meters monitoring noise levels across the site and surrounding area.
UTS staff and students may consider reducing the impact of noise and vibration by moving meetings or study sessions to the western end of the RAB, furthest from the worksite, to alternative spaces at the Broadway precinct, or to times outside the construction site work hours.
Dust: While contractors will take steps to contain the dust to the worksite, there will be a level of dust in the local area throughout the project, particularly during the demolition phase.
Who to contact with questions or feedback
The UTS campus communications team will be in regular contact with Infrastructure NSW and we are happy to pass on feedback or ask for further information on behalf of our students and staff. Email with your comments.
Regular updates will be provided throughout the project, to keep students and staff informed of progress, as well as any significant or disruptive works. Students and staff located at Moore Park can expect semi-regular emails delivered through their faculties.