Sydney’s Newest Water-Based Event Venue Approved for Development

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Leading events and hospitality firm, Dockside Group has received development consent to build an event venue on an anchored floating pontoon in the heart of Darling Harbour.

Opening in mid-2014, the Dockside Pavilion at Darling Harbour will cater for up to 1,440 seated guests and 2,000 standing and provide spectacular water and city views.

Dockside Pavilion at Darling Harbour, a partnership between Dockside Group, the Darling Harbour Alliance and the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, is set to become an outstanding event and entertainment destination, as a part of the exciting business activation strategy for the precinct during the redevelopment period.

The Pavilion’s unique sleek and contemporary design was created by internationally-renowned fabric architect Warwick Bell of Fabric Structure Systems, the creators of globally celebrated ventures including Louis Vuitton’s 150th Anniversary Trunk and The Cloud, Auckland.

Christopher Drivas, Managing Director, Dockside Group said the Dockside Pavilion is an important component in ensuring Darling Harbour is a dynamic and desirable precinct to visit during the redevelopment of the area.

“With capabilities to host numerous and diverse events, including conferences, business events, charity gala events, festivals and public events, the Dockside Pavilion will offer event organisers an exciting new option.

“We felt it was important for us as long-term tenants of Darling Harbour to support the industry and the businesses around us during this time of transition. We are looking forward to hosting many exciting and wonderful experiences,” said Mr Drivas.

Dockside Pavilion will provide a unique venue alternative during the closure of the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, filling a gap in the market for large-scale function space prior to the opening of ICC Sydney, the ICC Exhibition and Theatre in 2016.

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