Public participation : a sustainable legacy for Olympic parks / Eveline Mussi... [et al.]

Mussi, Eveline

Since the 1980s, plans for the Sydney Olympic Park (SOP) have been underway to transform the heavily contaminated brownfield site of Homebush Bay into a thriving urban precinct of residential neighbourhoods, business districts and regional parklands. This transformation has been underpinned by Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD) principles, as established by Sydney Olympic organisers in the bid for the 2000 Olympic Games. The Sydney Olympic Park Master Plan 2030 envisions 23,500 residents and a doubling of office spaces, responding to state goals for the growth of the Western Sydney region. Such population growth challenges SOP’s management to remain loyal to sustainable development, maintaining a ‘local’ level of engagement and participation with residents and balancing competing interests from businesses who view themselves as integral stakeholders in SOP. The importance of public participation to sustainable development and contemporary challenges to its application, especially in public- private mega-projects, is the focus of this chapter. The chapter will discuss findings from a 4-year doctoral investigation of social sustainability in the SOP and how public participation has been considered and implemented in the process of developing it, post-Games.

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