The NSW Government has announced that it has appointed Destination Sydney as Preferred Proponent for the Public Private Partnership (‘PPP’) contract to develop and manage the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct (‘SICEEP’ or ‘Precinct’) at Darling Harbour.
Spotless Group is one of the four constituent companies of the winning Destination Sydney consortium, alongside Lend Lease, Capella Capital and AEG Ogden.
Spotless will participate in the design development over the construction period. When construction is completed in December 2016, Spotless will provide integrated facilities management and lifecycle asset management services for a period of 25 years. The public private partnership project is scheduled to reach financial close in late 2013.
The SICEEP project involves expanding and enhancing the international convention, exhibition and entertainment complex at Darling Harbour, including developing new facilities and refurbishing existing facilities.
The Government is expecting this project to deliver new and innovative service-led solutions across operator services, expanded facilities, asset management services and commercial developments.
Bruce Dixon, CEO of Spotless Group, said Spotless has a long history and proven track record of successfully supporting PPPs across Australia and New Zealand through the provision of integrated facility services.
“This is Spotless’ thirteenth PPP win and our fifth working with the NSW government. This is an enviable record and reaffirms the value proposition that Spotless consistently brings to large scale projects.
“This win is a major step for Spotless in the business tourism market and continues our track record of delivering superior facilities services to projects including the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
“Spotless is proud to be a part of this Project which has the opportunity to redefine the Darling Harbour Precinct. We look forward to working with the Government, Consortium and local partners and supporting small business to partner with us,” said Mr Dixon.
Construction will commence in December 2013.