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BEST sits at the heart of the Blacktown International Sportspark. Originally developed for the Sydney 2000 Olympic games for the hockey and softball competitions, the park has continued to grow its reputation as a worlds class venue for sporting teams and the local community.

Stuart Ford, General Manager at BEST for Delaware North

The Sportspark encourages inclusive participation in, and the development of, athletes and teams at a local, regional, national and international level. Organisations that call the Sportspark home include;
the Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club. GWS Giants, Sydney Blue Sox, Sydney Thunder and the NSW Breakers.In 2017, am ambitious masterplan was developed by Blacktown City Council, in conjunction with sporting organisations, health providers and educational

Delaware North was an early partner coming on board in 2019, operating on site accommodation The Lodge, Parklands Café and catering for events and functions within the precinct.

The $100 million investment, funded by federal, state, and local government alongside privatesector contributions opened in November 2023, with key partners including the Australian Catholic University (ACU), Sydney West Sports Medicine, Australian Football League (AFL), WentWest.

Last year BISP hosted 5,464 events with over half a million visitors. Its a 60 ha site of cutting-edge facilities, including a high-performance gym, sports medicine clinic, research laboratory, conference centre,hotel, retail space, and a café.

Soon to be added will be the $15 million DisabilitySports Centre of Excellence.

Western Sydney’s future is bright for a number of reasons:

  • The region has experienced larger growth than any other NSW area in the past decade and is the second fastest growing visitor region in NSW.
  • Western Sydney’s population is growing, and with it, multi-culturalism is rising as is the Visiting Friends and Relatives sector.
  • Three new medical precincts at Westmead, Penrith and Liverpool, present multiple opportunities in
    terms of health education students, study tours, sports medicine, business events and medical tourism.
  • Western Sydney is already a key contributor to the NSW Visitor Economy and currently delivers
    $4.2 billion in visitor expenditure.
  • A number of very significant infrastructure developments are already in the pipeline, such as the Parramatta riverfront development and the new Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek due to open by 2026.
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