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Sydney’s new crowning glory

The pre-function area at Infinity Convention Centre.
The pre-function area at Infinity Convention Centre.

Sydney's inner south district will soon be joined by a new convention centre in September that will open as part of a A$575 million mixed-use development. 

Crown Group has finally taken the wraps off the 430-capacity Infinity Convention Centre at Green Square. With its iconic looped design by Koichi Takada Architects, the 20-storey development will house 326 luxury apartments and a 90-key hotel.

The centre is part of a A$13 billion transformation of Green Square, which is adding a flurry of new developments such as a train station and aquatic centre. Last year, it was joined by the Green Square library, a perfect co-working or study space for visitors. Adding vibrant options for pre- and post-event is a new street and dining precinct with wine and coffee bars. 

Wayne Taranto, Crown Group's director of hotels and suites, hopes the centre's ease of access to the airport and city will make it an attractive option for global events. It also has the bonus of having more than 20 new retail stores, cafes and restaurants nearby. 

The centre has spaces that can cater to classroom style-seating for up to 65, cocktail events for 450, sit-down dinners for 370 and auditorium events for 430 people. Food and beverage needs for large-scale functions can also be catered for from its central kitchen facilities. 

Visitors will have pedestrian access from Green Square's new Ebsworth Street and improved public transport access, with the extension of an underground pedestrian walkway.

It will also be wheelchair-accessible via a lift linking Botany Road's public plaza with Green Square train station.