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ISSUE 01 LAUNCH EDITION54ENTERTAINMENT FITNESS LIFESTYLE ACCOMMODATION.A W NE W AWOR LD EN A TE IT R S TO WWESTHQ.COM.AUIN.FEATURES 08. SYDNEY COLISEUM THEATRE, A MASTERPIECE IN THE MAKING. 18. VISIT THE STATE-OF-THEART SYDNEY GYMNASTIC & AQUATIC CENTRE AND MEET OUR VERY OWN WORLD CUP CHAMPION. 28. INDULGE YOUR SENSES WITH AUTHENTIC FLAVOURS AND EXQUISITE DINING. DISCOVER WHAT’S NEW AT WEST HQ.Contents0819PRE VIEWSydney Coliseum TheatreINTER VIEWMeet our World Cup Champion Emma NedovWest HQ Board of Directors: Dennis Dewhurst, Chairperson Chris Pilao, Vice-Chairperson Ken Clements, Director Greg McCully, Director James Vargas, Director Peter Hamrol, Director Alf Davey, Director Allan Hills, Director Norm Finch, Director West HQ Chief Executive Officer: Richard Errington Production: As Needed Marketing Cupcake Design Studio Pty Ltd West HQ VIEW is distributed and published by West HQ Limited. This publication has been printed on 100% recycled paper. FREE PUBLICATION.Sydney Coliseum Theatre will open its doors in December and is set to deliver a new standard of entertainment to audiences of Greater Western Sydney.“I started training at SGAC in 2014, when it had just opened and I attended my first World Championships that year. SGAC has been so supportive to me throughout the past few years I have trained there. I’m hoping to make the Tokyo Olympics next year which could bring any number of exciting things for the future.”The opinions and comments within the West HQ VIEW expressed by individuals do not necessarily represent those of the publishers and no legal responsibility can be accepted for the use by readers of information or advice of whatever kind given in this publication, either in editorial or advertisements. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior permission of West HQ Limited. Players activity statement available on request. West HQ practices the responsible service of alcohol. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help 1800 858 858. www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au. If gambling is creating a problem in your life help is available. Contact the 24hr free confidential counselling service on 1800 BETSAFE (1800 238 723). West HQ Limited ACN 000 842 375 (Company) recognises the importance of protecting the privacy and the rights of individuals in relation to their personal information. For more information about our Privacy Policy visit: https://westhq.com.au/privacy-policy/Cover image: Dame Edna Everage.41INTER VIEWBringing authentic Italian street food to Western Sydney.WEST HQ VIEW“West HQ belongs to everyone; we believe we have created more than just a space. We have created a social hub for entertainment, fitness, lifestyle and accommodation – all in one destination.” CEO MESSAGE0454102WHAT’SNEWDiscover what’s newDiscover every view from West HQ which will excite you with the abundance of options for everyday moments to social events – all in one iconic destination.A NEW WORLD AWAITS Unlock your chance to win a share of $1 million in prizes including 5 overseas destination holiday packages, $500,000 spending money and over $300,000 in instant prizes. Visit West HQ during 20 July to 28 September and simply swipe your loyalty card at the Kiosk. Members can enter every hour on the hour. The more you enter, the more chances you have to win. If you are hungry for more entries, simply purchase an additional food or beverage item at West HQ.WEST HQ VIEW2SGAC/GYMNASTICSP5CAR PARKONE55 EAT ST.ROOTY HILL RSLSYDNEY COLISEUM THEATRE P4WEST HQ VIEW3SGAC/AQUATICSP6ZONE BOWLINGP1CAR PARKP2NOVOTELP3AT A GLANCE A social hub catering for every aspect of your wellbeing, from entertainment, fitness, lifestyle and accommodation. Discover every view from West HQ which will excite you with the abundance of options for everyday moments – all in one iconic destination, at West HQ.WEST HQ VIEW4WEST HQ IS HOME TO PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, BACKGROUNDS, AND ABILITIES WHO COME TOGETHER NOT ONLY TO ENJOY THEIR SHARED SPACES, BUT TO PLAY A KEY ROLE IN THE IMAGINATION, CREATION, AND SUSTAINMENT OF THE REGION’S IDENTITY. Over the last decade, Sydney’s Western Corridor has seen a level of unprecedented growth which is unlikely to tire itself out any time soon; this has brought about change and development which has of course been challenging at times but has also paved the path for opportunities previously unheard of and completely unimagined. West HQ is at the core of that opportunity, helping our district make the most of Greater Western Sydney’s growth by creating ways for businesses to thrive without being tied to revenue from the gaming industry.Richard Errington, CEO, West HQWELCOME TO THE ALL-NEW VIEW BY WEST HQ I’m delighted to invite you to our very first edition of this publication which is packed with vibrant content, and designed to bring you, our valued patrons, all the exciting things that are happening at Sydney’s leading landmark destination of Western Sydney, West HQ.and reinvent the concept of public spaces. We want you to be able to take part in the collective; to help us create a destination hub for all things entertainment, fitness, lifestyle and accommodation that truly represents the heart of Western Sydney.Our annual publication will endeavour to share with you all the ‘Views’ from our iconic destination for entertainment, fitness, lifestyle and accommodation, will enthuse you with the abundance of options for business and social events, celebrations, daily outings, gatherings with friends and family, exercise, health and wellbeing and what is on at our venues.The core of West HQ is about more than just extraordinary development or facilitating better urban design. We understand that the greatest of public spaces are never measured on the basis of their physical beauty alone; they must also serve the people that live within them, acting as a vital resource, and offering function as well as form.The pages that follow will unravel the stories and the passion that sit behind each of our outlets, celebrating the great things in life that not only bring colour to our lives but also create a social connection between people and places, bringing us together. In transforming West HQ Limited into the premier dining and entertainment precinct of Western Sydney, we were inspired to reimagineWe started this journey with a shared belief in the importance of connections between people, and one of the best ways for human beings to connect is by strengthening people’s relationships with the spaces they inhabit, and the spaces they share. The connection we wish to continually build on is one where people will want to be; a cultural connection hub, with an intrinsic understanding of the myriad identities that define a place and support the region’s ongoing evolution.In creating West HQ, we observed, listened to, and asked questions of the people who live, work, and are entertained here, to understand their needs and aspirations for the future of the space and the region as a whole. With this knowledge, we believe we have created an iconic destination for the neighbourhood to look after every aspect of their wellbeing, from fitness and health to dining and hospitality, nightlife, entertainment and accommodation, and businesses to answer any call as to how they spend their leisure time. West HQ was designed with people in mind; we have focussed on the social and cultural importance of building a lively regional epicentre around inviting public spaces. We encourage our patrons to take ownership of their neighbourhood, to walk the streets with confidence, safety and a sense of belonging, all while contributing to the buzz of a vibrant social life in one destination, right here at West HQ. Ten years in the making, the much-lauded Sydney Coliseum Theatre is due to open later this year. A world-class establishment, beautiful in its architectural design and technically superior as a lyric theatre, the Coliseum will put the genius and creativity of the Australian entertainment industry on the global cultural map; an achievement Greater Western Sydney can call our own and be trulyWEST HQ VIEW5proud of as we showcase our best and host international performances for all to enjoy. Find out how this masterpiece came to life and the superb line up of artists for the opening week of celebrations on page 8. Our destination also boasts the renowned Sydney Gymnastic & Aquatic Centre, ZONE BOWLING, as well as our own One55 Health and Fitness. You will activate your senses with the latest in Fitness and be inspired to discover how to live an active life. Look out for our Fitness feature on page 22. Furthermore, new and exciting dining experiences from award-winning restaurants are coming to West HQ. From fine dining to more laid-back every day dining in a relaxed yet stylish atmosphere along with an abundance of choice, West HQ is the ultimate destination. Discover it all in the Lifestyle section of this publication on page 27. Finally, our accommodation offering of 4.5-star spacious stays at Novotel Sydney West HQ by Accor Hotels is on page 49. This luxury hotel will be joined by the 5-star Pullman Hotel due to be introduced to the West HQ family mid next decade.THE VISION OF WEST HQ EXPANDS BEYOND ANY ONE PERSON OR BUSINESS. We want to thank you for helping us create what will be the next enduring icon of Sydney’s cultural history. I hope you enjoy our first edition of the VIEW and I look forward to seeing you at the best destination Western Sydney has to offer. Whether you’re looking to stay, dine out, work out, shop, or just hang about, you know where to find us. Richard Errington, CEO, West HQSEE YOU AT WEST HQ.DAME EDNA MY GORGEOUS LIFE 18-19 DEC Proudly owned and managed bySYDNEYCOLISEUM.COM.AUENTER TAIN MENT WEST HQ, SYDNEY’S NEW HOME TO ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENTExperience world-famous stage shows, stellar musicals, concerts and performances in one destination.WEST HQ VIEW8A GRAND OPENING TEN YEARS IN THE MAKINGThis December, when the Sydney Coliseum Theatre officially opens its doors, it will mark the culmination of West HQ’s ten-year vision to build a premium arts and entertainment venue and attract world class entertainment to the Greater Western Sydney region. On 11 June, a spectacular program of opening celebration performances from some of Australia’s biggest stars including David Campbell, Dame Edna, Tina Arena, John Butler and Keith Urban was announced. Beginning 12 December, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will be joined by Australia’s very own swing-king, television star and Order of Australia recipient David Campbell. Over two performances, the exclusive collaboration will see David Campbell performing new arrangements of his Christmas album hits, backed by the immense talents of Australia’s premier symphony orchestra. What better way to kick off your festive season! Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December international award-winning singer/songwriter Tina Arena, presented in association with theMichael Cassel Group, will play two exclusive shows at the Sydney Coliseum Theatre. Recently inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and awarded an Order of Australia Medal, Tina Arena has charted at #1 in both Australia and France, is a platinum selling artist and has gained recognition for her lifelong contribution to the arts. Forced out of retirement by the demands of her adoring possums, the grand dame of world theatre, Dame Edna Everage will bring her megastar power to the Sydney Coliseum Theatre’s opening program with the Tony Award winning star announcing two performances of ‘Dame Edna My Gorgeous Life’ on 18 December and 19 December. Since she first appeared on stage as the purple rinsed Melbourne housewife, Dame Edna Everage has toured Europe, the Middle East and the US and will now bestow her iconic brand of comedy on audiences at the Sydney Coliseum Theatre, West HQ. Fans of high energy, rock concerts have not been forgotten as ARIA award winning John Butler has announced he will perform on 20 December. The highly lauded musician, singer and songwriter is sure to wow audiences with songs from his chart-topping albums in this exclusive performance.A STAR-STUDDED GRAND OPENING On 21 December, Grammy and ARIA award winning global star Keith Urban will officially open the Sydney Coliseum Theatre with an exclusive performance titled ‘Keith Urban and Friends’. The concert which is sure to raise the roof of the iconic new performance space, will feature special guest Australian artists. Keith Urban is one of Australia’s biggest international success stories regularly selling out arenas both at home and throughout the US and with a host of #1 albums to his name. With a signature style that blends rock, contemporary country, pop and soulful ballads, Urban is highly regarded as one of the world’s best live performers. To find out more about our opening celebrations head to SYDNEYCOLISEUM.COM.AUWEST HQ VIEWWESTERN SYDNEY’S NEW HOME OF ARTS, CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT WITH THE OPENING OF WEST HQ’S NEW SYDNEY COLISEUM THEATRE, THERE WILL BE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE WITH AUSTRALIA’S LEADING ARTISTIC PERFORMERS AND COMPANIES CONFIRMED FOR 2020 AND BEYOND.9love of the arts for kids and families through the beauty of Storytime Ballet this January.Sydney Youth OrchestrasRolling Thunder VietnamFounded in 1973, Sydney Youth Orchestras is the leading orchestral training and education provider in NSW. Together they inspire excellence, presenting public concerts and performing in major events. It is a celebration of the thousands of young musicians who have nurtured their love of orchestral music, learnt important life skills, and have formative experiences at Sydney Youth Orchestras.This uplifting theatrical concert captures the courage of young soldiers in a momentous era, featuring original images and potent footage interwoven between great rock classics – ‘Magic Carpet Ride’, ‘Fortunate Son’, ‘The Letter’ and ‘All Along The Watchtower’. Rolling Thunder Vietnam is a powerhouse evening of entertainment through the stories of the war, and is not to be missed.Sydney Dance Company Meaning ‘from within’ in Latin, ab [intra] is “an exploration of our primal instincts, our impulses and our visceral responses”, says choreographer Rafael Bonachela. Recently nominated for a 2019 Helpmann Award, ab [intra] is highly acclaimed by audiences and critics alike and will play its premier Western Sydney season at the Sydney Coliseum Theatre, West HQ in 2020.Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Sydney Symphony Orchestra From the classics to contemporary creations, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will be presenting a diverse and rich program for audiences of Greater Western Sydney, including popular movie productions and a specially selected program of contemporary and classical concert performances.Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, will bring its authentic storytelling, outstanding technique, unique designs and deeply moving performances to the Sydney Coliseum Theatre. This multi-Helpmann Award winning company will present one of its leading programs in a series of exclusive performances in early 2020.The Australian Ballet Experience the world’s most famous ballet live on stage in a brand-new production of The Nutcracker by The Australian Ballet, created especially for children aged three and up. This wonderful school holiday program offers a unique opportunity to cultivate a life-longSydney Philharmonia Choirs presents the art of choral singing at the highest standard, and develops the talents of those with a passion for singing in Sydney and beyond. Their incredible annual Christmas Gala event is spectacular.St Petersburg Ballet presents Swan Lake Coming in early 2021, and boasting magnificent traditionally painted backdrops, gorgeous costumes and some of the worlds greatest dancers, the internationally acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet will be performing the full-length classic production of Swan Lake in a spectacular opportunity not to be missed.TO BE AMONGST THE FIRST TO FIND OUT ABOUT PERFORMANCES AND ON SALE DATES, VISIT SYDNEYCOLISEUM.COM.AUWEST HQ VIEW10Something for everyone Sydney Coliseum Theatre will open its doors in December and is set to deliver a new standard of entertainment to audiences of Greater Western Sydney.A MASTERPIECE IN THE MAKING Your first moments inside Sydney Coliseum Theatre begin with a walk along the crystal bridge, featuring stunning displays of light brought to life by the bridge’s spectacular LED floor, providing a truly unique and exciting way to start your arrival experience. As you step into Level 1 you will receive your first glimpse of the stunning, grand staircase as its descends into the main foyer. Surrounded by huge floor-to-ceiling glass panels, the venue’s foyers are flooded with natural light that dances across Terrazzo lined floors, marble benchtops and accents of blackbutt timber panelling. Intentionally designed to be a main focal point of the Sydney Coliseum Theatre is the main bar located on the ground floor foyer. Framed by the curvature of the staircase, the circular bar is a true moment, featuring a spectacular LED chandelier overhead which washes the room with vivid colour. Designed thoughtfully by the award-winning team at Cox Architecture, the venue features luxurious glazed ‘nooks’ jutting out along the exterior of the building. Fitted with plush couches and furnishings hand selected by Interior Designer Brooke Lloyd, these spaces provide cosy spots for pre-show cheese, nibbles and drinks. On balmy nights, a sip of champagne is perhaps best enjoyed in the gorgeous alfresco garden courtyard, and is also the perfect outdoor venue for corporate VIP entertaining under the stars. For a more intimate corporate or group experience, the VIP Suite located on the Mezzanine Level provides the perfect 5-star experience, complete with personal server and fast access to your seats.TECHNICALLY BRILLIANT With more than 200 4K screens adorning walls and walkways, the experience from carpark to theatre entry is completely seamless as best-inmarket technology guides you to your destination. Careful planning and preparation has gone into hand selecting state-of-the-art auditorium sound. Featuring the L’Acoustics Hyperreal L-ISAsystem, audiences will be able to experience immersive sound as they’re surrounded 60 speakers throughout the auditorium. Fans of both traditional theatre, live music concerts through to corporate clients will delight in the technology-first approach to the European designed and built Jezet seating. The fully retractable seating system means that within an hour the room can be transformed from a traditional theatre to a ballroom fit for an opulent banquet or even a standing room concert. Whilst brilliant in function, the custom designed theatre seats are superbly comfortable making your theatre experience truly relaxing and enjoyable.ACCESSIBLE ARTS FOR ALL Arts and live entertainment should be enjoyed by all with equal access to brilliant seats and amenities. The Sydney Coliseum Theatre, West HQ is purpose-built with the objective to deliver an extraordinary experience for all, with accessibility as a primary design consideration. The theatre features lifts and accessible restrooms and both premium and standard accessible seating options on all levels and price categories, and price categories. Hearing loop accessibility from every seat ensures there are no barriers to a beautiful night at the theatre for patrons with accessible requirements.FLAWLESS DESIGN Inspired by the freedom of expression in arts and music, the imposing building will become a landmark for the residents of Greater Western Sydney, with majestic curves reminiscent of th
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