September 2011 
NSW Government calls for expressions of interest from the private sector

December 2011 
Following evaluation of several expressions of interest, three proponents shortlisted

April 2012 
Two shortlisted consortia requested to provide detailed proposals. (The third proponent withdrew earlier in the year.)

August 2012 
Both shortlisted consortia submit proposals

December 2012 
Following rigorous evaluation, Darling Harbour Live (formerly Destination Sydney) is announced as the preferred consortium

March 2013 
Following detailed negotiations, Infrastructure NSW finalises the contract with Darling Harbour Live

July 2013 
Construction of Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island commences

December 2013 
Closure of former Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre

December 2013 
Early site works for the new facilities commence

February 2014
Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island opens 

May 2014
Construction of the new facilities commences

November 2014 
Construction of the urban neighbourhood commences

March 2015
Work on the revitalised public domain commences

December 2015
Tumbalong Park largely returned to the public

December 2015
Former Sydney Entertainment Centre closes

September 2016
Technical completion of ICC Sydney

Upcoming scheduled milestones

December 2016
International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) opens

Late 2016
First buildings of Darling Square due to be complete

Third quarter 2017
ICC Sydney Hotel due to open

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