The nation’s best rowers are returning to Penrith in 2020 for the Sydney International Rowing Regatta.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the NSW Government is committed to building a world-class calendar of events.
“We know that sporting events like the Sydney International Rowing Regatta brings not only competitors but officials, coaches, volunteers and spectators to our city, putting heads on beds and filling our local shops – proof of the importance of major events in supporting our tourism industry and the economy,” Marshall said.
Minister for Western Sydney, Minister for Sport and Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres said re-securing the Regatta demonstrates the NSW Government’s commitment to ensuring a stellar line-up of sporting events in Western Sydney.
“This is a win for the people of Western Sydney and I am thrilled Australia’s premier rowing event will remain at the home of adrenaline and outdoor adventure in Penrith next year,” Ayres said.
“Over the last six events the event has attracted more than 100,000 attendees from around Australia and across the globe and generated tens of millions of dollars in overnight visitor expenditure for the State.”
The Sydney International Rowing Regatta is part of a packed sporting events calendar for Western Sydney over the next two years, with the 2019 Rugby League Nines World Cup, the ATP Team World Cup, FIH Pro League, NRL Grand Final, Nepean Triathlon and Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney and many more.