Success Story

Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) manages vital ecological assets with Brightly strategic asset management

Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA), New South Wales, AUS
Sydney, New South Wales, AUS


Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) needed a tailored strategic asset management framework and plan to restore and sustainably manage its complex but vital wetland and ecological asset portfolio over the next 20 years. This includes delivering on required levels of service, controlling risks and driving continual improvement.


Brightly, in partnership with E2Designlab, worked with SOPA to guide their long-term management and restoration. Together we...

  • Developed a framework incorporating SOPA’s ecological assets, environmental obligations, and current asset management processes, systems, and requirements
  • Conducted an asset audit of 158 ecological assets to understand condition and rectification requirements
  • Developed a strategic asset management plan capable of sustainably delivering the required levels of service over the next 20 years
  • Prepared concept designs and costings for different options to restore degraded natural assets.


  • SOPA is part of the Property & Development team at the New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment
  • It is responsible for the management of all public places, including 430 hectares of parklands and 158 ecological assets such as lakes, ponds, waterways, bioretention and wetlands