The Parachute Ground, Lilyfield – vacant space EOI

Building 19, 91 Canal Road, Lilyfield NSW 2040 – view of southern end

Building 19, 91 Canal Road, Lilyfield NSW 2040 – view of southern end.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now closed for eligible arts and cultural organisations to occupy up to 305m2 of storage space at The Parachute Ground, Level 3, Building 19, 91 Canal Road, Lilyfield NSW 2040 until 31 December 2020.

The Parachute Ground is a former Army parachute regiment store. The site comprises three main buildings (1, 5 and 19) and a purpose-built physical theatre rehearsal facility “Red Box”. The site is part of the Canal Road Arts Precinct and supports 15 arts organisations and cultural institutions.


The information on this page is a guide only. Before you apply, please read the Expressions of Interest 2020 Vacant Space guidelines for Level 3, Building 19, The Parachute Ground, 91 Canal Road, Lilyfield NSW 2040. This will provide you with more comprehensive information, including special eligibility requirements, assessment criteria and support material.

Apply now

To apply for this EOI, you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form through our secure online grants system, SmartyGrants.

When can I apply?

EOI submissions opened: Friday, 24 January 2020

EOI submissions closed: Friday, 7 February 2020 at 5pm AEDT. No late EOIs will be accepted.

When can I inspect the property?

Property inspection opportunity: Wednesday, 29 January 2020 at 10 am.

When will I know if my EOI is successful?

Successful applicant/s will be notified late February/early March 2020.

When will the licence commence?

Licence commencement is set by negotiation, but ideally during March 2020.

Who can apply?

Under the Infrastructure Support Policy, eligible arts and cultural organisations are those that are either a not-for-profit incorporated body or a co-operative or trust, and are legally constituted.

What can I apply for?

There is one space available, which is located on the third floor of the building.

  • Vacant space 1 – up to 305 m²

Notes: EOI submissions for storage space of less than 305m2 are acceptable.

EOI submissions will also need to provide details of items/material proposed to be stored, noting that no inflammable or dangerous substances will be permitted.

Building 19

Building 19 is a four-level building of brick and masonry construction with concrete floors and a roof supported by timber trusses built in the 1920s.

Part of the southern end of Level 3, Building 19 is available for storage (up to 305m2). Timber columns that support the roof are spaced approximately every 6m.

A lift shaft void intrudes into the floor plate. The void is excluded from the available floor space (up to 305m2).

Floor loads

Floor loading capacity ranges between 3kPa to 5kPa (300kg/m2 to 500kg/m2).

Lift access

Access to Level 3 is available via two goods lifts from two Ground Floor lift lobbies on the western side of Building 19. Access to the lift lobbies and the lifts to the Level 3 storage area requires a security swipe card. Swipe cards (2) will be provided to the successful EOI applicant/s. Additional swipe cards will be provided at cost.

Lift dimensions and load capacities

DetailsLift 1Lift 2
Door span1900mm w x 2200mm h1500mm w x 2200mm h
Load capacity4,100kgs3,128kgs


As part of the Create in NSW: NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Framework, Create NSW provides subsidised accommodation to key not-for-profit arts organisations. Similar organisations are co-located to promote skills and experience sharing, collaboration and efficiencies.

Need advice on your application?

For assistance in making an application or clarification on the guidelines, please contact:

Greg Eldridge, Project Manager (Property Management)
Telephone: (02) 8289 6475

Published 24 January 2020

Image: Building 19, 91 Canal Road, Lilyfield NSW 2040 – view of southern end.
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Published: 24 January 2020