The Sydney Opera House is to be gradually refurbished, it has been announced.

Anyone booking flights to Sydney will certainly be intending to stop off and see the iconic Opera House for which the city is famous.But the building is set to undergo renovation work now that funding for the project has been agreed.

One of the changes to be made is the construction of a tunnel and loading dock with the aim of reducing the amount of traffic on the forecourt.

The Australian reported that acoustics in the Concert Hall are being upgraded, with acoustic specialist Larry Kirkegaard offering his expertise to the project.

Plans have also been put forward to improve the backstage area, the newspaper revealed.

The renovation process is set to begin in 2011, with all the work due to be completed by 2013.

In 2007, the Sydney Opera House was made a World Heritage site by Unesco, which describes the building as “a great architectural work of the 20th century”.

Written by Erin Marshall

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