Works continuing

Works around the transport plan for the new Perth Stadium are continuing

Works continuing
Perth Stadium works have started

A suite of works is underway as part of an integrated transport system to manage all pedestrian, vehicle, bus and train movements to and from the new Perth Stadium.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder says two key public transport elements - the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge and new Stadium Station - will manage people moving to and from the stadium and sports precinct on the Burswood Peninsula.

"Four industry teams have been selected to prepare detailed proposals for the bridge and they will be issued with Request for Proposal documents later this week," he says.

Shortlisted teams Decmil-OHL Joint Venture, Freyssinet Australia, Georgiou Group and York Rizzani Joint Venture will have 16 weeks to prepare detailed bridge proposals.

"The bridge details will be developed through the competitive design and construction tender process, however a basic artist’s impression has been prepared for development purposes only - to outline the general alignment across the river, the maximum number of piers, and minimum height and width requirements for the bridge," says Nalder.

"When complete in December 2016, the bridge will provide pedestrian access between the Burswood Peninsula and East Perth."

Nalder also announced Hassell Ltd had been awarded a $5.5million contract to prepare the Stadium Station design, while contractor WBHO Civil was undertaking preliminary earthworks and service preparation at the site.

"The new six-platform special event Stadium Station will be built at the former Belmont Park Station site to allow one train to leave approximately every two minutes following events at the new Perth Stadium," he said.

Lend Lease - Engineering is undertaking a $29million package of road and bridge works on Victoria Park Drive to accommodate additional rail lines servicing the new Stadium Station, and a pedestrian underpass that will ultimately connect the station to the new stadium and sports precinct.

Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron says the State Government is continuing exclusive negotiations with the preferred respondent, Westadium, to design, build, partially finance and maintain the new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct.

The contract is expected to be awarded and the successful design revealed in mid-2014.

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