Next stage for Perth Stadium

Shortlist for Stadium Station and associated infrastructure for Western Australia announced

Next stage for Perth Stadium
Perth Stadium

Three proponents have advanced to the final stage of the procurement process to build the $100 million Stadium Station and associated rail infrastructure works in Perth.

Brookfield Multiplex/Downer, Laing O’Rourke/AECOM and John Holland will now enter the final phase of the tender process with the Public Transport Authority.

Western Australia Transport Minister Dean Nalder says it is vitally important the public transport infrastructure is of high quality and delivered on time, as most visitors to the new Perth Stadium would travel via train or bus.

"This contract will involve not only building the Stadium Station, but also significant rail works, including infrastructure that will enable Transperth to store up to 117 railcars on the Burswood Peninsula," he says.

"Because of this, the six-platform Stadium Station will deliver unprecedented levels of service to Perth’s public transport users.

 "Public transport will be the most efficient and effective way to travel to and from this world-class venue."

In June, Hassell Ltd was awarded a $5.5 million contract to design the six-platform station which will be built on the former Belmont Park Station site.

Stadium Station is a significant part of the $358 million integrated transport component of the stadium and sports precinct.

"Once the construction tender is finalised, we expect work will begin in mid-2015 and will be completed in late 2017, leaving plenty of time for testing before the stadium opens for the start of the 2018 AFL season," says Nalder.

The site is currently being prepared so construction of the new Perth Stadium can start on schedule by the end of 2014.

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