Construction of the Perth Stadium in Western Australia is well underway and continues to stimulate the local economy with $450 million worth of subcontracts, according to new figures released today.
There are currently around 800 construction workers now on site, with workforce numbers expected to peak at 1,200 in the next few months. Upon completion, the building is set to become a world-class venue, capable of hosting large entertainment events.
Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies said that nearly 80 percent of all contracts awarded to date have been to local companies, and the stadium remains on schedule for the start of the new 2018 AFL season.
The total number of local trade labour hire expected to be involved in the stadium during its three-year construction phase, is approximately 5,800. The project began over two years ago, with 77 contracts worth $456 million which were awarded to Western Australian contractors.
Stadium builder, Multiplex has also committed to strategies to increase local trade labour hire and has partnered with local organisations to boost indigenous apprentices, trainees and labourers on site.
Perth Stadium is approximately five kilometres east of Perth’s central business district and will be a world-class venue, featuring:
- State-of-the-art LED lights to show home team colours by night.
- 85% of seats under cover; more than 70 food and beverage options.
- Two giant 240sqm video screens – some of the biggest in the country.
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Government of Western Australia, (2016). Retrieved 20 November, 2016 from http://www.perthstadium.com.au/news-and-information/latest-news/news-article/2016/11/18/$456-million-of-local-stadium-subcontracts