Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Former Minister for Sport and Recreation; Racing and Gaming

Hon Simon O'Brien MLC

Hon Simon O'Brien MLC

Former Minister for Finance; Commerce; Small Business

    Construction commences at nib Stadium

    27/07/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • Works under way on $95.14million redevelopment
    • Completion of major construction works expected by March 2013
    Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron today turned the sod on the State Government’s $95.14million upgrade of nib Stadium in East Perth.

    With work having started on July 2, changes including the dismantling of the temporary eastern and southern grandstands, are already visible onsite.

    “Back in June I announced that all temporary sections of nib Stadium would be replaced within the $95.14million budget, and that BGC Construction had been awarded the head construction contract for the redevelopment,” Mr Waldron said.

    “The Department of Sport and Recreation has assisted BGC in arranging the removal of the temporary grandstands and the builder has wasted no time getting started, ensuring this project progresses at a pace to minimise impact on the sporting codes involved.”

    Finance Minister Simon O’Brien said he was pleased with the progress of work and was looking forward to another State Government project being delivered on-time and on-budget.

    “Building Management and Works has worked closely in recent years with the Department of Sport and Recreation on projects including the new athletics, basketball and rugby facilities. They have a good track record of delivering projects in a timely, cost-effective manner,” Mr O’Brien said.

    Mr Waldron said the redevelopment would boost stadium amenity, spectator experience and financial sustainability of the sporting codes that use the facility.

    “Like all lovers of both codes of rugby and soccer in this State, I am excited to see work start on a redevelopment that will increase the sustainability of our sporting codes which use a rectangular pitch and make for a more comfortable and enjoyable match day for spectators,” Mr Waldron said.
     
          Fact File
    • In June 2012, BGC Construction awarded head construction contract for nib Stadium
    • Redevelopment to consist of covered eastern grandstand complete with new food, beverage and toilet facilities; 250-seat barbecue terrace; and open corporate boxes seating about 420
    • New uncovered permanent southern stand; two large video replay boards; new whole-of-stadium PA system; CCTV surveillance system; and new pitch lighting also included
    • New playing surface and northern bowl area seating to be installed July-October 2013
    Sport and Recreation Minister’s office - 6552 6100
    Finance Minister’s office - 6552 5800