Hon Joe Francis MLA

Hon Joe Francis MLA

Former Minister for Emergency Services; Fisheries; Corrective Services; Veterans

Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Hon Terry Waldron MLA

Former Minister for Sport and Recreation; Racing and Gaming

    Local business opportunities for new stadium

    8/09/2014 12:00 AM
     
    • ‘ProjectConnect’ now live for new Perth Stadium construction tenders
    • Opportunities for local and small businesses

    The portal to advertise tenders for the construction of the new Perth Stadium and surrounding Sports Precinct is now live, offering opportunities for businesses of all sizes to play a part in the delivery of this world-class venue.

     

    Small Business Minister Joe Francis said 12 packages were expected to be offered before the end of 2014.  With a combined value of more than $140million, they will include the provision of tower cranes, form work and concrete supply, rigging, precast walls, beams and planks, structural steel and site security services.

     

    Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, ‘ProjectConnect’ will advertise construction phase tenders on behalf of the Westadium construction contractor, Brookfield Multiplex.

     

    “The new Perth Stadium is a major project for the State and 100 tenders are expected to be awarded during the three-year construction period - a great opportunity for local businesses,” Mr Francis said.

     

    “All State Government contracts require the contractor to provide supply opportunities for competitive local businesses and this landmark project is of particular significance.”

     

    In July, Premier Colin Barnett and Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron announced that Westadium had been appointed to design, build, partially finance and maintain the new Perth Stadium.

     

    Mr Waldron said while the Burswood site was being prepared for construction to start at the end of the year, the detailed design development phase continued.

     

    “Our nine user groups are significantly involved in design development, and over the next six months they will continue to provide input, ensuring the design responds appropriately to the requirements for each group,” he said.

     

    An estimated 5,700 jobs will be created during the construction phase of the new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct.  Construction will begin at the end of 2014 and is expected to be completed in time for the start of the 2018 AFL season.

     

           Fact File

    • The URL for ProjectConnect is http://www.projectconnect.com.au
    • Under the DBFM (design, build, partially finance and maintain) procurement model, Westadium will procure all of the necessary goods and services required.  The State Government will not contract directly with suppliers for these elements of the project
    • Further information and updates will be posted at http://www.perthstadium.com.au

    Small Business Minister’s office - 6552 6500

    Sport and Recreation Minister’s office - 6552 6100