Hon Michael Mischin LLB (Hons) BJuris (Hons) MLC

Hon Michael Mischin LLB (Hons) BJuris (Hons) MLC

Former Attorney General; Minister for Commerce

    WA company secures $73m stadium contract

    4/03/2015 12:00 AM
     
    • Henderson-based steel company Civmec has secured $73m contract
    • This contract creates 120 jobs in WA due to State Govt investment
    • Company will supply 14,000 tonnes of structural steel

    Local company Civmec Construction and Engineering has been awarded a $73 million steelwork contract for the new Perth Stadium which includes the supply and installation of more than 14,000 tonnes of structural steel.

     

    This steel will be used for the five-level stadium structure plus the roof trusses that will support the lightweight fabric covering 85 per cent of seats.

     

    Announcing the contract, Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said this was another example of significant State Government investment benefiting Western Australia, well ahead of the stadium gates opening in early 2018.

     

    "The supply and installation of steel is one of the largest contracts for the three-year construction phase of the new Perth Stadium," Mr Mischin said.

     

    "The fact that Civmec, as a WA company, will have the opportunity to play such an important role in the delivery of this world-class venue, showcasing the skills and capabilities of the local steel fabrication industry, is a result of the State Government's efforts to boost the local economy. About 120 people will be working on this contract."

     

    This is the second multi-million dollar contract awarded in less than a month to a WA company to deliver the new Perth Stadium. Three weeks ago Perth-based construction company CASC won a $30 million contract to supply formwork and concrete for the stadium.

     

    "More than 100 tenders will be awarded during the stadium's three-year construction phase and 5,700 workers will help build this world-class sporting facility. This will not only change the way we watch sport, it is also generating huge economic and employment benefits for the WA economy."

     

    The new Perth Stadium is just one example of the State Government's transformational building program for Perth, including the Perth City Link, Elizabeth Quay and the Perth Children's Hospital, which are delivering thousands of jobs in the State.

     

    Civmec, based in Henderson, will start work on the new stadium this month. It has significant experience working on other large infrastructure projects in the public and private sectors and is currently carrying out works at Elizabeth Quay.

     

    Construction of the stadium started in December and will take three years to complete.  The 42-metre high, five-level structure will be open in time for the start of the 2018 AFL season.  Brookfield Multiplex is part of the Westadium consortium appointed last year to design, build, partially finance and maintain the new stadium.  It is responsible for sourcing and securing the procurement packages for the construction phase.

     

            Fact File

    • The stadium requires 52,000 cubic metres of concrete - enough to fill 21 Olympic-sized pools
    • Construction packages are available from ProjectConnect
    • Westadium has committed to support the WA Government's "˜Building Local Industry' and "˜Buy Local' policies
    • An animation is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBnkAHl0hfs  
    • For more information, visit http://www.perthstadium.com.au

    Minister's office - 6552 5600