04/12/2012 - 14:14

Government seeks partner for Burswood Stadium

04/12/2012 - 14:14

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The proposed site for the major new stadium at Burswood.

The state government has officially put out the call for builders for its $900 million, 60,000 seat stadium to be built at Burswood.

Premier Colin Barnett today said the government was seeking expressions of interest from the local and international market for the new stadium, using a design-build-finance-maintain procurement model.

“This represents a major milestone in the new Perth Stadium project, as it is the first step in engaging with the consortia that will help the state to deliver the stadium and its surrounding sports precinct,” the Premier said.

The government announced in September the project’s budget came in at $690 million to construct the stadium, and $70.2 million for the surrounding precinct, in June 2011 dollars.

That plan includes a $142.4 million fund to allow for cost escalations through to completion of the stadium in 2018.

Treasurer Troy Buswell said the procurement model would ensure the government would get value for money for the project.

 He said the stadium will be owned by the state government.

“the government expects a range of local and international talent to bring their expertise in major infrastructure design and construction to Perth, to ultimately deliver an outstanding facility to enhance Perth’s reputation as a world-class destination,” Mr Buswell said.

Expressions of interest close in February, with a shortlist to be announced midway through next year.

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