13/12/2013 - 15:01

Perth Stadium proposals received

13/12/2013 - 15:01

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Design proposals for the new Perth Stadium have been received from three private sector consortia – Confidem, Evolution and WESTADIUM – with a panel to announce the successful bidder for the project in mid-2014.

Perth Stadium proposals received
Plans for the new Perth Stadium precinct.

Design proposals for the new Perth Stadium have been received from three private sector consortia – Confidem, Evolution and WESTADIUM – with a panel to announce the successful bidder for the project in mid-2014.

Construction companies party to the consortiums are for WESTADIUM, Brookfield Multiplex; Confidem includes John Holland; and Evolution has french contractor Bouygues Construction. 

The three were shortlisted for the right to design and construct the stadium in April this year.

Each proposal to design, construct, partially finance and maintain the stadium and precinct is several thousand pages long and will now undergo an evaluation process over the next four months.

The groups have been previously involved in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub and the Adelaide Oval redevelopment.

Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron said an expert panel, including senior representatives across government and independent experts, would review and evaluate each proposal against a detailed set of criteria.

“This is another important and exciting milestone for the successful delivery of this world-class venue,” he said.

“Each consortium has spent the past five months preparing their fully priced response addressing the detailed set of specifications issued by the state.

“The key consideration for the state is that the selected proposal delivers a solution that meets our requirements and provides value for money for the Western Australian community.”

The minister said once the preferred respondent or respondents had been endorsed by the cabinet, there would be a period of negotiating before an announcement.

Once awarded, the development phase will commence.

Construction on the 60,000-seat multi-purpose stadium and sports precinct is expected to start by the end of 2014 and be completed in time for the start of the 2018 AFL season.

The pre-construction site works program is now more than 50 per cent complete and on schedule to be finished by December 2014.

Public transport infrastructure works are also well under way and tender proposals for the Victoria Park Drive bridge and road works are due next week.

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