New Perth Stadium
The new Perth Stadium will form a permanent centrepiece as part of the Burswood Peninsula redevelopment. Located on the Swan River, it will be a major sporting and entertainment venue, capable of attracting national and international events to Perth.
The design of the stadium is focussed on delivering a 'fan first' philosophy. With 60,000 seats, the standard of the stadium including its functionality, services, finishes and fitout will ensure that it is one of Australia's finest stadia.
An integrated public transport solution will ensure that fans can travel to and from the new Perth Stadium using a range of options.
The new Perth Stadium will create a spectacular gateway to our City. Together with other major development projects such as Elizabeth Quay and the Perth City Link, the new stadium will enhance Perth's reputation as a world-class destination.
Construction of the stadium and sports precinct
Three world-class consortia have submitted their proposals to design, build, partially finance and maintain the new Stadium and Sports Precinct.
These proposals address comprehensive documentation provided in August 2013 which outlined the minimum standards the design must meet to ensure it satisfies the needs, aspirations and requirements of the State Government, Stadium users, the Western Australian community and other key stakeholders.
A rigorous evaluation and review period will now take place ahead of contract award in mid-2014.
- Pre-construction site works underway from August, 2013 to December, 2014.
- Contract awarded for the design and construction of the Stadium and Sports Precinct in mid-2014.
- Construction of the Stadium and Sports Precinct begins in December, 2014.
- Work on the new six-platform Stadium Station commenced in October, 2013.
- Construction of the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge linking East Perth to the Burswood Peninsula commences in early-2015.
- The Swan River Pedestrian bridge construction complete by the end of 2016.
- Commissioning to test Stadium operations take place from late-2017.
- The new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct ready for the start of the 2018 AFL season.
Integrating public transport needs into stadium design
The public transport solution for the new Perth Stadium will provide spectators with a range of train, bus and pedestrian options.
Shifting the reliance on cars to public transport will ensure that the stadium can move more than 80 per cent of a capacity crowd within one hour of an event finishing.
Work on the new six-platform Stadium Station has commenced with delivery scheduled for the third quarter of 2017.
The contract for the design and construction of the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge linking East Perth to the Burswood Peninsula will be awarded in November 2014 with construction completed in December 2016.