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 'fans first' philosophy. With 60,000 seats and the potential to increase to 70,000, the standard of the Stadium including its functionality, services, finishes and fit out will ensure that it is one of Australia's finest.
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
In July 2014, negotiations with WESTADIUM for the design, build, finance and maintaince contract for the new Stadium and Sports Precinct were successfully concluded.
Their winning design successfully met the State’s minimum requirements for a world-class stadium within a parkland setting and does so with a uniquely Western Australian focus.
Features of the five tiered Stadium include an exceptional view of the pitch, two 240m2 giant screens – currently some of the largest in Australia and a unique façade that reflects the State’s mining heritage by day and utilises state of the art LED lights to show the home team colours by night.
The Precinct will have three distinct spaces, each one celebrating Western Australia, providing a range of facilities such as playgrounds, picnic areas and an amphitheatre.
This design will undoubtedly provide the State with the ability to attract major international events as well as providing a fantastic home ground advantage for our own local and national teams.
WESTADIUM will begin preparations for construction to start in December.
The settlement associated with the pre-construction site works continues and remains on track for completion in December.
- Pre-construction site works completed, 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 September 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 early 2015 with construction completed in December 2016.