Western Australian companies are continuing to benefit from construction of the Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct with more than $76 million of new contracts recently awarded.
- Additional $76 million worth of construction contracts awarded to WA companies
- More than $367 million awarded to WA companies in total
- 346 new local jobs created through awarding of local contracts.
Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies said the awarding of local contracts meant more Western Australian companies would be able to showcase their expertise on the State Government project.
“The Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct will be a world-class venue and it is being largely built with the expertise of local companies,” Ms Davies said.
“In February, a $48.8 million contract for the main electrical services package to supply power and lighting to the stadium was awarded to Bibra Lake-based business Nilsen and has created 45 new jobs.
“Additional $15.7 million and $11.8 million contracts were awarded to Malaga-based MPM Group (February) and Jandakot-based Axis Plumbing (March) respectively, for the supply and installation of both the ductwork and water systems for the stadium’s air conditioning and ventilation systems.
“Businesses of all sizes are benefitting from stadium construction. Last month, Balcatta-based Floorwise was awarded a $24,500 contract to supply and install the flooring for the stadium’s main technical and operational area.”
More than 50 per cent of all contracts have now been awarded for the three-year construction phase, totalling nearly $420 million. Of that, contracts worth more than $367 million have been awarded to WA companies – about 87 per cent.
Construction of the stadium has created 346 new local jobs and nearly 2,000 existing roles have been sustained, resulting in flow-on benefits to the wider community and business sectors.
Local companies are also benefiting from construction of the new six-platform Perth Stadium train station and Swan River pedestrian bridge. To date, more than 73 per cent of contracts for those projects have been awarded to Western Australian businesses.
The stadium is more than 40 per cent complete and remains on schedule to open in time for the start of the 2018 AFL season.
- Westadium has committed to support the WA Government’s ‘Building Local Industry’ and ‘Buy Local’ policies.