New Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct
Representatives of Westadium, a consortium led by Brookfield Financial and John Laing, joined West Australian Premier Colin Barnett and Minister for Sport and Recreation, Terry Waldron at the new Perth Stadium site, Burswood today to unveil the winning Stadium and Sports Precinct design.
Scharp contributed to the winning submission by producing Westadium’s digital interative bid inclusive of 3D renders, movie, interactive iPad App, 4D construction sequence and executive summary brochure.
The new Perth Stadium will be a world-class five-tiered stadium with roof coverage over 85 per cent of its seats, a striking bronze facade that reflects Western Australia’s unique geology, LED lights that show home sports team colours, and a wide range of ‘fans first’ facilities including two of the largest video screens in the country.
The new Perth Stadium is due to be open in time for the start of the 2018 AFL season.
The design of the sporting and recreation precinct surrounding the stadium is inspired by Dreamtime stories and the connection with the Swan River, and will have three distinct recreational spaces encouraging use by the community all year round.
A covered Community Arbour, linking the new six-platform stadium station to the river, will represent Noongar community stories. The western section of the precinct will be home to an amphitheatre, two children’s playgrounds, picnic areas and a boardwalk while the community sporting oval to the north will be available for public use on non-event days, as well as providing event-day parking.
The Project Definition Plan released in December 2012 stated the project budget was $902.4m, consisting of $820.7m for the stadium and $81.7m for the sports precinct, plus $16m for project management.
On site, WESTADIUM will now begin preparations for construction to start by the end of the year. This will involve erecting site offices, mobilising machinery and other facilities necessary to accommodate a peak workforce of 950 during the construction phase.