Perth-based construction company CASC has been awarded a AUS$30m (US$23m) contract to supply formwork and concrete for the 60,000 seat new Perth Stadium.
Sport and recreation minister Mia Davies said this contract was one of many expected to be awarded to local companies over the coming months. “The stadium is already drawing benefits for the local economy and this contract alone is expected to create more than 80 new jobs.
“More than 100 tenders will be awarded during the stadium’s three-year construction phase, and with 5,700 workers expected to be involved West Australians are not only getting a world-class facility, there is also huge benefits to the local economy and employment opportunities.”
CASC is the contracting division of Redcliffe-based Global Construction Services and will start work within weeks on the Burswood site and will be on site for around 12 months. The work will involve the provision of formwork, concrete supply, concrete pumping and concrete placement. The first concrete slab will be poured in mid-2015.
Stadium construction began in December and over the next three years the five-level stadium structure will be built to a height of 42m (138ft). The stadium will be built using more than 10,000 tonnes (9,840 tons) of structural steel and more than 52,000m3 (1,836,380ft3) of concrete – enough to fill 21 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Brookfield Multiplex is part of the Westadium consortium appointed last year to design, build, partially finance and maintain the new Perth Stadium and is also responsible for sourcing and securing the procurement packages for the construction phase.