BHP Billiton has been announced as a partner for the sports precinct which will surround the new Perth Stadium project in Australia. BHP Billiton has committed A$5m (US$3.5m) toward developing a boardwalk and amphitheater in the sports precinct.
Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett and sport and recreation minister Mia Davies made the announcement on site, together with the contracting parties, BHP Billiton and Westadium.
“The boardwalk, which will be more than 200m (656ft) long, will link the amphitheater in the south of the sports precinct to the community oval in the north. It will feature a series of interpretive story boards recognizing the role and importance of indigenous culture on the stadium site and within Western Australia,” said Barnett.
“The amphitheater will provide tiered seating for about 1,000 people and host a range of events – including outdoor movies, children’s plays and concerts – with a spectacular view of the CBD as the backdrop.”
The involvement of BHP Billiton at Perth Stadium was facilitated by the Westadium consortium, which is responsible for the design, build, finance and maintenance elements of the stadium and sports precinct.
Sport and recreation minister Mia Davies says the Perth Stadium project was leading the transformation of the Burswood Peninsula.
“This development will not only provide the community with a world-class stadium but also an activated community space, accessible 365 days a year,” Davies explains. “I thank BHP Billiton for its commitment and involvement in this significant community asset.”
The landscaped sports precinct will provide a range of facilities for year round community use, including children’s playgrounds, picnic and barbecue areas, an oval, integrated artwork plus a range of food and beverage options.
Image credit: Perth Stadium Project
September 11, 2015