Laing O’Rourke and AECOM have been selected to build the infrastructure for the train station at the new Perth Stadium, the largest sports project ever undertaken in Western Australia.

Represented at TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit last year by Project Manager Ronnie Hurst, work is set to start later this year on the $100m station and railway project with an estimated late-2017 completion date to coincide with the stadium construction completion.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the Stadium Station and its associated railway infrastructure was just one part of the $358 million integrated transport solution for the new Perth Stadium. “The station is a vital part of the new Perth Stadium project and will enable up to 28,000 passengers to depart the new stadium within an hour of an event.”

Meanwhile, the operator tender for the stadium is generating lots of questions in the local media with the removal of more than 500 contract clauses including financial models and fines details, should the Brookfield Multiplex consortium not maintain the venue to agreed standards.

There is also some concern over the lack of details on a potential commercial opportunity provided by a 500sq. m space in the stadium.

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