Infrastructure NSW has today named Lendlease as the preferred contractor to design and construct the new Western Sydney Stadium in Parramatta, beating out John Holland and Multiplex for the project.
The $300m Parramatta stadium is the first part of a $1.6 billion spending package by Infrastructure NSW, the largest investment in sport, entertainment and the visitor economy in NSW since the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
The new stadium will be used for a range of sports including rugby league, football, rugby union and a range of other events such as concerts, markets and fairs. The new Western Sydney Stadium will have:
- comfortable seating for 30,000 people and high-quality food and beverage facilities
- five levels of premium, corporate and function spaces big screens, advanced technology including wifi and broadcast facilities
- improved security and administration along with improved pedestrian and public plazas areas and landscaping around the stadium.
Lendlease’s Managing Director of Building, Dale Connor, said he was excited to build on Lendlease's track record of complex sports and entertainment stadium construction programs, including the Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, the Adelaide Oval redevelopment in South Australia, and the recently completed International Convention Centre in Sydney.
“I’m incredibly proud that we will be building this significant sporting facility for Western Sydney," said Connor.
“This project is an opportunity for us to continue our legacy in the delivery of important public and sporting infrastructure, including the original Parramatta Stadium in 1986, but also to continue our commitment to enhancing Greater Western Sydney’s prosperity."
“We look forward to delivering this wonderful new facility for the NSW Government.”
The project is expected to generate approximately 1,200 jobs during construction, with work to commence on site on 2017 and finish in 2019.