Stadium Project Aspirations
- We will cater for the fans who use the Stadium by taking a ‘fan-first’ approach to planning and design to create an exceptional event atmosphere, with a flexible design delivering a multi-purpose venue and cutting edge stadium technology
- Together with other major development projects such as Perth Waterfront and City Link, the new stadium will enhance Perth’s reputation as a world-class destination and will attract more international events and visitors to our state
- The stadium will transform the Burswood Peninsula and create a spectacular gateway to the city, creating a new sports and entertainment precinct for Perth
- The fan experience will be enhanced through the provision of an improved and integrated public transport system comprising upgrades to road, rail, bus and pedestrian services to allow maximum public transport usage, with capacity for more than 70% of fans using the public transport
- Project Management for the new stadium will focus on sound planning and strong contract management to achieve the best value for money and deliver a world class stadium on time and within the approved budget, with a firm budget to be set by Cabinet after it has approved the detailed scope described in the project definition plan.
The project is currently in the Project Definition Plan (PDP) phase where detailed scope, cost, delivery program and procurement methodology are being determined. This is due to be completed by mid-2012. The PDP document is then given to Cabinet for approval.
The key areas to be covered in the PDP documentation are:
- Functional Brief and Accommodation Schedule for the Stadium - what will be in the stadium?
- Master Plan for the Peninsula, including a Sports Precinct Plan and Stadium Development Plan – determine the exact location of the stadium , what will surround the stadium and what needs to be included in the stadium design?
- Procurement Strategy for the Project Delivery – what method will be used to design and build the stadium?
- Risk Management Plan – what risks are associated with the stadium and how can the state address them?
- Time Plan for Stadium Delivery – how long will the stadium take to build?
- Cost Plan for the Stadium – what will be the final cost of building the stadium?
- Financial Analysis of the Business Model – review the revenue and costs to manage and run the stadium
Once the PDP is approved by the government, the delivery phase will commence with the preparation of the tender documentation. The timing and extend of this documentation will be dependent on the procurement strategy adopted.
Below is a breakdown of the areas of master planning that have been completed. Click on the heading to view more information.
Overview of the Stadium Location
The yellow highlights the study area that is covered by the Master Plan
The announcement by the Premier on 16 December 2011 on the position of the stadium on the peninsula was the result of extensive work by the Perth Major Stadium Steering Committee and specialist sub-committees.
Preparation of the Master Plan has involved desktop and site investigation on matters including:
- Site conditions (geotechnical/environmental/services)
Stadium location - Master Plan
Indicative Stadium location
The Master Planning will complement the Burswood Peninsula District Structure Plan currently being prepared by the Department of Planning.
Stadium Master Planning will develop:
- Regional Framework Plan
- Sports Precinct Plan
- Stadium Development Plan
Stadium Precinct to be located on northern portion of Burswood Park Golf Course.
Exact location/orientation of stadium will be optimised as a part of master planning.
The alignment of access bridge will also be determined through the master planning.
Burswood location advantages
- Ample land for a stadium within a sports precinct
- Space for a plaza surrounding the stadium
- Opportunities to optimise public transport usage, mainly via rail
- Space for safe dispersion of crowd to public transport
- Ample space for the design of a stadium bus hub
- Opportunity for connectivity with existing development on the Peninsula and in East Perth
- Pedestrian bridge crossing river is short walk to East Perth
- Pedestrian access across Windan Bridge
- Located above the 100 year flood level after some filling
- Similar site conditions to Burswood Entertainment Complex and residential development
- Manageable site contamination
- Freehold land (indicated in red overlay)
- - Land over which the Crown has granted an exclusive right for an indefinite time period
- Crown land (indicated in yellow overlay)
- - Land that is owned by the government and usually set aside for a specific public purpose
- Crown Land is ‘C’ class reserve for purpose of parks and recreation.
- Third party interests include:
- Golfwest lease
- Tennis Centre lease
- Water Sports Centre lease
- State Solicitors Office is providing advice on options for managing the stadium site and its surrounds
Burswood Casino Agreement Act (indicated in purple overlay)
- Establishes the Burswood Park Board
- Provides funds for maintenance of the land around the Burswood Entertainment Complex (the ‘resort site’)
Future management options for the stadium and sports precinct are currently being investigated by the State Solicitor's Office
- The Department of Indigenous Affairs has advised of the existence of registered Aboriginal Heritage sites affecting the Burswood Peninsula and East Perth foreshore.
- An approval under Section 18 of the Aboriginal Heritage Act will be required for any construction on the site
- Liaison is occurring (through the Department of Premier and Cabinet) with the Department of Indigenous Affairs and the South West Land and Sea Council, to ensure the protection of registered sites of significance
- The State Solicitor's Office advises that Native Title has been extinguished over the site
- The geotechnical investigations undertaken for the Master Plan reveal that the stadium location on the northern nine holes of the gold course is within the former Burswood Island (an area of land rather than river infill which occupies the southern portion of the Peninsula).
- A range of developments, including the Casino and the Mirvac residential estate have been successfully constructed over the Burswood Peninsula
The red dotted line indicates the Swan River alluvial line
The geotechnical investigation undertaken for the Master Plan include:
Site Investigations completed:
- Desktop review of 120 geotech reports and 850 test sites
- Site investigations (33 cone penetrometer tests)
- Topographical survey
Further investigations, including six new geo-physical bore sites, occurring now as part of Project Definition Planning
Existing developments on the Peninsula (marked in blue) have adopted a variety of approaches to manage ground conditions, including piling under major structures and preloading with sand. Other treatments have been adopted for service corridors, roads and paved areas.
The size of each area shown above is indicative only
The environmental investigations undertaken for the Master Plan include:
- Soil and water quality
- Methane gas
- Flora and fauna (including migratory birds)
The stadium site has been used for a variety of purposes including:
- The Goodwill Racecourse
- Industrial waste tip
- Nightsoil/sewage/cinder dump
The site is registered as a contaminated site, with acid sulphate soils also evident. Discussions are now underway with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) and the Swan River Trust on the approval process and requirements.
Blue indicates 100 year flood
The site is generally within the extent of the 100 year flood level which is at Reduced Level (RL) +3.2m.
The water table is within 2m of the ground surface.
Water bores fill the gold course lakes in summer to irrigate the golf course.
The northern lake is connected to the Swan River.
The stadium and its plaza will be raised by filling to RL+3.5m which is above the 100 year flood level.
Blue line - water main
Red line - sewage
Yellow line - gas
- No relocations likely within stadium precinct.
- Distance to all services reasonable.
- Upgrades will be required to service stadium.
A public transport usage target of 70% will be achieved through upgrades to road, rail, bus and pedestrian services
Ability to move 50,000 people within one hour of event ending:
- 35,500 via upgraded Belmont Park Train Station
- 14,500 via new bus hub
Non-public transport users: walk, drop-off (taxi & private), drive & park
Pedestrian bridge provides connectivity to East Perth. There are several alignments being considered.
- 4000 off-street bays available in East Perth within walking distance (up to 2 km)
- Up to 20,000 off-street bays in CBD, with possible CAT bus access to East Perth
- Primarily via Victoria Park Drive
- Around 220 buses
- May necessitate intersection upgrades