Around 14,000 people are expected to cross the bridge on event days when the 60,000-seat Stadium opens in early 2018. The journey across the bridge to the Stadium will feature landscaped seating areas and decorative lighting designed to enhance the ‘fans first’ experience during daylight and night time events.
Other works include the construction of two approaches at both ends of the bridge, special event bus stands on the East Perth shoreline and full landscaping to both shorelines.
Working in and around the Swan River requires careful management of the surrounding environment including marine life, water quality and riverbed disturbances and heritage and cultural consideration.
York Rizzani JV has developed an industry participation plan to guide local supplier participation. The goods and services for the project may include but are not limited to:
- Design engineering
- Construction workforce
- Project management
- Steel, concrete, cabling, lighting
- Geotechnical services
The Western Australian industry will be given a full, fair and reasonable opportunity to participate in all aspects of the project.
While some elements of the bridge may be fabricated outside of Western Australia or overseas, the bridge will be assembled in WA, and local suppliers will be given the opportunity to tender for all elements of the work.
The construction workforce is 100% Western Australian. Some specialist engineers are from WA, as well as other states in Australia and there are some staff from overseas.
- Site offices established – November 2015
- Causeway construction commences – January 2016
- Bridge foundations completed – early 2017
- Erection of arches commences – early 2017
- Bridge opening mid 2017