Key milestones

Scroll through the milestones achieved since 2011 and look ahead to the opening of the Stadium and Sports Precinct in early 2018.

Burswood peninsula

28 June 2011

new Perth Stadium location announced.

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Project Definition Plan cover

27 September 2012

Project Definition Plan released.

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Pre-constuction site works

14 December 2012

Transport Project Definition Plan released.

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Sports Fans User Group with the Premier and Minister for Sport and Recreation

11 March 2013

Sports Fan Users Group’s first meeting.

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The Premier and Minister using shivals for the first sod turn. Behind them are athletes from each sporting code.

26 June 2013

Pre-construction site works commence.

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Burswood peninsula

24 September 2013

VenuesWest appointed as Governance Agency.

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layout of transport infrastructure

26 February 2014

Victoria Park Drive modification works contract awarded.

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Burswood peninsula

24 March 2014

End of physical pre-construction site works.

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An artist's impression of the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge used for Development Approval purposes only.

2 June 2014

Swan River Pedestrian Bridge shortlisted candidates announced.
Victoria Park Drive modification works commence.
Stadium Station design contract awarded.

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The new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct

17 July 2014

Design revealed and contract finalised with Westadium.

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Burswood peninsula

July 2014

Design development phase commences.

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Premier Colin Barnett at the new Perth Stadium site

7 December 2014

Stadium and Sports Precinct construction begins.

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The new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct

4 February 2015

Start of Stadium Operator procurement.

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Stadium Station entry

17 February 2015

Stadium Station design revealed.

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Stadium Station entry

19 March 2015

Stadium Station construction contract awarded.

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Stadium Station entry

7 June 2015

Swan River Pedestrian Bridge design revealed.

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The new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct

30 August 2015

Stadium named.
Perth Stadium to welcome fans in 2018.

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Swan River Pedestrian Bridge view from Windan Bridge

17 November 2015

Swan River Pedestrian Bridge construction begins.

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Swan River Pedestrian Bridge view from Windan Bridge

Early 2016

Stadium Operator contract awarded.

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Stadium Station artist's impression

Early 2017

Swan River Pedestrian Bridge completed.

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Stadium Station artist's impression

Late 2017

Stadium Station completed.

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The new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct

Late 2017

Stadium and Sports Precinct completed. Transition to operations

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The new Perth Stadium in an AFL format

March 2018

Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct open for the start of the 2018 AFL season.

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