Perth stadium station contract let

Stuart McKinnon

Contractors Laing O'Rourke and AECOM have won a $100 million contract to build the new railway station for the proposed Perth Stadium.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the 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," Mr Nalder said.

Laing O'Rourke and AECOM will mobilise on-site quickly to ensure the works are completed on schedule in late 2017, which will allow time for the infrastructure to be tested in the lead-up to the 2018 AFL season.

An artistic impression of the proposed new Perth Stadium station from the inside,

"When complete, Stadium Station will be the second largest station on Transperth's network - with six platforms connected by two pedestrian concourses, each with multiple passenger lifts for access by people with mobility issues," Mr Nalder said.

"This contract will involve not only building the Stadium Station, but also significant rail works, including infrastructure that will enable Transperth to store up to 117 railcars on the Burswood Peninsula, ready for use at the end of a game."

The transport projects for the new Perth Stadium also include a pedestrian footbridge linking the stadium site to East Perth and a dedicated bus facility on the peninsula to load up to 20 buses at a time.

Mr Nalder said the total construction workforce on the various contracts for the new Perth Stadium transport components would range from between 1800 to 2000.

Laing O'Rourke and AECOM are expected to start work on the station which will replace the existing Belmont Park station within months.