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The Barnett Government has called for expressions of interest from consortiums who want to design and build the new football stadium in Burswood.

The EOI process, which closes in February 2013, is expected to attract considerable interest from Australian and international consortiums of builders, architects and financiers.

The Government is pursuing a “design, build, finance and maintain” procurement model, which has been used in other WA public projects like the District Court building but is new for a entertainment facility of this type.

Under the model, which is effectively a form of public-private partnership, the winning consortium would be responsible for designing the stadium as well as building it, while providing up to 40 per cent of the expected $690 million capital cost.

The winning bidder would also be responsible for maintaining, but not operating, the stadium for a period of about 25 years in return for regular payments from the Government.

It is understood the Government hopes to shortlist three bidders with different stadium designs.

““The Government expects a range of local and international talent to bring their expertise in major infrastructure design and construction to Perth, to ultimately deliver an outstanding facility to enhance Perth’s reputation as a world-class destination,” Treasurer Troy Buswell said.

The West Australian

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