Major contractor awarded $735M Sydney Football Stadium works

Western Sydney Airport has shortlisted three organisations for the first major earthworks package on the $5.3 billion Western Sydney Airport project.The NSW Government has awarded the $735 million contract to John Holland for the delivery of the new Sydney Football Stadium.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the government’s decision to re-tender the construction stage of the project was the right one.

“By going back to the market, we have delivered on our promise to achieve better value for the people of NSW,” Ms. Berejiklian said.

“We have also ensured that the new stadium will be the highest quality, strengthening our ability to attract the very best sporting and entertainment events.”

This announcement takes the total estimated cost for the stadium to $828 million including demolition, contingency and other costs.

“While the estimated total cost for this build is higher than what we originally anticipated, it is much better value than what we would have achieved had we not gone back to the market,” Ms. Berejiklian said.

“It is important to deliver the world class stadium we promised to attract the best events to our state.”

Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said John Holland had committed to delivering the new Sydney Football Stadium in time for the 2022 NRL Grand Final.

“We’ll be working closely with the NRL and our other important sporting partners to finalise a schedule of fixtures for the second half of 2022,” Mr. Lee said.

Based on positive outcomes from stadiums such as the Bankwest in Parramatta he said the government are confident in the investment for the Sydney Football Stadium and believe it will deliver long term benefits to NSW.

The planning approvals have been received and the stadium is set for completion before the 2022 NRL Grand Final.

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