Sep 24

Major jobs boost from Western Sydney Stadium

Sunday 24 September 2017 10:59am

Media release from the Premier

Work on the $360-million Western Sydney Stadium is generating a massive jobs boom in Western Sydney, with $60 million in contracts awarded to local suppliers and more than 2,000 jobs created during and after construction. 

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Sports Minister Stuart Ayres today visited Southern Steel Supplies in Milperra, one of many Western Sydney based companies who have signed major contracts. “The NSW Government is delivering world-class sports and entertainment infrastructure, and we are committed to put local businesses first to ensure jobs and profits from these projects stay local,” Ms Berejiklian said. “This is an enormous investment in Western Sydney with more than 75 per cent of construction contracts so far have being awarded to local suppliers for products such as structural steel and pre-cast concrete.” 

More than $60 million in local contracts are now in place with local companies for design, demolition, civil works, remediation, piling and building services. Western Sydney’s future 30,000 seat stadium will cater for bigger crowds, provide an improved game day experience, but most importantly offer Western Sydney’s economy a massive economic shot in the arm, with all steel to be processed locally. 

Mr Ayres said: “The Western Sydney Stadium is going to revolutionise the spectator experience. Fans won’t miss a second of the action - with seating closer to the field of play than any other Australian facility. “It will offer the most advanced technology in the country, with incredible state-of-the-art broadcast capabilities and wi-fi, ensuring sports and music fans have a phenomenal game day or concert experience.” 

Western Sydney Stadium is due to open in 2019. 

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