Sta­dium starts to take shape

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

PERTH Sta­dium is tak­ing shape, as this photo snapped by Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group pho­tog­ra­pher An­drew Ritchie shows.

The long-awaited venue, sched­uled to open in Bur­swood for the start of the 2018 AFL sea­son, will hold 60,000 peo­ple.

Con­struc­tion is now more than 30 per cent com­plete and the ground will ac­com­mo­date AFL, rugby, cricket, soc­cer, and ma­jor en­ter­tain­ment events and shows.

Trans­port Min­is­ter Dean Nalder an­nounced last week that work had be­gun for the Swan River pedes­trian bridge that will link Perth Sta­dium with East Perth.

The sig­nif­i­cance of the area to the tra­di­tional own­ers of the land, the Whad­juk peo­ple, was recog­nised with a sym­bolic pre-con­struc­tion smok­ing cer­e­mony at the East Perth end of the walk­way.

Perth Sta­dium is es­ti­mated to cost about $1.4 bil­lion by the time it is fin­ished in 2018.

Read this story on­line at www.com­mu­nity news.com.au to view a video tour of the new sta­dium.

David Johns

Con­struc­tion on the $1.4 bil­lion Perth Sta­dium is al­most one third com­plete.

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