Contracting giant John Holland has been chosen by the New South Wales Government to deliver the landmark new, improved Sydney Football Stadium in Australia.
The NSW government has awarded an A$735 million contract to John Holland for the stadium build, scheduled for completion in 2022.
The total cost is now expected to be A$828 million. The original budgeted cost under Lendlease, who walked away from the project, was A$729 million.
CEO Joe Barr said John Holland’s experience delivering large-scale infrastructure projects on time and on budget would ensure taxpayers and fans get a world-class result. He said:
We are committed to creating a stadium that is worthy of Sydney’s status as a global city. We believe the new Sydney Football Stadium will be Australia’s premier sporting and entertainment venue, and we can’t wait to get started.
We have a track record of delivering major city-shaping projects like Sydney Metro Northwest on time and on budget, and we are looking forward to working with the NSW Government and the community to set a new standard for stadium construction.
Executive general manager – building, David Lehmann said the team would draw upon its global experience on stadiums in Australia and overseas to deliver a facility that attracts bigger and better events. He said:
Our team has been involved in the delivery of major sporting developments such as the SCG MA Noble, Don Bradman and Dally Messenger stands, Wembley Stadium and the MCG Great Southern stand, and their expertise will ensure the world-class new stadium is delivered with minimal disruption.
We will work with stakeholders to make sure fans can move easily and safely through the precinct on Sydney Cricket Ground event days and will be ready in time for the 2022 NRL Grand Final.