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New Perth Stadium structure soars to new heights

The new Perth Stadium structure has reached its full height of 42 metres with the first of 50 steel roof trusses installed on the Burswood Peninsula site.
  • First steel roof truss installed on the five-tier Stadium
  • Year one of construction completed on schedule

Premier, Colin Barnett, and Sport and Recreation Minister, Mia Davies, were onsite today to view the latest construction milestone.

The Premier said:

Just 12 months ago we were onsite to see the first concrete pile driven into the ground.

The progress since then has been remarkable and construction is now 33% complete based on design and procurement status. With the first of the roof trusses installed recently, the final height of the Stadium is now clearly visible.

The 50 roof trusses will be delivered to the Burswood site and installed over the next 12 months. The 45 metre-long steel trusses will support the lightweight roof fabric covering 85% of the 60,000 seats.

Ms Davies highlighted the significant involvement of local West Australian companies in the construction of the world-class venue:

More than 14,000 tonnes of steel are being used to construct the stadium’s steel frame. This includes 50 steel roof trusses manufactured at the factory of Henderson-based contractor, Civmec Construction and Engineering, with a workforce of over 120.

Subcontracts valued at more than A$159m have already been awarded to local companies and the opportunity for more WA businesses to benefit from Perth Stadium will continue in the years ahead.

Alongside installation of over 2,700 tonnes of steel for the Stadium structure, more than 600 of the terraced concrete platforms that will support the seats are now in place.

2016 will be the busiest period of construction and the Burswood site is set to become a hive of activity, peaking mid-year with a workforce of around 1,000 workers.

Fact file

  • Brookfield Multiplex is responsible for sourcing and securing construction contracts
  • Construction of the new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct is on schedule to open in time for the start of the 2018 AFL season
  • Design team: Cox Architects, Hassell, HKS and Arup

Watch a virtual video tour of the new stadium online at:


The new Perth Stadium in AFL format.


The new Perth Stadium in concert mode.