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Malaga firm benefits from new stadium build

A MALAGA-based company is one of the companies to benefit from construction of the Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct, according to Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies.

This week Ms Davies said more than $76 million of new contracts had recently been awarded the local contracts meant more Western Australian companies would be able to showcase their expertise on the State Government project.

“The Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct will be a world-class venue and it is being largely built with the expertise of local companies,” she said.

“In February, a $48.8m contract for the main electrical services package to supply power and lighting to the stadium was awarded to Bibra Lake-based business Nilsen and has created 45 new jobs.

“Additional $15.7m and $11.8m contracts were awarded to Malaga-based MPM Group (February) and Jandakot-based Axis Plumbing (March) respectively, for the supply and installation of both the ductwork and water systems for the stadium’s air conditioning and ventilation systems.

“Businesses of all sizes are benefitting from stadium construction.

Last month, Balcatta-based Floorwise was awarded a $24,500 contract to supply and install the flooring for the stadium’s main technical and operational area.”

“More than 50 per cent of all contracts have now been awarded for the three-year construction phase, totalling nearly $420m.

“Of that, contracts worth more than $367m have been awarded to WA companies – about 87 per cent.’’

She said construction of the stadium had created 346 new local jobs and nearly 2000 existing roles have been sustained, resulting in flow-on benefits to the wider community and business sectors.

“Local companies are also benefiting from construction of the new six-platform Perth Stadium train station and Swan River pedestrian bridge.  “To date, more than 73 per cent of contracts for those projects have been awarded to Western Australian businesses.

“The stadium is more than 40 per cent complete and remains on schedule to open in time for the start of the 2018 AFL season.”

About Anita

Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

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