Perth Stadium takes shape as construction passes 30 per cent

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

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.

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