Providing the community with integrated alternative transport options will result in a positive health outcome. The Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct is an example of how planning an effective movement network, as a key principle of the project, supports a more active community. The Perth Stadium will form a permanent centrepiece for the redevelopment of the Burswood Peninsula on the Swan River. It will be one of the largest sporting and entertainment venues in Perth and one of the major international sporting venues in Australia. The stadium will have a total capacity of 60,000 seats.
The greenfields nature of the Perth Stadium site presents an opportunity to incorporate a pedestrian focused movement network into the planning of the site, as opposed to retrofitting transport solutions after construction. The site is easily accessible by train, bus and car (however parking is limited) with opportunities for walking and cycling. From the outset it was understood that this project would be heavily dependent on transport other than private vehicles. As such it is planned so that 83% of a capacity crowd can be transported by modes other than cars within one hour of an event. The project includes the development of appropriate transport infrastructure to allow for a high level of access. The infrastructure includes a pedestrian bridge across the Swan River between East Perth and the Burswood Peninsula, a new train station (and an upgrade to the East Perth Station) , and bus facilities on the Burswood Peninsula and in East Perth.
The design features of the Perth Stadium that support healthy active outcomes include:
- Priority given to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport over car use.
- Direct routes for pedestrians and cyclists.
- Direct walkable links between public transport facilities and the development.
- Attractive and inviting areas for pedestrians and cyclists.
- Increased safety for pedestrians and cyclists through the limitation of through-traffic and the separation of cars and pedestrians.
- Facilities designed to increased public transport use.
- Multiple transport mode options.
- Department of Sport and Recreation
- Department of Treasury - Strategic Projects and Asset Sales
- Public Transport Authority
- Main Roads Western Australia
- Further details regarding the Project Management can be found here: http://www.perthstadium.com.au/project-management/about-us.
The project budget is $AUS 918.4 million, as outlined in the Project Definition Plan (PDP) released in September 2012. It comprises: • Stadium - $820.7 million • Sports Precinct - $81.7 million • Project Management - $16 million There is an additional tra
There are a number of health, economic, environmental, social and use benefits to a stadium with an integrated movement network.