Yarraville Pop up Park
Victoria | Urban
The greenfields nature of the Optus Stadium site presented 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 was planned so that 83% of a capacity crowd can be transported by modes other than cars within one hour of an event. The project included the development of appropriate transport infrastructure to allow for a high level of access. The infrastructure includes a new train station – Perth Stadium Station, and upgraded East Perth Station (for use by fans who chose to walk across the Windan Bridge, bus facilities on the Burswood Peninsula and in East Perth and a new pedestrian bridge – Matagarup Bridge over the Swan River.
Optus Stadium’s design features support healthy active outcomes and include:
The total cost of designing, building, partially financing and maintaining Optus Stadium and surrounding Stadium Park for 25 years plus the associated transport infrastructure is $1.46 billion, which was reported in the 2017/18 Budget.