More than 2000 jobs will be created during and after the construction of Parramatta’s new Western Sydney Stadium and contracts are now in place with local companies for design, demolition, civil works, remediation, piling and building services.
Seventy-five per cent of construction contracts for the 35,000-seat stadium have been awarded to local suppliers for products including structural steel and pre-cast concrete.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the government was committed to putting local businesses first to ensure jobs and profits from these projects stay local.
Western Sydney Stadium is due to open in 2019.
Sports Minister Stuart Ayres said the stadium would revolutionise the spectator experience.
“It will offer the most advanced technology in the country, with incredible state-of-the-art broadcast capabilities and Wi-Fi, ensuring sports and music fans have a phenomenal game day or concert experience,” Mr Ayres said.