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Western Australian Government takes HBF Park developer to Court over venue ‘defects’
The West Australian Government is set to take BGC Construction to the Supreme Court over alleged building defects discovered at Perth’s HBF Park.
The dispute results is over claims that the developer has failed to fix problems in the eastern canopy and roof skylights, as well as glass elements at the venue,
In 2012, BGC Construction was awarded the $95 million contract to develop the venue, with the revamp including a covered two-tier eastern grandstand, as well as a new south stand, corporate boxes, a 250-seat barbeque terrace and a new playing surface.
The project was completed in 2013.
Formerly known as NIB Stadium, the stadium hosts the Western Force rugby union team and the A-League’s Perth Glory.
However, their playing schedules are unlikely to be affected with a spokesman for West Australian Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray insisting that matches at the stadium itself will not be disrupted by legal action.
Shortly after the completion of the project, the Western Australian Opposition called for a Parliamentary inquiry into the contract.
The value of the damages being sought has not been disclosed.
Image: Perth’s HBF Park in 2017. Courtesy of VenuesWest.
7th February 2019 - VenuesWest looks back on its successful 2018
19th November 2018 - Health insurer HBF secures naming rights for Perth’s NIB Stadium
16th October 2017 - Naming rights available for Perth’s nib Stadium
4th April 2016 - All Flags Signs and Banners back nib Stadium landmark
29th January 2016 - Perth to host first ever rugby league international
21st August 2015 - Three more years of Glory at nib Stadium
10th March 2015 - Foo Fighters breaks nib Stadium attendance figures
23rd September 2014 - VenuesWest takes on nib Stadium operations
23rd July 2014 - VenuesWest facilities celebrate HBF naming rights deal
30th October 2013 - nib Stadium redevelopment complete
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