Exclusive: Tender shortlist for Penrith Stadium redevelopment confirmed


An artist's impression of the new-look Penrith Stadium
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Three contractors have been shortlisted to deliver the Penrith Stadium redevelopment.

The Weekender can exclusively reveal that A W Edwards Pty Ltd, Hansen Yuncken and John Holland are the three shortlisted candidates.

The winning candidate will design and develop the stadium and associated entertainment precinct.

“I am pleased to see another milestone reached for Penrith Stadium and look forward to seeing the feedback from locals bring this project to life,” said Deputy Premier Prue Car.

“Not only does this upgrade promise a better stadium experience, it will also create more opportunities for concerts and events for western Sydney residents.”

An artist’s impression of the new-look Penrith Stadium

As part of the upgrade the ground capacity is set to be increased to around 25,000 and grandstands will be re-designed to be steeper, so fans are closer to the action with better sightlines to the field or stage.

After the completion of early works and site preparation, the successful contractor will begin the main works in early 2025 with the project expected to be completed in 2026.

More than 500 jobs will be created during construction, with a further 650 jobs to be supported once operational, providing a boost to the local economy.

Infrastructure NSW has appointed project architect Populous and landscape architect Tyrell Studio to work closely with the successful contractor to build the stadium and surrounding precinct.

“Today is a major milestone for the Penrith Stadium project, which aims to deliver the best suburban stadium in Australia to improve the family and fan experience on game days and year-round,” said Sports Minister Steve Kamper.

Steve Kamper at Penrith Stadium.

“While this upgrade will be an incredible boost for football fans and players, it is about more than just footy, we are building a multi-purpose entertainment precinct to cater for diverse audiences across western Sydney.

“I am proud to say the redevelopment will include new player facilities and changerooms to help grow female representation in sports, as well as catering to a range of fans with a 500 per cent increase in accessible seating and 85 per cent increase in accessible amenities.

“This re-imagining of Penrith Stadium will attract visitors far and wide and provide a massive boost to the local economy, building upon the already strong entertainment and sporting culture in western Sydney.”

State Penrith MP Karen McKeown said: “This is an important next step for the Penrith stadium redevelopment which will provide a long-awaited multipurpose facility for our community.”

Troy Dodds

Troy Dodds is the Weekender's Managing Editor and Breaking News Reporter. He has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia's leading media organisations. In 2023, he was named Editor of the Year at the Mumbrella Publish Awards.

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