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Sydney Football Stadium construction contract awarded

A contractor has been chosen to build the new $828 million Sydney Football Stadium, which aims to be ready in time for the 2022 NRL Grand Final.

A contractor has been chosen to build the new $828 million Sydney Football Stadium, which aims to be ready in time for the 2022 NRL Grand Final.

The contract, worth $735 million, was awarded to John Holland, bringing the total estimated cost for the Sydney Football stadium to $4828, which includes demolition, contingency and other project costs.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the NSW Government’s decision to re-tender the construction stage of the project was the right one.

“By going back to the market, we have delivered on our promise to achieve better value for the people of NSW,” Berejiklian said.

“We have also ensured that the new stadium will be the highest quality, strengthening our ability to attract the very best sporting and entertainment events.

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“While the estimated total cost for this build is higher than what we originally anticipated, it is much better value than what we would have achieved had we not gone back to the market.”

Acting Sport Minister Geoff Lee said John Holland had committed to delivering the new Sydney Football Stadium in time for the 2022 NRL Grand Final.

“We’ll be working closely with the NRL and our other important sporting partners to finalise a schedule of fixtures for the second half of 2022,” Lee said.

“We’ve seen the benefits contemporary stadiums bring, with the opening of Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta, and we are confident our investment in the Sydney Football Stadium will deliver the same long-term benefits to NSW.”

Planning Minister Rob Stokes said the project had received planning approvals.

“We are getting on with the job of delivering the best sporting and cultural facilities so that we can create the jobs and investment our state needs,” Stokes said.

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