Elizabeth Quay Project in Perth CBD moves to Delivery Phase


13 January 2013 – Perth, Australia –  Leighton Contractors Pty Limited has been awarded the Elizabeth Quay inlet and public space development contract for the Western Australian State Government, worth approximately $200 million. The work will be carried out by Leighton Contractors in conjunction with its subsidiary Broad Construction Services (WA) Pty Ltd.  The contract includes the construction of the 2.7ha inlet, creation of future development sites and new internal roads and the delivery of high quality parks, promenades and an island with a connecting bridge. Inlet construction will commence in mid-2013, starting with excavation on the northern side of Riverside Drive, with the bulk of inlet excavation due for completion in 2014.

elizabeth-quay-projectElizabeth Quay (formerly Perth Waterfront) is a $2.6billion project that will return the city’s focus to the iconic Swan River and enhance Perth’s reputation as one of the most liveable cities in the world. It is the centrepiece of a bold plan to revitalise central Perth.

Delivered by the State Government and supported by the City of Perth, Elizabeth Quay will cover nearly 10 hectares of prime riverfront land between Barrack and William streets in the heart of the city. The project will create a magnificent precinct featuring a 2.7 hectare inlet surrounded by a split level promenade, shops, cafes, restaurants and other exciting entertainment venues.

The project will provide new inner-city residential options as well as much-needed hotel and short-stay accommodation, and significant additional commercial space. It is one of several major urban developments being undertaken that will help to further position Perth as contemporary, international city.

Elizabeth Quay has moved into delivery phase – funding has been committed, all major project approvals are in place and works have commenced on site. The public realm around the waterfront inlet will be available for public use in mid-2015, in advance of the completion of private sector developments. Whether you’re a local or a tourist visiting for work, rest or recreation, Elizabeth Quay will be a destination for everyone.

When complete, Elizabeth Quay will be an exciting destination that offers a range of activities to attract people of all ages, at all times of the year.

Peter Handel, General Manager Western Infrastructure at Leighton Contractors, said this contract is a fantastic opportunity for Leighton Contractors and Broad to be part of one of Perth CBD’s biggest projects.

“In bringing our extensive engineering and construction experience and design expertise to this development, we are able to play a big role in contributing to the revitalisation of the city,” Mr. Handel said.  “We are proud to be working with Broad and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority on this iconic project for the people of Perth.”

Roger Lee, Broad Managing Director, said winning the Elizabeth Quay contract reflects the combined knowledge and experience of Leighton Contractors and Broad. “To be awarded a project of this calibre is further evidence of the depth of capabilities the Leighton and Broad team offers clients. Working together ensures a seamless approach to delivering complex and high profile projects.”

“The project team is eager to deliver the city of Perth an exciting and world class precinct,” Mr Lee added.

A workforce of 600 workers will be required on the project, which is expected to commence in early 2013 with a scheduled completion date of mid-2015.

More about the project can be found at http://www.mra.wa.gov.au/Projects/Elizabeth-Quay/About-the-Project/.

Sources: Leighton Contractors, Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority