Western Melbourne Group (WMG), the parent company of Western United, has reached a significant milestone in the construction of the Wyndham City Stadium precinct, with the commencement of the site’s early works.
Construction of the site’s haul road is the first tactile step in the project that includes a 15,000 capacity elite football stadium, a training precinct with a second 5,000 capacity stadium, a residential precinct with some 1,000 residences and a commercial mixed-use development.
The first soil was turned on the 62-hectare site in Tarneit early last week with the construction team now on-site and the heavy vehicles mobilised and in full swing.
View the interactive map for the site here.
“This is a proud moment for WMG, the football club and the community who have been on this journey with us from the start,” WMG Chairman Jason Sourasis said.
“I am delighted that the first earth-moving vehicles are on site, we’re on our way now.
“Just to get to this point has been years of preparation and planning, and I’d like to thank our partner Wyndham City Council for their hard work and support.”
Western United CEO, Chris Pehlivanis thanked members and the fans for their support and belief.
“It’s fantastic that early works have commenced on the site, this is the biggest milestone for our Club to date,” Pehlivanis said.
“The best thing about our Western United community is their unwavering support and passion, this is a wonderful reward for all those who have been with us from the beginning.
“I’m excited. Get ready, from here on in, there will be plenty of moments to celebrate as we watch the precinct come to life with those on the journey with us – our loyal members, partners, footballers, staff, volunteers and fans.”
There will be a multi-phase approach to the construction of the project, with the early works representing the first phase.
The first phase is expected to take between eight to twelve weeks to complete.
A haul road must be established to provide the site access to water, gas, electricity, internet as well as provide heavy vehicle access to the exact location where the stadium will be built.