Work is well underway on the multi-sport expansion of facilities at HBF Arena which is on track to be delivered by September 2017.
Stakeholders VenuesWest, the City of Joondalup, LandCorp, Department of Finance Building Management and Works, West Perth Football Club and Wanneroo Basketball Association with joint venture contractors EMCO Building and Jones Coulter Young Architects, are working together to deliver bespoke facilities that will significantly enhance the individual sports of basketball and football and ultimately the local community.
The new developments will have the capability to host major sporting events, and VenuesWest looks forward to welcoming the West Perth Football Club and Wanneroo Basketball Association into their new facilities next year.
Following the award of the contract for the design and construction of new basketball and football facilities at HBF Arena, designs are now complete following input from all stakeholders on both aesthetic and operational aspects of the new facilities.
On 5 September, award winning commercial building company EMCO Building officially occupied the site and commenced site preparations. As such, construction fences and signage have been erected around the precinct to ensure the safety of patrons both whilst parking and moving around the venue.
The site fencing provides stakeholders, patrons and staff a first-hand indication of the locations of the new facilities and size of the two new buildings.
VenuesWest will now work with West Perth Football Club and Wanneroo Basketball Association to develop their respective agreements to enable occupation and use of the facilities once completed. Based on positive discussions so far all parties expect early completion of the agreements.
EMCO will construct the full scope of works for both football and basketball, which include new function areas, new player amenities, football development services and administration/member facilities for the West Perth Football Club.
Furthermore, a new four court basketball stadium will be constructed at the front of HBF Arena, providing a new home for the Wanneroo Basketball Association. As well as new courts, the basketball development will also include an administration area and player amenities.