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The New Perth Stadium

Discussion in 'AFL Stadiums' started by HaroCant, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. Power Raid

    Power Raid TheBrownDog

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    The contractor who has half finished the uneven bridge just went into administration.

    Looks like the bridge will remain half finished and uneven for a decade.
     

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  2. rfctiger74

    rfctiger74 Premium Platinum

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    FFS, it's a ******* bridge, how hard is it???
     
  3. Power Raid

    Power Raid TheBrownDog

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    I wonder who will do all the remedial work and environmental work to allow the river to flow unimpeded? It is one thing to wait a decade for a bridge but it is another to stop a river flowing for a decade.

    I'd give it a 20% chance the bridge will have to be pulled down, as no one in their right mind picks up the liability of past construction. The 80% chance is more likely and the government will have to assume all future liability and waive all rights.
     
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  4. budge27

    budge27 Team Captain

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    Remember the bridge was built by a JV with York (gone into Aministration) and Rizzani De Eccher (an Italian company). So the Italians will now be picking up the bill for all the remedial and maintenance work as part of the contract.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-...-bridge-york-civil-in-administration/10082236

    “The joint-venture nature of the contract meant Main Roads held a project bank account, with enough funds sitting in that to cover the money owed to subcontractors.

    Subcontractors WA's Louise Stewart said the situation with the bridge project was a much better outcome than most occasions where building companies collapsed.”
     
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  5. Power Raid

    Power Raid TheBrownDog

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    walking over the bridge, the bridge is not even under foot. If this was a foot path, it would be ripped up and rebuilt.

    It will be interesting to see how they remedy this and at whose expense.
     
  6. JackOutback

    JackOutback Brownlow Medallist

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    The bridge will be fine, I'm not sure what you're trying to achieve by suggesting it might fall down/need to be pulled down. The fact a company has gone into administration doesn't suddenly mean the work was completed by the Shonky Brothers.
     
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  7. Power Raid

    Power Raid TheBrownDog

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    I'm not suggesting it will fall down but the biggest issue with engaging a new contractor to finish the works is defining the scope and defining liability.

    That's why you see half finished projects either torn down or sit in hibernation for 12 months whilst the legal beavers do their work.
     
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  8. JackOutback

    JackOutback Brownlow Medallist

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    But this ain't half finished; it's more like 95 per cent finished.
     
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  9. Power Raid

    Power Raid TheBrownDog

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    and thus why the 80% chance is more likely
     
  10. Belcher_124

    Belcher_124 Rookie

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    Thank you to all the people who took part in my recent surveys and congrats to BigFooty member wild side for being the winner of the $50 Camfield voucher which was drawn randomly.

    I have one final and similar survey for anyone who would like to take part in it if you have attended an event post the opening of the Matagarup Bridge. Another $50 Camfield voucher will be given to a random survey participant so please like this post if you have undertook the survey.
    https://curtin.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9pN1nXqf6cQNPff

    As mentioned before these surveys have received ethics approval from Curtin.

    Cheers and enjoy the rest of the footy season at Optus Stadium.
     
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  11. Mr B

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    Not an issue. At least for West Coast. The vast majority of the crowd are season members, and as such have already paid for their AFL tickets. And if you think the average Eagles supporter is going to choose to go to a Rugby game (even SoO) instead of a real footy game, you need your head read.

    There are enough league supporters in WA to fill the ground anyway, who probably wouldn't want to go to the footy.
     

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