Builders have been invited to tender for Stage 5 of the GMHBA Stadium upgrade in Geelong.
Kane, Icon, Watpac and ADCO have submitted tenders for the $100 million project.
Additional funding was set aside in the 2020/21 Victorian state budget to complete the Kardinia Park upgrades, which will see the stadium’s capacity increase by 14,000, upgraded facilities within the new northern stand, and a home for Geelong Cricket Club.
The final stage of the redevelopment will see the most recent addition, the Brownlow Stand, connected to the Hickey Stand, completing the northern end of the stadium.
The stadium upgrade, which has been totally funded by the state government, will position Kardinia Park as the best sports venue in regional Australia.
Kane has a strong presence in Geelong, and is the best-primed to win the contract, having been engaged to deliver the earlier stages of the stadium, including construction of the Brownlow Stand.
Kane is also currently constructing GMHBA’s HQ in Geelong CBD, slated for completion later this year.
Watpac’s pipeline in Geelong includes the $200 million Geelong Civic Centre, developed by Quintessential Equity and the City of Greater Geelong.
Icon’s regional pipeline includes the Bendigo GovHub, a $90 million civil infrastructure project and joint venture with Fairbrother.
ADCO, meanwhile, has been appointed to deliver the $40 million redevelopment of Carlton home ground IKON park.
Construction on the stadium’s final stage is expected to commence later this year, to be complete in time for the 2023 AFL home and away season.
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