Esperance Indoor Sports Stadium on track

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The first phase of the new $8.36 million Esperance Indoor Sports Stadium Project is on track, according to the Shire of Esperance.

Since the turning of the sod in early May, Sime Building and Construction has undertaken a significant amount of earthworks for the extension of the southern car park as well as the foundation of the new stadium building.

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The surveying of gridlines is already underway and existing asbestos piping has been removed.

Electrical cabling has been installed at the Tennis Court's clubrooms as well as stormwater on the eastern side of the existing stadium.

According to the shire, the southern swale is well underway and clean fill has been transported to the site.

Work at the southern car park is scheduled for completion in late August, 2019.

The project, funded by the Shire of Esperance and the state government, is set to be built with a workforce that is 75 per cent local.

The Shire of Esperance council awarded the tender to local company Sime Building and Construction in a unanimously motion moved during a council meeting on March 26.

The stadium will house four multi-purpose courts, kitchen and kiosk facilities, change rooms and storage space for user groups.

The original budget for the project was $7.8 million but council opted to contribute a further half a million dollars to add a fourth court.

The project has been split into two stages, the first of which is the new stadium build and the second focuses solely on the existing Noel White Pavilion.

Stage 2 of the project will involve re-cladding the roof of the Noel White Pavilion, providing sports administration space, community meeting rooms, function rooms, more office space for the Agriculture Society and refurbishing the kitchen area.

The first stage of construction is due to be completed by May, 2020.