The New Museum Project is an initiative of the Western Australian Government to deliver a $428 million museum in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre precinct. The project forms part of the State Government’s “Get the Bigger Picture” program, which will foresee a number of significant infrastructure developments across the state, including the new Perth Stadium and Sports precinct.
Expected to occupy a space of 23,000 square metres, the New Museum Project will comprise of an entirely new building within the Perth Cultural Centre, as well as include the refurbishment of the precinct’s surrounding buildings. The New Museum Project will provide a place for Western Australians to signify the importance and influence of Western Australia, as well as the stories of its people dating back to the state’s founding in 1829.
In discussion of the New Museum development, the 7th Annual WA Major Projects Conference - “Rebuilding after the Mining Boom”, will be taking place on the 6th & 7th of April 2016 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, as an opportunity for industry experts from within public and private sectors to engage on the state’s latest infrastructure projects.
Three world-class consortia have been shortlisted to design and construct the project, led by John Holland, Brookfield Multiplex and a joint venture between Doric Group and Técnicas Reunidas. Trish McDonald, Project Director, New Museum Project – Western Australia, will be presenting on the project to provide insight into the construction process.
The Western Australian Government’s “Get the Bigger Picture” initiative also includes developments such as the Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth City Link, Elizabeth Quay and the Riverside Drive development. John Tondut, Principal Project Director of the Perth Stadium and Sports precinct, will be delivering on his knowledge and expertise on the Perth Stadium and Sports precinct, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
The New Museum development is expected to integrate surrounding heritage buildings, including the Old Gaol, Hackett Hall, and the Jubilee and Beaufort Street wings – which all will play a major role in the project. With early works commencing in 2016, the building is expected to be completed by 2019 and open its doors with its first exhibition installations by 2020.
The two day conference attracts close to 350 delegates each year and continues to be the largest major projects and infrastructure conference within the state, featuring a wide range of key speakers from across a range of industries and sectors.
Other prominent topics and projects which will be discussed at the conference include the Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project, presentations on the Agricultural White Paper and its Impact and Opportunities for Western Australia, as well as Perth’s burgeoning Urban Renewal Projects.
The conference is an opportunity for industry leaders and government officials to share ideas on common challenges on the latest major infrastructure projects shaping the development of Western Australia.
The 7th Annual WA Major Projects Conference is being held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 6th & 7th of April.
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