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  • John Langouant

    1. 1. Local Government Planners Stadia Presentation September 2006
    2. 2. “ Stadia are the most viewed buildings in history and have the power to change people’s lives’ they represent a nation’s pride and aspirations.” Rod Sheard, The Stadium: Architecture for the New Global Culture 2005 1
    3. 3. <ul><li>“ Terms of reference” </li></ul><ul><li>The features of a major stadia to accommodate the sports </li></ul><ul><li>The features required to accommodate the spectators </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the future requirements of Subiaco and the WACA if they are to continue </li></ul><ul><li>Review the site options and planning requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the optimum facility management structure </li></ul><ul><li> Provide an interim report to Cabinet </li></ul>What were we asked to do
    4. 4. Planning to do nothing is not an option The current major stadia are neither adequate nor sustainable The present state of major stadia is as a result of adhoc planning There is a pressing need for government to commit to a long-term planning strategy Governance and management of existing stadia does not provide equity to users Now is the “once in a generation” chance to get it right What we found
    5. 5. The two stadia policy & smaller boutique cricket venue The governance of national / international level stadia be controlled and directed by government That no public funds be allocated to the development of stadia until it is under the direct control of government A stadium location approximate to the CBD serviced by high quality public transport is the preferred option That further detailed examination of sites at Subiaco and East Perth be conducted – including detailed planning, site analysis and concept design Major findings
    6. 6. “ We were able to build back with a bit of depth and that has given us the space we need to in-build services, catering, emergency services, which have been vitally important in the life and working of the structure of the building.” Stephen Gough, CEO, Melbourne Cricket Club Melbourne Cricket Club
    7. 7. MCG REBUILD – NORTH STAND
    8. 8. 3 INSERT MCG PICTURE MCG FOYER
    9. 9. “ The notion ‘build it and they will come’ is not true in Australasia and the last thing a city or its professional sporting codes want is a white elephant.” Alistair Richardson, Principle, HOK Sport Venue and Event Architecture
    10. 10. Suncorp Stadium
    11. 11. Suncorp Stadium
    12. 12. Telstra Dome
    13. 13. Suncorp Stadium
    14. 14. Telstra Dome
    15. 15. <ul><li>A once in 50 year chance to get it right </li></ul><ul><li>Iconic facility to promote Perth </li></ul><ul><li>All new stadia developments are ground up </li></ul><ul><li>Underground services essential </li></ul><ul><li>New on top of old creates new problems </li></ul><ul><li>State manages – best for all </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated public transport </li></ul><ul><li>Central location – in reach of CBD </li></ul>New Major Stadium
    16. 16. <ul><li>Must balance memberships and walk up ticket sales </li></ul><ul><li>Modern stadia are configured to promote ticket </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sales. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The advent of extended TV coverage including pay </li></ul><ul><li>TV has impacted capacity planning around the </li></ul><ul><li>world. </li></ul>Capacity
    17. 17. Where To Now? <ul><li>Terms of Reference remain the same </li></ul><ul><li>Three site options for multi-purpose stadium being reviewed in more detail on planning, transport, design and financial components </li></ul><ul><li>Need of rectangular sports being assessed at MES. </li></ul><ul><li>WACA being further assessed. </li></ul><ul><li>Public consultation in next phase </li></ul><ul><li>Final report due by March 2007 </li></ul>

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