The main works contract for the new State Football Centre in Queens Park has been awarded to Broad Construction, with works scheduled to begin this month.
The main construction contract award follows the completion of forward works on the project, which started in 2021.
The joint investment from the Australian and State governments will revitalise the land at Queens Park Open Space and provide a world-class sporting facility that will cater to all levels of football - from grassroots to high-performance development.
The facility will include two floodlit pitches capable of high-performance and high-intensity use, including supporting infrastructure such as change rooms and a gym, as well as administration facilities for Football West.
It will be a centre-of-excellence for Australia and the Indian Ocean rim, and is due for completion in mid-2023 – in time to be used as a training venue for the nine international teams travelling to Perth for their FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 five group-stage matches.
The new State Football Centre will be able to house up to 700 spectators through permanent seating with the ability to expand its capacity up to 2,000 spectators through temporary seating for occasional special events.
International and A-League football matches will continue to be held at HBF Park or Optus Stadium.
The design and footprint of the facility will enable future expansion to meet the growth requirements of the sport.
The State Government has worked closely with the City of Canning and residents to ensure the preservation of surrounding bushland and improved access to the new playing fields through the Queens Park Open Space Masterplan.