Thursday, April 25, 2024

New roof contract awarded for Eagle Stadium

Victoria’s Wyndham City Council has awarded a $2.9 million tender to permanently repair the roof at Eagle Stadium.

Construction is set to begin next month and is expected to be completed in April 2022, dependent on Covid restrictions.

Council says the work will involve the construction of a new roof above the existing roof to retain the architectural integrity of the Stadium.

“Council has undertaken a rigorous tender process for the roof rectification works. We are pleased to announce a contract has been awarded and that we can continue our work to fix the roof permanently,” said Wyndham’s Director, City Operations, Stephen Thorpe.

“I am pleased that there will be minimal impact on users of the facilities during construction. We know this has been a frustrating process for the community, and limiting further interruptions remains a key concern while our contractor works to repair the roof.

“We know the leaking roof issue has frustrated many clubs and players over a long period of time, so we’d like to thank them for their patience.”

“Wyndham City and WLS will update the community on any changes to access at Eagle Stadium.”

“Once Council is in a position to properly quantify and assess the extent of its costs and losses associated with fixing the leaking roof and drainage issues, the appropriate formal legal recovery processes will be undertaken.”

“These processes will be undertaken with the aim of minimising costs to Council and ratepayers,” he said.

He said Eagle Stadium’s use as a COVID-19 vaccination hub would not be impacted during the construction works.

Council says it will work closely with Western Leisure Services (WLS) and the successful tenderer, Professional Plumbing Contractors Pty Ltd, to minimise the potential for impact on users and to avoid any disruptions to scheduled training and match fixtures.

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