The Western Melbourne Group have announced that in the week commencing 25th of October 2021, there will be early works on Wyndham Stadium at Leakes Road in Tarneit.
These works will also commence including the building of the site’s haul road in order to create access to the stadium site for construction vehicles.
This will be able to continue while the precinct surrounding the stadium, the “Concept Master Plan” – submitted to the Victorian State Government in July, is being approved.
Factors including the lingering effects of the pandemic have led to refreshed timeframes for the stadium project.
Western Melbourne Group Chairman Jason Sourasis expressed his delight and gratefulness at this announcement.
“We thank all of our stakeholders, members and fans for their unwavering support as we continue to work hard on delivering a world-class precinct.
“Over the past two pandemic affected years, the club has grown enormously to not only field an A-League team but to include a youth academy with two teams playing in the Victorian NPL, securing a W-League licence for the 2022/23 season, the establishment of a women’s development program, as well as Frame Football and Powerchair teams.
“Whilst the planning process has taken longer than we had hoped, it is vitally important we get the masterplan for the whole precinct right from the start.
“The precinct will allow for the continued growth of our sporting organisation as we expand our academies and pathways further, as well as building a sporting centrepiece for the rapidly growing population in the west of Melbourne.
“This project will shift the professional sporting landscape, as it is the first of its kind in our country. In addition to the sporting legacy, our project gives the west of Melbourne a social and economic boost, which is much needed in these challenging times,” Sourasis concluded.