Sydney's Moore Park see's first concrete slabs laid

Sydney's Moore Park see's first concrete slabs laid
Sydney's Moore Park see's first concrete slabs laid

New Moore Park contractor John Holland has laid its first concrete slabs at the Sydney stadium.

Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said development hasn't stopped during COVID, providing job security for workers, boosting NSW's COVID-19 recovery and ensuring the project remains on schedule.

"The Sydney Football Stadium project is investing in local companies during the pandemic with a Western Sydney business providing the concrete for today's pour," Mr Lee said.

"This is another exciting milestone setting the foundations for the stadium to start rising from the ground."

To complete the stadium, a further 40,000 cubic meters of concrete will need to be poured – That's the equivalent of 16 Olympic swimming pools.

Over the next two years, the Sydney Football Stadium Redevelopment will reportedly create over 800 jobs and inject hundreds of millions into the NSW economy through the procurement of construction materials and labour.

"Our stage two contractor John Holland has already safely logged over 140,000 hours by workers on site since the beginning of the outbreak and there has been an average of 180 workers on site in July alone," Mr Lee said.

"We have extended hours on weekends to enable work to continue safely with social distancing, no job losses or reduced hours for employees."

The stadium is expected to host the 2022 NRL Grand Final, with the state government saying that this timeline is ontrack.

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