February 1, 2023

South Hedland Integrated Sports Precinct

Rawlinsons are currently engaged by the Town of Port Hedland via Carabiner Architects to provide cost estimates for the potential South Hedland Integrated Sporting Precinct masterplan. The proposed works are to be undertaken in a live operating brownfield environment, has multi-staged projects with interdependencies and has a large number of project stakeholders.

The redevelopment includes a new multi sports pavilion, improvement of the walking/cycling track, new lighting, new parking and upgrades to the grandstand. New clubrooms will be constructed to host various sporting clubs. A new dog park and playground hopes to attract more community members to enjoy the recreational hub along with the expansion of the Wanangkura Stadium to include basketball, volleyball and netball. In addition, the Council is also looking at integration on the site with a new aquatic facility. The works are planned over the next 10 years.

The project site works has been divided into three main stages to align with the Council’s budget. Additionally, separate works packages are being designed for the sports pavilion, upgrades to the grandstand and the landscaping package. Rawlinsons have provided procurement advice to the Client in relation to the economical staging and sequencing of the work packages.

Rawlinsons, under the leadership of Director, Niall McAree, have provided cost planning at business case, schematic design stage, design development stage and contract documentation for various components of the overall masterplan. Niall has also carried out significant value engineering for this package of works which resulted in cost savings of over $500,000, being achieved through an alternative ventilation system to the change rooms of the pavilion, an alternative open swale with rock pitching only required at key locations along with changes to the external wall construction methodology.

Khaled Moukadem is the lead services cost planner on the project. The site services infrastructure requires substantial upgrading including a new electrical transformer and sub-station, new sewer pumping station and rising main and a new stormwater management system. Khaled has worked closely with the services and civil engineers in or to refine the design to the most economical solution. In addition to this, future planning and proofing has been included to allow for future utilities capacity and strategic locations for capped branch connections for future stages of the project.

Carabiner on behalf of the Town of Port Hedland
South Hedland