Wyndham City Council has awarded a tender to permanently repair the roof at Eagle Stadium.
Construction on the $2.9 million project is set to begin next month and is expected to be completed in April 2022, subject to Covid restrictions.
The permanent fix will involve the construction of a new roof above the existing roof.
The design means the architectural integrity of the Stadium will be retained, and no changes will be required to the entrance or façade of the Stadium.
Eagle Stadium’s use as a Covid-19 vaccination hub will not be impacted during the construction works. Construction will have limited impact on access to and availability of courts once sport resumes at the stadium.
Council 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.
Wyndham’s Director, City Operations, Stephen Thorpe said: “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.”
“We thank the community for their patience while we have worked through this process.”
“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.