The project’s largest concrete slab has been poured and the first of 12,000 tonnes of structural steel has been installed in a major milestone for the construction of Powerhouse Parramatta.
More than $200 million in contracts have been awarded to NSW businesses by construction partner Lendlease, with $75 million in contracts from the Powerhouse Parramatta project awarded to local businesses to date.
Lendlease have also committed to 70 per cent of the construction workforce to be Western Sydney locals, including Azzuri Concrete who completed a 1000-cubic-metre concrete pour - the equivalent of 160 concrete trucks – in one day.
Once complete, Powerhouse Parramatta become the home of applied sciences and applied arts, bringing two million visitors from across Australia and around the world to Western Sydney each year.
Powerhouse Parramatta will be the largest museum in NSW, sharing more of the Powerhouse Collection than has ever been seen before.
In an Australian-first all cranes on site are now powered by renewable diesel - directly contributing to a reduction in emissions and helping achieve greater sustainability outcomes without any impact on productivity.
Powerhouse Parramatta will be a 6-star green star building with net zero operations from the day it opens.
Other Western Sydney Businesses engaged on the project to date include:
Fredon Industries (electrical services) - Silverwater
Planet Plumbing - Campsie
Ultrasafe Fire Protection – Smithfield West
Marr Contracting (cranes) - Sefton
Bestbar Reinforcement – Prestons.