A new ‘Home of The Don’
Demolition and site preparation works are now complete at Adelaide Oval with construction of the superstructure to support a 50,000 seat world-class stadium ready to start in earnest.
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) Chief Executive Rod Hook said an accelerated program had seen demolition occur on multiple work fronts.
“From this point on the only way is up,” he said. “Through an accelerated eight week program on three simultaneous work fronts demolition of the main structures is complete and we can focus on construction of the new northern mound, and subsequently the new grandstands.”
The works to date have allowed 98% of demolition material from the site able to be recycled - exceeding the initial 95% target. Work on site has seen the movement of up to 18,000t of concrete, 1500t of bricks, 700t of steel; and 15t of non-ferrous metals.
These materials were sorted, processed, loaded and moved with more than 50 truckloads each day sent directly to either the recycled materials stream or for further processing off-site. Almost 280,000t of soil has been moved with much of it also to be recycled and reused on site or in other projects where possible.
“This project really isn’t about just knocking something down and replacing it with something new, it is about a focus on sustainably upgrading, enhancing and reusing what we can,” Mr Hook said.
While almost all materials are being salvaged and used in local projects, the Adelaide Oval project is also committed to the local workforce and boosting the state’s economy, keeping skilled South Australians in South Australia. Currently, there are between 160 to 180 people working on the project with 9 % of the workforce South Australian.
For more information visit: www.adelaideovalredevelopment.com.au