A soil turning ceremony involving Noongar elders digging with traditional Wanna Sticks, was held at Yagan Square on Sunday 14 February. Doric will commence works at Yagan Square immediately, having already partially mobilised to site.
The $65m Yagan Square contract, due for completion in 2017, represents a key component of the State Government’s Perth City Link project and vision to reconnect the Perth’s CBD with Northbridge.
This highly complex and technical project will connect William, Wellington and Roe streets and is located within the arms of the historic Horseshoe Bridge.
The Yagan Square precinct will be one of five new links between Perth’s CBD and Northbridge. It will see the return of food markets, community and city life to the heart of the CBD and recognises the historical and cultural significant of the site to the Noongar people.
Doric is extremely well credentialed in the delivery of highly technical and complex projects, having recently delivered the iconic, circular structure of the City of Perth Library on behalf of the City of Perth, Bold Park Aquatic Centre (Town of Cambridge, 2015) and the Busselton Health Campus (Western Australian Government, 2015). Other similarly complex projects include the Acacia Prison Expansion (Western Australian Government, 2014) and Albany Entertainment Centre (2010).
“We are delighted to be selected to deliver this incredible project for the people of Western Australia,” said Doric CEO, Mr Vince Mulholland.
“As a company, we embrace the opportunity of being involved in projects that make a significant contribution to their communities, and Yagan Square will be not only be enjoyed by visitors and the people of Western Australia, but makes a tanglible statement around the diversity and inclusion of all people within our community.”
The project will also provide a boost to the economy, with approximately 281,000 man hours and around 125 subcontactor and supplier companies required to complete the project.
Since 1989, Doric has received over 100 professional and industry awards, including awards from the Australian Institute of Building, Master Builders Association, National Association of Women in Construction, Engineers Australia, Business Review Weekly, and the Business Excellence Forum, to name a few.