Path closed behind Perth Arena

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby radmac » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:39 pm

That is an alfresco area that is being built at the front of the perth arena.

Go figure? Another bar.... right next to a cyclepath? What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby Scott_C » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:39 pm

Checked in again with Tenders WA and the contract to replace the faulty glass at the Arena has still not been awarded (tenders closed 4 weeks ago).

Word on the grapevine is that the current N-S route over the railway tunnel will be closing in December when King St is connected through to Roe St so everyone is going to have to find a new route through the Perth Citylink construction area when this happens with even less chance that it is reasonably segregated from pedestrians.

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby Scott_C » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:27 pm

And on and on and on it goes:
https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa/rev ... b88699372z

A REVIEW has been launched into the risk of glass at some of Perth’s elite sports venues “spontaneously” exploding.

VenuesWest became aware of the danger when a glass panel broke at Perth Arena late last year and tests confirmed a defect known as nickel sulphide inclusions.

VenuesWest board minutes obtained by The Sunday Times show glazing works to fix the Perth Arena problem were carried out in the first half of 2017.

The documents show half of the project was completed before advice revealed the solution would not work.

A tender for glass replacement was unsuccessful in September and a revised tender was released this month.


Still no fix in sight...

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby RobertFrith » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:49 am

Scott_C wrote:Word on the grapevine is that the current N-S route over the railway tunnel will be closing in December when King St is connected through to Roe St so everyone is going to have to find a new route through the Perth Citylink construction area when this happens with even less chance that it is reasonably segregated from pedestrians.

This is closed now. It took me by surprise when I fronted the crossing from the Roe St side last week. On the upside the Roes St path now continues all the way to the subway.
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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby nachoman » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:09 pm

Also, in the past few weeks (maybe longer) there are now 'cyclist dismount' signs on the front Perth Arena path. This is while the rear path is in its second continuous year of closure due to falling glass with no work done yet to fix it.

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby dmwill » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:46 pm

Given how much of a PITA it is to walk in in SPD-SLs for anymore than a few steps, the lower section should say "Walk Safely".

The whole situation is a mess, particularly when there are events on a weeknight evening.

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby Scott_C » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:39 pm

nachoman wrote:Also, in the past few weeks (maybe longer) there are now 'cyclist dismount' signs on the front Perth Arena path. This is while the rear path is in its second continuous year of closure due to falling glass with no work done yet to fix it.

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I followed up with City of Perth on the dismount signs on Wellington St and they say the signs should no longer be in place and that the City's traffic engineer (who approved the use of the signs) has been made aware that with the closure of the northern path it is inappropriate to simply close the southern path to cyclists without additional measures (like a signed detour).

I won't be down that way again until next Monday at the earliest but if someone confirms that the dismount signs are still in place I can pass on a request for a site audit.

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby rolandp » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:03 pm

Went through the area the morning, no dismount signs.

It now matches the no closed signs, please use alternative route, on the north side of the stadium.

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby craigg » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:19 pm

There was a van parked in front of the Northern path this morning where it's closed off, and about 50m down the closed path was a cherry picker that appeared to be examining or working on some of the panels.

Fingers crossed.

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby Scott_C » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:33 pm

Checking Tenders WA there is still no contract in place for their second attempt at getting the glass fixed. Submissions closed the 18th of January (good luck getting responses in the first half of January as the building industry closes) so, if they are actually going to award a contract this time, it should happen this month.

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby nachoman » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:52 pm

I noticed on the bus the other day that the Eastern end closure has been reinforced and heavily fortified. So either something is happening or they are anticipating a longer closure.

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