Path closed behind Perth Arena

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby nickobec » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:10 pm

That cherrypicker thing was there this morning had move 10m since Tuesday

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby dmwill » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:24 pm

Passed by this evening....

Still closed. Not ideal having to negotiate all the crowds going to see Bruce Springsteen.

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby dmwill » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:09 pm

Made a polite comment on their facebook page last night...seems to have disappeared.

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BWA: UPDATE PERTH ARENA PATH CLOSURE

Postby Thoglette » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:56 pm

BWA wrote:UPDATE PERTH ARENA PATH CLOSURE
As a safety precaution venue management have closed access to the northern corridor of land adjacent to the railway line while maintenance is undertaken internally and externally and at height. A tender process for the works is underway which will confirm the period of time that the area will be closed

Translation: The building is falling apart and we have no idea how or when it will be fixed.
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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby dmwill » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:54 pm

Maintenance?

The Boom lift has been sitting in the same position for the last 2-3 weeks.

Tender process could take months!

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby Scott_C » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:33 pm

Had a quick look at Tenders WA and there doesn't seem to be any tenders open related to the Arena (or any recently signed contracts) so it looks like a minimum of 2 weeks (and more likely 4 or more) before they even get responses for any tender process, let alone complete the evaluation and nominate a preferred tenderer.
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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby Thoglette » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:26 pm

dmwill wrote:The Boom lift has been sitting in the same position for the last 2-3 weeks.


At $500 to $1000 a day, someone's laughing.
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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby wicksey » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:01 pm

Thoglette wrote: At $500 to $1000 a day, someone's laughing.


Quite possibly on a standdown rate (if you don't use, you don't pay.)

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby Thoglette » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:57 am

wicksey wrote:Quite possibly on a standdown rate (if you don't use, you don't pay.)

True, presuming they were clever enough to negotiate one.
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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby nachoman » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:04 pm

The recent BWA email seems to hint the path may never re-open

As a safety precaution venue management have closed access to the northern corridor of land adjacent to the railway line while maintenance is undertaken internally and externally at height. Riders are required to use the PSP on the western side of the Arena. It is not clear when (or if) the rear access will be re-opened due to other construction works.

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby wellington_street » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:06 pm

Every time they close the path behind the Arena, I get worried that someone is going to break a leg on those sharp white steel fences/railings at the two staircases on the corner of Wellington/Freeway.

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby dmwill » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:51 pm

wellington_street wrote:Every time they close the path behind the Arena, I get worried that someone is going to break a leg on those sharp white steel fences/railings at the two staircases on the corner of Wellington/Freeway.


Event management need to take the path closure into consideration during major events....pain in the ass trying to ride through when you have several thousand people in panic mode trying to get into the Arena.

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There was movement at the station....

Postby Thoglette » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:55 pm

EWP working out the back today, plus a white van. Hopefully a fix rather than a quote
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Re: There was movement at the station....

Postby Thoglette » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:50 pm

Thoglette wrote:EWP working out the back today,

Gone today :-(
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Re: There was movement at the station....

Postby Thoglette » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:18 am

Thoglette wrote:Gone today :-(

Back again. They appear to be messing with the tiles/panels. Perhaps they were coming unstuck?
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Re: There was movement at the station....

Postby Thoglette » Fri May 12, 2017 1:30 pm

Thoglette wrote:Back again. They appear to be messing with the tiles/panels. Perhaps they were coming unstuck?

Still hard at it three weeks later. That's gotta hurt the wallet.
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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby wellington_street » Fri May 12, 2017 2:09 pm

and there are now a heap of anti-terrorism bollards marking the boundary of the Arena and the road reserve which will make it interesting once (if?) the rear path re-opens. More obstacles added to the mix.

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby alh9a5 » Fri May 12, 2017 4:00 pm

I'm amazed I haven't seen a serious accident in front of the arena, especially near that stupid white stair railing that hangs over the path where cyclists need to negotiate the blind corner. A whole lot of traffic squeezing through a very small area.

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby wexford » Sat May 27, 2017 11:51 am

alh9a5 wrote:I'm amazed I haven't seen a serious accident in front of the arena, especially near that stupid white stair railing that hangs over the path where cyclists need to negotiate the blind corner. A whole lot of traffic squeezing through a very small area.


Especially given that most of the pedestrians refuse to keep left as they're heading west.

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby citywomble » Sat May 27, 2017 8:33 pm

Especially given that most of the pedestrians refuse to keep left as they're heading west.


That's because they don't have to. In WA the Road Traffic Code 2000 removed the obligation for pedestrians to keep left on a shared path. This was to avoid conflict with the regulation requiring pedestrians to walk on the RHS, facing oncoming traffic, when walking on the road.

Please don't expect pedestrians to keep left, they don't have to.

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby wellington_street » Mon May 29, 2017 2:23 pm

Regardless of legal obligation, the lack of keeping left at that corner does create a safety issue. Somebody is going to break a leg on those railings the protrude onto the path.

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby radmac » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:59 am

Still closed.

No work occurring. This is a pity

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby Thoglette » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:44 pm

radmac wrote:This is a pity

I'd say "it's more" but I have no evidence.

Some letters pointing out that six months have passed (ShockJock: is the Arena falling apart?) and point out the dangerous situation would be good.
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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby twowheels » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:33 pm

Thoglette wrote:
radmac wrote:This is a pity

I'd say "it's more" but I have no evidence.

Some letters pointing out that six months have passed (ShockJock: is the Arena falling apart?) and point out the dangerous situation would be good.


is the Arena falling apart - has this actually been suggested? reason I ask is I checked out some of the expressed joint interior lining when I went to a concert. Was not the usual standard of material spec (opinion). So wonder what standard of exposed exterior cladding may be.

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Re: Path closed behind Perth Arena

Postby Thoglette » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:00 pm

twowheels wrote:is the Arena falling apart - has this actually been suggested?

The very rapid closure of the path followed by a [i]looooong[/i ]period before any actual work happened suggests that there was an OMGosh moment regarding potential risk to the public from bits falling of the building.

The failure to reopen the path in the absence of any works suggests one of two things:
either
a ) the problems are much, much bigger than initially anticipated
or
b ) someone at the Perth Arena doesn't like cyclists riding across the shared space to access the bike path.
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