Built commences construction on Western Australia’s newest screen production facility
Built celebrated the project launch and official sod turn of Western Australia’s new screen production facility, hosting the Western Australian Premier Roger Cook, Treasurer Rita Saffioti, Minister for Culture and the Arts David Templeman, and Home Fire’s Howard Cearns.
Once complete, the facility will support the Western Australian Government’s investment in the State’s creative industries to diversify the economy, enabling Western Australia to become a larger screen industry player, grow local productions and attract more major projects.
“With the new facility set to provide a range of economic benefits to the state – including the creation of over 600 local direct and indirect jobs during construction – we’re excited to deliver this critical infrastructure on behalf of the Home Fire team and the Western Australian Government,” said Jon Stone, Director, Built.
A Problem and Opportunity Statement for delivery and operation of a screen production facility was released in an open market process by the State Government under the Market-led Proposals Policy, with Home Fire selected as the preferred proponent.
The sod turn construction milestone is a result of a close collaboration between Built and the Home Fire team over a two-year period.
The new studios will include four purpose-built sound stages and other onsite screen production facilities such as production offices, an art department and wardrobe, workshops, a backlot, parking and set storage.
Forward works, which will prepare the site for the future construction of a screen production facility, have now commenced, including site establishment, surveying, fill, bulk earthworks, and drainage.
The project is scheduled to be completed in late 2025 with the new facility set to welcome productions in 2026.