Local WA company Gage Roads Brewing Co. has secured the beer and cider supply contract for Perth Stadium.
The Palmyra-based company beat out competition from the Eastern States to secure the five-year deal with Perth Stadium.
The deal will support the existing Gage Roads Brewing Co. southern suburbs workforce of 85 employees and as well as a range of other WA companies, including farmers, manufacturers, logistics providers and the hospitality industry.
Gage Roads Brewing Co. is the biggest buyer of Western Australian grown malted barley, the majority of which is grown in the Wheatbelt enabling 11 million litres of beer and cider to be produced each year.
The contract award means Western Australians will be able to enjoy beer and cider brewed in their own backyard when enjoying sporting events and concerts at the $1.46 billion Perth Stadium.
The appointment by Stadium Operator, VenuesLive followed a competitive tender process and the McGowan Government hopes more jobs will be created as part of other contracts for work at the new stadium.
Premier Mark McGowan said today that the local win will create jobs throughout the economy in WA.
"When Western Australian companies win, the whole State benefits. Gage Roads is a true Western Australian success story - going from local start-up to become one of the country's biggest independent brewers," he said.
Gage Roads Managing Director/Co-Founder John Hoedemaker said the company was proud to be awarded the contract.
“We are extremely proud to be awarded the supply rights to the new, world-class 60,000 seat Perth Stadium. This contract presents a unique opportunity for Gage Roads to showcase to a wide audience the quality of our craft ales, lagers and ciders, all made here in Perth,” he said.
“Our appointment puts the fans first by recognising the growing demand among consumers for greater variety and quality products at entertainment venues.”