Bankwest Stadium announces Facilities First as cleaning services provider

Leading cleaning services company Facilities First has been entrusted with providing Western Sydney’s new Bankwest Stadium with cleaning and service delivery from 2019 onwards.

Facilities First will provide dedicated 24/7 service delivery and venue support while developing business relationships and community engagement within Western Sydney.

Pioneered in Australia over 20 years ago, Facilities First has provided cleaning services to some of the city’s most iconic hospitality venues.

The 30,000-seat Bankwest Stadium opened its doors to the public with a Community Open Day on Sunday 14 April and has already hosted blockbuster sporting events and a series of business, community and cultural events.

Facilities First CEO Ben Bayot said of the partnership today: “We are delighted to provide facilities to Bankwest Stadium as it connects us not only to a world-class venue, but enables us to make a difference to the Western Sydney community.”

Tim Brady, Senior Manager of Venues Operations at Bankwest Stadium said: “Following a rigorous procurement process, Facilities First Australia has been selected from a group of highly qualified and experienced cleaning service providers to manage the cleaning services of Bankwest Stadium.”

Speaking of the services provided by Facilities First during the recent opening of Bankwest Stadium, Mr Brady said: “The new cleaning team from Facilities First formed an integral part of the wider Stadium operating team and managed the early intense period of operation with calmness and capability.”

More than 30 sport and entertainment events are already confirmed for the Stadium, with more soon to be announced.

The Stadium will also host hundreds of additional meetings, functions and community events, with over 600,000 people expected through the gates in its first nine months of operation.

About Bankwest Stadium

Bankwest Stadium is a 30,000-seat purpose-built rectangular stadium in Parramatta, Sydney’s second CBD. Featuring the steepest grandstands in the country and superior sightlines from all seats, it takes fans closer to the action than ever before. It offers an unparalleled live sport and entertainment experience. The Stadium hosts a range of sport and entertainment events. It is also a thriving hub of community activity, hosting an array of meetings and special events. Bankwest Stadium is owned by Venues NSW, on behalf of the NSW Government, and operated by VenuesLive, a leading provider of management and hospitality services to venues and events.

About Facilities First

 Facilities First is trusted to deliver cleaning, maintenance, and facility management services to over 3,000 sites. Pioneered in Australia over 20 years ago, Facilities First is dedicated to providing the highest quality of services to clients and ensuring job satisfaction to employees. Due to their loyal client base and internal structure centred around strength, diversity, purpose, relationships and making a difference, Facilities First is now one of the fastest growing facility management service providers within the market.

As a business, their roots began in the heart of Sydney providing cleaning services to some of the city’s oldest and most iconic hospitality venues. Two decades later, and a shift from TJS Services to Facilities First, they now employ over 1,300 direct staff, providing integrated services to these sectors:  Government, Health and Aged care, Hospitality, Venues and Events, Commercial and Retail, Energy and Resources, Education and Training.