The Optus Stadium will open in early 2018 and will be a multi-purpose venue capable of hosting sporting and entertainment events.


With a ‘fans first’ approach to design and technology, it will have 60,000 seating capacity.

Duratec’s in-house Level 2 and Level 3 IRATA Rope Access Technicians were engaged by MakMax Australia to assist in installing the custom-made fabric that comprises the roof canopy. Safety nets were utilised in conjunction with rope access techniques.

The scope included:

  • Rigging safety systems to work on trafficable fabric with pitches greater than 15°.
  • Hauling up roof sections with winches and installing them between the steel structure voids whilst under suspension.
  • Tensioning the roof fabric after initial installation.
  • Cleaning structure using aid climbing for access.


  • Safety net installation is a proven engineered solution aimed at removing the hazards encountered when working at height.
  • Project completion in time for opening.


  • Height Safety Systems Design & Installation
  • Specialist Civil Services
  • Technical Lifting & Rigging

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