Feb 02, 2018

Contract news around the councils

Contract news around the councils

Townsville City Council has awarded  GNM Group the contract for the $2.3 million Townsville Airport Water Main upgrade.

Townsville Water and Waste Committee chairman Councillor Paul Jacob said the project – due for completion in July – would support the proposed expansion of the Townsville Airport and other new developments along John Melton Black Drive.

“It’s great that a local company was awarded the tender so it can grow and create more jobs for locals,” he said.

GNM Group has worked on a variety of Townsville City Council water projects – most recently the CBD Utilities Upgrade Project.

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Townsville-based contractor Civil Plus has won the tender to deliver a $3.9 million project to rehabilitate the land at the old Picnic Bay landfill on Magnetic Island.

The work is due to begin in early March 2018.

It includes permanently capping and covering the landfill to prevent seepage into waterways or nearby bushland, and preparing the site for revegetation.

Townsville City Council said it was satisfied that the company’s tender met all the requirements set by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science and was in line with community and council expectations.

The landfill was closed in early 2016 after the opening of the Magnetic Island Waste Transfer Station.

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TP Aquatic Constructions has won the contract to design and construct a $1.7 million water park adjacent to the Proserpine Swimming Pool.

The winning contractor specialises in water parks and swimming pools and recently completed the new water park at Cannonvale Big 4 Adventure Whitsunday, utilising many local contractors.

Construction is expected to commence in late February with a completion date of mid to late June, depending on the weather.

Whitsunday Regional Council deputy Mayor and Division 3 councillor John Collins said the new water park would be a great boost for the local community and visitors.

“It will be the first project delivered from the Proserpine Masterplan which was adopted late last year and there are plenty of other negotiations going on behind the scenes with external stakeholders to activate other projects,” he said.

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Hinchinbrook Shire Council has awarded Jacobs Group a $82,898 contract for geotechnical Investigations into the spoil composition of the Dungeness Enterprise Channel.

The testing of the spoil composition is the first step needed to assess the feasibility of channel dredging.

Mayor Ramon Jayo said dredging the channel and creating protection barriers was a priority for the council.

“The siltation of our coastal areas, including the channel, restricts vital boating access for both our residents and tourism operators to full and half tide periods only,” he said.

“Undertaking investigations into the spoil composition within the channel is a vital and necessary step in the total Environmental Application Process for a permit to interfere within a marine environment. The composition of the spoil will provide us with an indication of what we are dealing with and the process we will need to undertake to dredge.”

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Central Highlands Regional Council has approved a $1.084 million tender for NDRRA (National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements) funded work on nine local roads.

T & C Excavations is expected to commence work in February and be completed by the end of March 2018.

Roads on which works will be undertaken include: Krongie Road, Milroy Downs Road, Minerva Hills Road, Range Baranga Road, Tolmies Road, Tolmies Subdivision Road, Turkey Creek Road, Wyntoon Road and Yackman Road.

The road works vary, but include grading, stone pitching repair, gravel re-sheeting, pothole patching, and bitumen seal resurfacing.

 

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