The tender for the construction of the Multi User Facility and Youth Precinct was awarded to FIRM Construction by Council at Tuesday evening’s Ordinary Meeting of Council.
City of Greater Geraldton Deputy Mayor Neil McIlwaine said the tender went out in separable portions to enable Council to consider individual stages of the construction schedule if required and to better manage construction costs and the final tender value. Awarding of the contract means the redevelopment of the Foreshore will be entering its final phase.
“The tender process was quite competitive and Council awarded FIRM Construction, a WA based company with experience in the construction of civic buildings, schools, offices and industrial projects, to build all five portions of the project for $6,868,446.
“The overall cost for the project is expected to be $8,386,742, which includes all design costs and works undertaken to date.
“Council is looking forward to completing the final stage of the Foreshore redevelopment,” Mr McIlwaine said.
The project is jointly funded with Regional Development Australia providing $3,170,000 in grant funding for the construction of the Multi User Facility; and the Youth Precinct and Event Space receiving $1million in grant funding from both Lotterywest and Regional Development Australia. In total, the City’s has received $5.17million for the projects.
The City’s contribution is $3,217,000 and will be spread over all five portions of the project.