Contractor call for Perth Waterfront work
2 November 2011
- Call for expressions of interest for inlet construction and public works
- Estimated $200million contract marks significant project milestone
- Waterfront development to reconnect river and city
The Perth Waterfront project has reached another major milestone with the State Government today calling for expressions of interest (EOI) for the completion of the design and construction of the inlet and its surrounding public space.
Planning Minister John Day said the managing contractor would be appointed through a two-stage process that would involve rigorous assessment.
“We are looking for a very experienced team to help deliver the transformation of Perth’s waterfront - connecting the city to the Swan River and creating an attractive destination for the people of Perth and visitors alike,” Mr Day said.
“The early involvement of the managing contractor for this important part of the project will mean a high level of collaboration with the State’s own project team; more efficient delivery of the project; and encourage innovation in design and construction.”
The contract, expected to be worth about $200million, is the first in a series of works packages to be presented to the market. The call for EOI follows last month’s detailed briefing to about 250 industry representatives.
The Minister said the works package will involve creating the new inlet and surrounding public spaces and promenades; the island - which will be the centrepiece of the new Perth Waterfront, along with the access bridges to it; the public access jetty and public transport berth; and sites for future private sector development.
“The contract also involves consultation with a variety of important stakeholders as well as critical traffic management arrangements, to ensure minimal disruption during construction, and an efficient ongoing flow of traffic into and through the area,” he said.
“This is a unique project and the competition to be a part of it is expected to be keen.”
- The closing date for EOI is November 30 and it is expected that the Stage One Managing Contractor contract will be awarded in early 2012.