Hepburn Shire Council awarded several major contracts at the December meeting held earlier this week. Mayor, Cr Brian Hood, said the works are a significant investment in local infrastructure and services for the benefit of the community.
Naturform Pty Ltd was awarded a $878,158 contract for stage one of construction works at Central Springs Reserve as part of a $1.47 million dollar project. The work represents stage 1 of a masterplan for the Central Springs Reserve that was adopted by Council in September. The remaining elements of the masterplan will be delivered in future stages, as funding allows.
Planned works involve improvements to the picnic and shelter area and connection of a new mineral spring bore to a redesigned pump area. Djaara inspired landscaping and a path network will connect features of the reserve. The project is being part-funded by the Australian Federal Government, with $350,000 towards to the project.
“This picturesque area is a popular destination and these works will further improve functionality and appeal,” said Cr Hood.
Berne Fleming Civil Pty Ltd was awarded a $363,749 contract for the reconstruction of a portion of Smeaton Road in Campbelltown. The road reconstruction will include rebuilding or upgrading approximately 700 metres of the road which has suffered storm damage.
Veolia Recycling and Recovery Pty Ltd was awarded a contract extension for the delivery of kerbside services to townships, including the supply and cartage of kerbside bins. In 2024, kerbside collections of food and garden organics (FOGO) will commence for township residents diverting tonnes of material that would have been destined for landfill. The food and organics will be transported to Creswick Transfer Station where it will be composted and used locally to improve gardens, soil and farmland.
This article is based on a media release from Hepburn Shire Council.