Thursday, 28 November 2019
Works will soon begin on the development of Sykes Foreshore after Bunbury City Council on Tuesday evening approved the preferred tenders for the construction of new ablutions and the playground.
This exciting milestone marks the beginning of the highly-anticipated Splash Park precinct.
The area at Sykes Foreshore will feature a Splash Park, new playground, upgraded toilet facilities, improved car parking and enhanced landscaping.
The City of Bunbury will be responsible for the playground, toilet facilities, car parking and landscaping while Discovery Holiday Parks will take the lead in the construction of the Splash Park.
Works to the area are scheduled to be completed in 2020.
Three Bunbury-Geographe businesses will set to work on the precinct with a combined local spend of $993,406.
Local business Civilcon was awarded the contract to construct the toilet facilities which will include both male and female toilets and an accessible toilet.
Civilcon has a credible reputation for concrete civil works and has won several awards for construction projects in Bunbury.
The contract for the new playground was awarded to Active Discovery with the construction taking into consideration community consultation which was undertaken earlier this year.
Active Discovery pride themselves on providing outstanding play experiences as well as being practical and maintainable for the life of the equipment.
The Carbone Bros were the preferred contractor for the car park upgrades with the local business having more than 50 years industry experience.
Mayor Gary Brennan said the awarding of contracts meant works could begin on the highly-anticipated project.
“On behalf of Council and the community I am delighted to see this development moving forward and am eager to see it begin to take shape,” Mayor Brennan said.
“It is also great to have all three tenders awarded to Bunbury-Geographe-based businesses which mean expenditure stays within the region.
“An outstanding outcome for all involved.”
The City’s works will begin at Sykes Foreshore shortly and will be due for completion in April 2020.