WELLINGTON Shire Council is inviting local businesses, contractors and suppliers keen to work on the redevelopment of the Port of Sale former civic centre to register their interest.
Redevelopment construction works for the new cultural hub are expected to start in August this year, with completion scheduled for late 2017.
The project involves construction of the new Sale public library and library headquarters, Gippsland Art Gallery, visitor information centre, council chambers and café within the former civic centre building, at 70 Foster Street in Sale.
Mayor Darren McCubbin is enthusiastic that local businesses have the opportunity to get involved in the prestigious project.
“We’ll advertise the tender in coming weeks and council’s desire is to provide prospective tenderers with good information about local contractors and suppliers to increase the chances of local businesses being involved in tender submissions,” he said.
“We seek expressions of interest from local suppliers, which include details of the services and products that you can provide to the project.
“Those details will be passed on to prospective tenderers who will be encouraged to include local content in their tender submissions.
“Evaluation of tenders will consider the extent of use of local suppliers, tradespeople and contractors.”
Local businesses can register their details by completing a register of interest form, available online at www.wellington.vic.gov.au/theport or in hard copy at council’s customer service centre in Sale.