A SIGNIFICANT milestone for the Port of Sale redevelopment project has been ticked off, with the advertising of the cultural hub construction tender.
Commercial building contractors are invited to tender for the construction project, which includes internal modification of the existing former civic centre to incorporate the new Sale Library, visitor information centre, café, Gippsland Art Gallery, council chambers, broad use community space and associated operational areas.
Wellington Shire mayor Darren McCubbin is delighted by local interest in the project.
“Council recently invited local businesses and suppliers to register their interest in the project,” he said.
“We’ve received over 60 responses to date.
“We will provide each organisation’s details to prospective tenderers to encourage the inclusion of local content in tender submissions.”
Cr McCubbin said interested local businesses and suppliers who had not yet taken the opportunity to register their interest still had time, and encouraged them to do so.
The ‘local business and suppliers register of interest form’ is on the council’s website, with registration closing on June 17.
Tenderers must register with council by submitting company details and downloading documents from the current tender section of council’s website.
Tenders must be lodged by 2pm on Friday, July 8, in the tender box at council’s Sale customer service centre.
Construction of the cultural hub is scheduled to begin in August, with completion expected late next year.
For more information about the project and to view 3D perspective images, go to council’s website www.wellington.vic.gov.au/theport.