At a Meeting of Council last night (15/09) Central Goldfields Shire Council noted that the Carisbrook Road and Levee Construction tender had been be awarded to local company Doran Earthmoving Pty Ltd.
The awarding of the tender follows a public tender process which closed on 26 August and attracted nine submissions.
At the February Council Meeting, Council determined to issue a Notice of Decision to grant a planning permit for the Carisbrook Flood Mitigation Levee works – stage 3 and 4
The planning permit involved the construction of a flood levee, associated earthworks and infrastructure and utility installation.
The contract will see the construction of part of the levee – Stage 3 commence in the coming month with construction to be complete by the end of the year.
The contract includes the construction of the Levee being the section of Pleasant Street from the Pyrenees Highway to the railway line and High Street from the railway line to Church Street.
The works involve building up, and constructing a sealed road and associated open drainage works. The works associated with the Railway line and Pyrenees Hwy culverts will be undertaken in the future stage.
Central Goldfields Shire Chief Administrator Noel Harvey said the awarding of the construction tender marked yet another key milestone in the Carisbrook Flood Mitigation Levee project.
“Stage 3 and 4 are the final stages of the flood mitigation works that will see the construction of the levee.
“Since we commenced as administrators, this project has been a major focus and we’ve remained committed to supporting the Carisbrook community in managing flood mitigation.
“We acknowledge it’s been a long process for the community of Carisbrook and we are obviously very happy to see this project move to the final stage.”
The levee project has been designed in response to major floods which occurred in 2010 and 2011.
Significant consultation with the Carisbrook community has been undertaken over a number of years as well as consultation with referral agencies, public and private land owners prior to the planning application being lodged.