Contractors have been selected for future stages of the $25 million Dog Fence upgrade project in South Australia, providing local jobs and a significant economic boost.
Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham said there is a focus on using South Australian businesses and expertise during the Dog Fence rebuild.
“The first 26 kilometres, stage one, has been completed and work is well underway for the 115- kilometre stage two stretch of the rebuild,” Minister Basham said.
“Given the timeframe to complete the 1,600-kilometre Dog Fence rebuild and to avoid any material supply issues, the Dog Fence Rebuild Committee has appointed businesses to undertake stages three, four and five.
“This is a significant infrastructure project that will see part of the fence fully rebuilt, and repair work undertaken in other areas creating local jobs and supporting South Australia’s livestock industry.
“We are expecting more than 400 kilometres to be completed by 30 June 2021, with material delivery for stage three already underway.
“The Dog Fence rebuild is part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s drive to grow our livestock sector and protect sheep from the deadly impact of wild dogs.
“The replacement of the Dog Fence is estimated to deliver net benefits to the state between $56 million to $113 million over 20 years.”
The approved contractors for future stages are:
Third section – 130 kilometres long and runs from the east of Mount Lyndhurst Station to the northern boundary of Mundowdna Station (north-east of Marree)
*Supply of materials – Nutrien Ag Solutions Ltd and AES Scott & Co. Pty Ltd.
*Fencing contractor – RNCO Co.
Fourth section – 85 kilometres long and runs through Muloorina Station (north-west of Marree)
* Supply of materials – Senturion Steel Supplies Pty Ltd and AES Scott & Co. Pty Ltd
* Fencing contractor – A and K Rural Contractors Pty Ltd
Fifth section – 195 kilometres long and largely runs adjacent to Millers Creek, Parakylia and Roxby
Downs Stations (north-west of Roxby Downs)
* Supply of materials – Platinum Operations Pty Ltd and AES Scott & Co. Pty Ltd.
The rebuild of the Dog Fence is being jointly funded by the Commonwealth Government ($10 million), the State Government ($10 million) and the sheep industry ($5 million).
For more information about the Dog Fence rebuild, visit: www.pir.sa.gov.au/dogfence