The Kal City Centre project has taken an important step forward, with a lead contractor appointed to undertake major construction works on the $16 million project.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has appointed Ertech Civil Engineering to undertake the works.
Ertech has experience in similar projects across Western Australia including the $12 million Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation project, which transformed the Rockingham foreshore into a series of fun and lively spaces incorporating both recreational elements and a bustling café scene.
Ertech will work with local businesses and sub-contractors to optimise procurement and employment opportunities related to the project.
In late 2020, Ertech visited Kalgoorlie-Boulder to meet local contractors for the project.
The McGowan Government is investing $8 million into the project to help transform the Kalgoorlie CBD.
As stated by Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
“The appointment of Ertech Civil Engineering as the lead contractor for the Kal City Centre project represents progress on this long-awaited project to physically transform Kalgoorlie’s City Centre.
“As a WA based company with extensive experience delivering regional projects, Ertech is well positioned to work with the community and key stakeholders to harness business procurement and employment opportunities.
“The McGowan Government has contributed $8 million towards this $16 million project, and we hope now the City will be able to move quickly towards getting works underway”
As stated by Mining and Pastoral MLC Kyle McGinn:
“It’s great to see another Kalgoorlie project being commenced, with State and Local Government partnership providing an important economic growth opportunity.
“Through the Kal City Centre project the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has an opportunity to engage local contractors, including a local aboriginal workforce to ensure the State Government investment reaches its full potential for locals.”